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Betrayal by degrees
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Betrayal by degrees

Two weeks ago we took our son back to university. A long drive, then several mad minutes ferrying heavy boxes of books, computer equipment, and musical instruments.– – Steve Latham – The campus appeared smart, and affluent. Middle class parents, like us, giving lifts to their offspring. Do we look […]

Colour me Conservative
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Colour me Conservative

How can people be conservatives? Surely no right-thinking individual would admit to being part of this antiquated tribe? – – Steve Latham – This is especially so during this recession, with conservative governments throughout the globe cutting back on welfare, and choosing policies which favour the rich over the poor. […]

Mercy killings
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Mercy killings

In a strange irony the issue of euthanasia was recently raised through two contrasting news stories. – – Steve Latham – Tony Nicklinson lost his case to die in a manner of his own choosing. With locked-in syndrome, he felt that his quality of life was intolerable. At the same […]

The concept of “Dredd”
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The concept of “Dredd”

I saw this new movie with my son, in an attempt to bond before he returns to university in a few weeks.– – Steve Latham – The main character, Judge Dredd, is a law-enforcer in a post-apocalypse future, set in Megacity 1, surrounded by an irradiated wasteland. The city is […]

Blasphemy laws
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Blasphemy laws

A thirteen year old girl called Rimsha has been accused in the courts of blasphemy in Pakistan. Rimsha is from a Christian family in Mehrabadi, a poor part of Islamabad.– – Steve Latham – She was accused of burning parts of the Quran. Controversially, not only was she a minor, […]