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Lockdown: A Modest Proposal

Of the many consequences of the coronavirus crisis, one of the most under-discussed, and concerning in the long-term, is that of food shortages. In the UK and elsewhere, much has been made of panic-buying and stockpiling. We fill our shelves with supplies we don’t need, in quantities which deny the more vulnerable members of society […]

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Inadequate preparation has been made for Welsh ‘smacking’ laws

The Welsh government has announced a law that will criminalise parents for smacking their children. Smacking by adults and in school, settings is already classified as assault. This new law aims to extend the legal protection of children by removing defence of “reasonable punishment” that legally safeguards a parent’s use of some forms of corporal […]