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Leading politicians are in denial when it comes to the NHS

Grand, sweeping statements tend to divide opinion: and the British Red Cross likening the state of the NHS to a ‘humanitarian crisis’ was no exception. Dr. Paul Robinson, an emergency…

It is wrong to expect women to seek forgiveness for abortions

The reason that religion in general is such a sensitive issue is that it truly comes down to individual interpretation. It is not a quantifiable, tangible entity. This assertion seems…

How should the Left respond to right-wing populism?

Let’s make it clear. I am in no way under the impression that I have the authority to tell any single person what to do, let alone the sheer mass…

Jamie Oliver is right to liken childhood obesity to a war

Taken out of context, this assertion made by Jamie Oliver is at first bewildering, and then slightly ridiculous. ‘Child Obesity’ and ‘Islamic State’ (Isis) are not terms that regularly appear…

Silence over US bombing of Yemen shows media hypocrisy

Whenever the state of affairs in the Middle East is mentioned in a conversation, we all duly become solemn and express our concern about the horror of the situation. Yet,…

‘Killer Clowns’ highlight the dangers of social media hysteria

Just 20 years ago, a story like this simply would not have appeared in a newspaper. The development of social media means that nowadays, pictures, news, and perhaps even false…

Mental healthcare flaws cannot remain unchallenged

The statistic that seven in 10 nurses deem mental healthcare inadequate ought to shock us. Rather frighteningly, it appears as though it is common knowledge that our mental healthcare system…

Should the destruction of culture be a war crime?

Last week, The International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced an Islamist militant to 9 years in prison, exclusively on the basis that he had played a part in destroying the sacred…