The election of Philip Davies to the Women’s and Equalities Committee is an inspired choice

The election of Philip Davies to the Women’s and Equalities Committee is an inspired choice

Philip Davies has been elected to Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee. Many people have expressed outrage that someone who complained that 'feminist zealots' are trying to stir up trouble, or who suggested that more women should be sent to prison, has been elected to a committee that looks to highlight issues that women and minorities … Continue reading The election of Philip Davies to the Women’s and Equalities Committee is an inspired choice

The riots show us that our prison system must change before it’s too late

The riots show us that our prison system must change before it’s too late

What do we want from our prison system? The two recent prison riots in Kent and Birmingham have brought this question to the fore again. These riots are the culmination of a deteriorating prison service, with massive staff shortages since G4S took over, overcrowding and eating next to “unscreened” toilets. A staff member at wormwood … Continue reading The riots show us that our prison system must change before it’s too late

What the internet shows us about anarchy

What the internet shows us about anarchy

What would the world be like without borders, without states, without governments? A world with no taxes, no police, no social housing. Rather than going down the pub and talking to the resident anarchist, there may be an easier, and more instructive, way to find out. Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, has called the … Continue reading What the internet shows us about anarchy

The thing about human rights II: the right to property

The thing about human rights II: the right to property

On Saturday, the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was celebrated with international Human Rights Day. It is day where we are called upon to “...reaffirm our common humanity. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference.” In keeping with that, I want to talk about the human right to property. The … Continue reading The thing about human rights II: the right to property