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The news that two gay asylum seekers fighting deportation have been given leave to stay in UK by the Supreme Court, is a welcome one.
The men, from Cameroon and Iran respectively, sought to challenge the previous government’s contention that they had no grounds for asylum as they could move “elsewhere” in their home states and [...]
“Unexpected”: A World Cup Final poem for Holland (as featured on Dutch radio station Radio Netherlands:
You always know what you’re going to get, watching Holland.
You’re going to get:
Johann Cruyff in the crowd looking Very Solemn.
Long crossfield passes floating on the wind like pollen.
That’s what you get with Holland.
But this World Cup, Holland’s style feels different [...]
When I sent out a mass text message to my friends, inviting them to come with me to a play by an Israeli deafblind theatre company, one charming response was that it sounded “like a parody of something a liberal journo arts graduate would want to see” (although he would have joined me if he [...]
“Football is a simple game. 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” Why?
Case Klosed: England started and finished their World Cup campaign in South Africa with Emile Heskey on the pitch. Although I saw the benefits of taking Heskey along it was baffling to see him [...]
I never thought I would write these words, but until today State of Origin was in danger of getting a bit boring.
Nothing wrong with the way Queensland have been playing, of course. It’s just that it was becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how NSW could possibly win. They came within a few minutes of doing [...]
The latest video of ‘Bulletstorm’ – the Cliff Bleszinski (‘Unreal Tournament’, ‘Gears of War’) produced first-person shooter – looks like it’s shaping up nicely and might well be the title that Duke Nukem fans have been waiting for following the non-event that was notorious vapourware ‘Duke Nukem Forever’. Appearing to be as much an exercise [...]
Although the Synod’s five-day agenda is going to be dominated by women bishops, there is another less glamorous crisis at hand: the CofE’s gigantic pension shortfall.
Stiffed by the credit crunch and certain dubious investments, the liabilities in the Church’s pension fund have ballooned in the past couple of years. Recent figures show that the deficit [...]
By Tom Mendelsohn | | Wednesday, 7 July 2010 at 1:30 pm
Some insightful thoughts and opinions that have been uttered from the commentary box.
No woman should be forced to wear religious apparel by her community or family. Nobody should be forced to go to any kind of house of prayer. We say no to oppressive doctrines or laws which limit the freedom of individuals.
The European Convention on Human Rights is the basis for our rights and freedoms. Crucially, [...]
My pre-World Cup tip that Holland were the dark horses is standing up. They are in their first World Cup final for 32 years having beaten Uruguay in an outstanding semi-final 3-2.
Some of the Dutch goals included debatable decisions which the slow-motion TV replays showed the referee to be wrong. But [...]
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