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By way of a temporal journey back a few months: I was reading a BBC article today which discussed the decision by the German state of Bavaria to allow the publication of Mein Kampf after it’s copyright expires in 2015. I was then directed to a story about how the… Continue Reading Offensive Censorship

In the last Saturday’s Guardian Magazine, the boldly titled ‘This Column Will Change Your Life’ referred to a very interesting study on the nature of the human mind. The column discussed the way in which people perceive the constitution of the human mind and even the dreaded soul, and whether… Continue Reading The Constitution of the Mind

‘That’s your opinion and you have a right to it.’ or some other such statement (usually preceding the speaker’s disagreement with said opinion) is one which provides me with an acute combination of offense and irritation.

Recently, one of Britain’s loudest foulmouths announced his intention to contest the Bradford West by-election, having been outside a legislature since he lost his seat in 2010. It is not yet know whether he will stand as an independent or under his contrived party ‘RESPECT’.

There has been a concentrated number of references to human rights recently, with the benighted suburb of Homs at one end and some people claiming they were being infringed by a cross in the window of a crematorium at the other.

A few days ago I talked with a school friend with whom I hadn’t spoken in a while. She is a first-year studying English Literature, History and Philosophy in university. We talked over the usual news and plans which people explore when they haven’t chatted in a while; then we… Continue Reading Free Will

‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.’  — The first amendment to… Continue Reading Baroness Warsi’s Speech to the Pope — Secularism, Contradiction and Misapprehension

The protesters form a semi-circle against the Nuffield Building, in Birmingham University campus. An impassioned protester yells into a microphone, damning the cuts to staff pensions and to other facilities which Professor David Eastwood, Vice Chancellor, has instituted. ~In every single aspect you take a hard line.~ The students now… Continue Reading Birmingham University — A Protest

On Thursday I went to a public debate in Birmingham University, on whether or not Britain should renew the Trident nuclear weapons system. I already knew the motion, and had established that — given the opportunity which exists in debates of this type for audience members to make a three… Continue Reading General Secretary of the CND: Short Interview