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Number 626 in the endless series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the automatic story generator at the Daily Mail (right; the online version does not ask a question and therefore risks failing Paul Dacre’s requirement that his entire organisation be devoted to trying to get mentioned on this blog).
Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver looks at the pulling power of Britain’s market towns.
You know it’s time to step back for a minute or two when you’re getting taught common sense by a three-year-old.
Sexual assault and rape are well-documented weapons in situations of armed conflict. They also feature as a control technique deployed by many totalitarian regimes. This includes the newly overthrown Egyptian government, in which the sexual violation of both male and female political dissidents was actively encouraged. The current government, the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) appears to be following in Mubarak’s footsteps. Or rather, there is none to check their systematic sexual abuses now that they are in charge of the Egyptian state.
We’re told never to judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t seem to apply to programme titles.
The second Dr Christian Jessen began plugging his new four part series, Twitterers, myself included, started to ask questions. I made a judgement, and not a positive one. It was difficult to express exactly how I felt [...]
Lord Carlile has been the most vocal defender of the draconian and illiberal system of control orders for terror suspects, both under the previous government and the present one.
A puzzling story in the Mail on Sunday was headlined, “Theresa May and Michael Gove at war over crackdown on home-grown terror”. Puzzling because Brendan Carlin’s byline was on it, and he is a proper journalist, yet the story did not say directly what it was that May and Gove disagreed about.
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