Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Honours

I have just been reading the New Year’s honours list – well part of it, so far – and was very pleased to see some of those who have received knighthoods (or damehoods).  The media have covered the knighthood awarded … Continue reading

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When is a resolution not a resolution?

If you forget to make any New Year resolutions, then when asked if you have made any resolutions you can legitimately answer ‘no’.  But what if you make a conscious decision not  to make any resolutions?   Have you not then … Continue reading

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Driving licenses and organ donation

From the summer, anyone applying for or renewing a driving license will have to say whether or not they wish to donate their organs in the event of their death.  At the moment, one can decline to answer the question.   … Continue reading

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Reviewing the law on prostitution

I have previously argued the case for a review of the law on prostitution.  Successive governments have tended to shy away from dealing with the issue or arguably made the situation worse.  The law as it stands creates major problems.   It … Continue reading

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It’s all in the mind….

The media are reporting the findings of a study, by scientists at University College London, that suggests people of right-wing views, relative to other people, have a larger area of the brain associated with emotion and fear.  It’s based on a … Continue reading

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Being held to ransom? Er, no.

The Times today has an article, by Roland Watson, reflecting on the creation of the coalition.  It repeats a claim variously made in coverage of the formation of the coalition, namely that, for David Cameron, ‘coalition has let him go … Continue reading

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Church v the Judiciary?

The Daily Telegraph today carries as its lead story the claim by the Bishop of Winchester, on Radio 4, that the courts discriminate against Christians and that there is a lack of religious literacy among judges.  The Human Rights Act, he … Continue reading

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