Category Archives: Freedom

Children in Headscarves

Fatima Laiba Aftab wrote a most eloquent and persuasive letter in the Evening Standard recently defending girls’ freedom to wear the hijab: Girls should be free to wear the hijab  I AM 10 and go to a primary school in … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Equality, Feminism, Freedom, Inequality, Politics, Religion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Burka Burks

According to a YouGov Survey, 57% of British people want a ban on burkas in public places. Here’s the thing: we live in a free country – something which we rather value – but that means that it has to be … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Freedom, Religion, Society | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sinister Surveillance

David Cameron has pledged that, if re-elected in May, he will introduce legislation to allow monitoring of all internet, email and mobile telephone activity. This “snoopers’ charter” has already been rejected once, on the grounds that it would impose an … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom, Government, Liberty, Police, Politics, Privacy, Surveillance, Technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment