Posted on 09 July 2016.
Just have a look at my comment below, for an article on the site of the publisher Verso Books:
Immigration is nothing to do with the question of deserving or not deserving this or that. Immigration is an entitlement, a legal provision; to confuse entitlements with desert is to confound a legal category with a morally charged ethical notion.
I further add: Read the full story
Posted in Serious Commentary, World News
Posted on 25 March 2016.
There is a ‘text’ and a ‘subtext’ so ubiquitous now, I feel it would be very unhelpful to attribute it to any one person. I do not wish to blame any one individual, or any number of individuals; clearly, the problem is a very ‘deep’ and ‘structural’ one, rather than being a question of a few people holding a niche view.
The prevailing notion is:
Neurodiversity is great and should be celebrated; what a dull world it would be, if there were no neurodiversity.
OK. How about these ones: Read the full story
Posted in Human Interest, Opinon/Editorial
Posted on 23 March 2016.
Accessibility is a very current topic, but not all framings of accessibility are alike. Spot the difference:
We must have 50% of young people attending university, to make us viable competitors on the world stage, and set our stamp on world affairs as leading enlightened, dynamic and creative figures in the international community.
Artificial barriers to university cause many problems. People feel discouraged, alienated and disenfranchised. For individuals from many communities, there is a knock-on effect on equality and access to other resources.
Gender balance in academic disciplines Read the full story
Posted in Human Interest, Society
Posted on 04 May 2015.
Coming up to the 2015 General Election, the inflammatory rhetoric of UKIP is a worrying feature of the complex political scene in the UK.
It’s always been complex, of course…
Well, we have had politicians who have expanded the suffrage and decriminalised homosexuality. Read the full story
Posted in Opinon/Editorial, Politics, World News