Here’s Why Shamima Begum WON’T Be Prosecuted If She Wins Back UK Citizenship- And How She Can Live In Holland WITHOUT Dutch Citizenship!

  How could Shamima Begum win an appeal against the Home Secretary’s revocation of her citizenship?   First off, it’s illegal for any UK court to remove citizenship if that would make someone stateless. In Shamima’s case, she doesn’t have dual citizenship (that we know of) so that’s a weight in her favour right there.Continue reading “Here’s Why Shamima Begum WON’T Be Prosecuted If She Wins Back UK Citizenship- And How She Can Live In Holland WITHOUT Dutch Citizenship!”

How much education do we REALLY need?

I’d grown up hearing that the British education system was the best in the world. (Looking back, perhaps the fact that after 13 years of schooling I still can’t type properly should’ve raised my suspicions). But after spending some time with people from developing countries I realised that they had benefited from a much superiorContinue reading “How much education do we REALLY need?”

Why does the law force rape victims to share child custody with their rapists?: The legal principles behind parental rights and responsibilities

In seven states in the USA. rapists can sue victims for custody of any children concieved by the assault.  A conviction is needed to anull rapists’ parental rights. The problem is that most rapes don’t even go to court. Even in the minority of cases where a conviction is secured, these are often the result ofContinue reading “Why does the law force rape victims to share child custody with their rapists?: The legal principles behind parental rights and responsibilities”

How the political correctness debate is being manufactured

Has political correctness gone mad? That was the title of Trevor Phillip’s latest Channel 4 documentary which aired a few days ago. The docco contends that Brexit and Trump happened as a result of the ‘hard left’ refusing to engage in debate and using political correctness to silence opponents. And you’d be forgiven for thinking thatContinue reading “How the political correctness debate is being manufactured”

Qatar to host World Cup despite appalling human rights record

First published on Mint Press News on 27/6/16   Recently, Qatar jailed a Dutch tourist for having sex after she reported her rape. The case revealed to the West how rape victims are treated in Qatar. As Qatar will be the host of the 2022 World Cup, this raises the question of the risks faced byContinue reading “Qatar to host World Cup despite appalling human rights record”

Underage Sex Workers- victims of trafficking or child protection policy?

Sex work law in the UK is complicated. Though it’s not fully criminalised as in most of the US, it is illegal for sex workers to share accommodation (“brothel-keeping”) even though this would improve sex workers’ safety. Soliciting and kerb-crawling are also illegal. One of the prostitution laws is that while the age of consentContinue reading “Underage Sex Workers- victims of trafficking or child protection policy?”

No legal protection for employees fired for their lifestyle, appearance or family choices

    First published on The Fifth Column, July 2015   Could you be fired for your lifestyle, hair, or past job? It could be more likely than you think. We tend to think that we’re protected by antidiscrimination and labour laws. But people have been fired for being an unmarried mother, previously being aContinue reading “No legal protection for employees fired for their lifestyle, appearance or family choices”

Torture Report: It’s Not Just The CIA, But A Global & Structural Problem

In the light of the Senate Committee’s Torture Report, we’re all keen to criticise the CIA. But 54 countries were involved in rendition and torture, and they all need to come clean about their involvement. The problem was global. The US may have exported torture just like the British Empire once exported its questionable values,Continue reading “Torture Report: It’s Not Just The CIA, But A Global & Structural Problem”

The Porn Filter: A Censored Britain

First published as Censorship in the UK: The Internet, Media Myths and the Porn Panic on 16/5/14 on Cliterati.     No censorship plan could be complete without fearmongering. And as is often the case, the enemy these days is dirty, filthy, child-corrupting, woman-defiling, enemy-of-the-family, soul destroying sex. Well, porn, to be precise. But DavidContinue reading “The Porn Filter: A Censored Britain”

Undercover Police Spies Committed Rape

In Scots law, pretending to be someone else or lying about your identity to get sex is rape. Which means that undercover police having relationships and families with the activists they were spying on was rape. (It may also constitute lying about the purpose of the sex act, which is also rape under Scots law,Continue reading “Undercover Police Spies Committed Rape”