Oscar Pistorius: verdict analysis


By Dan Bunting A world famous sportsman accused of killing his partner is controversially acquitted with public uproar. Some have drawn similarities between OJ Simpson and Oscar Pistorius, although the comparisons should not be overstated. Not least because, whilst Mr Pistorius left Court on 12 September after the verdict, he did not (as may papers state) […]

Female genital mutilation: a breach in the UK’s duty of care?


A report by the Home Affairs Committee (HAC) is a response to what it calls the “ongoing national scandal” of female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is the mutilation of the genitalia of young women and girls for non-medical reasons. The history of FGM in the UK makes for sobering and shocking reading. It is estimated […]

DRIP: 5 unjust government arguments

DRIP tap

By David Cook It is suggested that the USA PATRIOT Act, legislation swiftly enacted by US Congress in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist act was a “backronym” designed to play on the national pride around at the time. Clever political manoeuvring? Potentially so. One therefore wonders what considerations were given to the […]