Opinion

Some thought on that British Muslim social attitudes survey.

April 12, 2016

I started reading through the ICM Unlimited survey for Channel 4 on British Muslim social attitudes just to nose around and then suddenly I’d gone through 600 pages of data tables and it seemed a shame to not post it here. The context is that this poll is being made into a TV programme with […]

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Israel is not permanently right-wing.

March 22, 2015

Despite polling predictions that Israeli voters were abandoning him, Binyamin Netanyahu won by far the biggest share of seats in the Knesset last Wednesday. There has since been much despair in my social feeds and the international press that Israel is right-wing and only sliding further in that direction. In my opinion, for all this […]

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The internet and the people who use it are quite real.

September 25, 2013

I was 11 years old when I first received what the internet was. I’d been shown previously how to turn on a modem and then use a computer to play computer games, and at some point I joined Neopets because that’s what everyone in Year 7 did, but one lunchtime, I remember putting “Friends” into […]

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We’re All Just Pawns to the Tories

June 12, 2013

Originally published at Lesbilicious at the time of the Second Reading on the same sex marriage bill in the House of Commons. For the most part, there has never been a better time in history to be LGBT on this earth. But every so often, in my Western middle class world, the march towards full […]

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Peter Reynolds and the Investigative Journalist Who Never Was

January 22, 2013

So, Peter Reynolds sent me an email in December threatening to sue me again. But let me tell you about my week. (For people new to this, I have a helpful Peter Reynolds: An Overview page covering my previous interactions with Peter Reynolds, the leader of CLEAR – Cannabis Law Reform) I went for some […]

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Religious gay marriage ban will only cover Anglicans now. Woo.

January 8, 2013

This coalition government in the UK is a funny one. Having gone to such effort to make it clear that their same sex marriage consultation was regarding civil marriage only, having faced down a major revolt by the more traditionally minded churches and a hundred of backbench Tory MPs, the government last week announced that […]

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Religious People can be Gay – Get Over it!

November 21, 2012

Talking about gay marriage is all the rage at the moment, as one of the last legal barriers towards full equality. There’s other things that we need to talk about, like hate crime, and homophobia in schools, but same sex marriage being the very last form of obvious legal inequality between LGBT people and heterosexuals, […]

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Letter from Wirral Magistrates’ Court Regarding Roger Hayes

July 13, 2012

In my previous post on Roger Hayes, the Chair of the British Constitution Group, and his recent trip to prison, someone commented that Roger Hayes’ outfit had posted the following message: “Roger Hayes was visited in prison this morning by Danny Bamping, who took an affidavit from Roger in which he makes it clear he […]

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When It’s OK to Oppose Same Sex Marriage

July 9, 2012

Orthodox Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks found himself on the front page of the Jewish Chronicle this week for, unsurprisingly, being against gay marriage. Or actually, having put his name to a response to the government consultation on same sex marriage by the London Beth Din, the Orthodox religious law court. In response, the Jewish Chronicle […]

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Roger Hayes, Merseyside Police, and Wirral Council

July 3, 2012

  Roger Hayes is the chair of the British Constitution Group, a group which campaigns for lawful rebellion against governmental intrusions like Parliament, magistrates, and council tax, on the basis of our rights under Magna Carta. This morning he was arrested and imprisoned in Liverpool Prison by a magistrate’s court, and my Facebook feed went […]

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