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Banks, Cluster Bombs and the Rare Argument for more Bureaucracy

After being bailed out by the taxpayer, banks have been spending a lot of time (and money) to try and convince the public that they have a sense of moral and corporate responsibility. Natwest paraded people around the country and built a few cricket pavilions in the mantra of ‘helpful banking’. HSBC scoured the globe in order to … Continue reading

The Death Penalty: An American Case Study

In the UK the issue of capital punishment has reared its ugly head again. The are corners which have called for its return to the UK justice system. This blog looks across the pond to argue against such an action. As of 2010 thirty-five states in America still used the death penalty compared with 15 … Continue reading

Proposed ‘Human Rights Bill’ in Zimbabwe is a farce.

The proposed Human Rights Bill in Zimbabwe, while showing glimpses of promise, is marred by omissions. Firstly the good news. The bill recognises the necessity of independence from government  interference; “Neither the State nor any person, body, organ, agency or institution belonging to or employed by the State, a local authority or otherwise, shall interfere with, hinder or … Continue reading

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