Thanks for being the first and only reader of my blog. I hope that 27 is an age that sees your continued success. Your wonderful traits shines through - I hope they rub off on me (and Johnny). Happy Birthday, Abdullah Rahman.
Parliament represents the people, judges represents the court. The will of a majority cannot be used to infringe upon the rights of individuals and minority groups. At least not through the courts. Judges are supposed to be impartial and their job is to uphold the law. If we bring in elected judges presumably their previous … Continue reading The Daily Mail is wrong: unelected judges are a good thing.
Reversing Brexit would be an insult to all those that fought for suffrage. It would mark the return of silencing large groups of society, much like 1866 - when only property owners could vote. Make no mistake, what Tony Blair is advocating is a new ruling class. Like property owners in the 19th century, the … Continue reading Tony Blair this is 2017, not 1866. Reversing Brexit would be the most regressive move ever. An open letter from a Remain voter.
"Creating a free trade zone in North America — the largest free trade zone in the world — would expand U.S. exports, create jobs and ensure that our economy was reaping the benefits, not the burdens, of globalization. Although unpopular with labor unions, expanding trade opportunities was an important administration goal" Hilary Clinton - Living History … Continue reading If the self-proclaimed “progressives” want to win elections/referendums, they should stop ignoring micro issues.
The state needs to obey laws that offer vulnerable prisoners and prison officers protection. Prisons are currently a legal black hole. The hole may not be the size of Guantanamo Bay's - inmates still have their due process rights. Nevertheless, a hole definitely exists... and it may be larger than we think. It was held in … Continue reading Prisons are a legal black hole.
Each persons vote is a secret. We have no right to know who our neighbours voted for and what their reasons were for their choice. To infringe upon that would be sacrilege. I am a firm believer that secret ballots are a bedrock of democracy - secrecy removes the possibility of corruption and intimidation. With Britain conducting … Continue reading Brexit: inferring racism has to stop.
Before I start: yes some feminist say stupid things, just like participants of any other political movement… And yes some feminists do hold regressive views that are incompatible with equality. I not only often hear men dismiss third-wave feminism but also women explaining why they are not third-wave feminists. I would argue that third-wave feminism … Continue reading Dismissing feminism is ignorant.
“I think the salaries paid to some footballers are simply ridiculous, some salaries to very high earning top executives are utterly ridiculous. Why would someone need to earn more than £50m a year?” Jeremy Corbyn. Robert Nozick argued that a patterned distribution of justice inevitably results in undue State interference. Patterned distribution is where “a distribution … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn’s maximum wage would be the first step to a British tyranny.
If I were to guess one good thing that may come from a Donald Trump’s presidency it is that there will be lengthy discussions and widespread denouncement over his blasé attitude towards human rights. This is not to say that the human rights movement and its laws won’t take an unprecedented battering during his reign - that … Continue reading The United States disregard for human rights is not a new phenomenon.