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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

After the Tottenham Riots – Fractures to fissures in ‘Broken Britain’

I doubt that when he envisaged the ‘Big Society’ David Cameron was wishing for the type of community action that took place in Tottenham on August 6th. It seems that large scale public disturbances are becoming a trademark of his stewardship, from the violence at the University fees protests, to rioting in Bristol and now Tottenham. While … 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

When the EDL invaded Plymouth

On the 9th of July there were two marches. One was by the far-right English Defence League (EDL) protesting against the expansion of a local Mosque and a perception of an influx of Sharia Law. The second was by the self explanatory United Against Fascism (UAF) and billed itself as a “multicultural celebration of diversity”. … Continue reading

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