To End Sexual Harassment in Westminster We Need to Put the Victims First

There is a harassment scandal in Westminster, and one that has frequently surfaced a dangerous question: “is it true?” It is extremely hard to admit that you are a victim of sexual assault, and the fear of being judged, humiliated or accused of lying is enough to prevent many from speaking out. Various studies suggest that false accusations […]

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Why are we all so Homophobic?

This story was originally posted on Medium, on May 23rd, 2015. When you meet someone, what is important to you? You slip casually into conversation with a stranger; your small talk tickles their interest and you laugh cautiously — mysteriously — at their jokes. You judge them. You note their lisp, their camp, affectionate body language, their tightly rolled sleeves and their […]

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Politics and Positivity

I made over one thousand calls last month to voters in America. I was campaigning for Bernie Sanders. ‘Fuck the Republicans,’ one New Yorker began, to my delight. A delegate in Washington couldn’t choose between Bernie and his girlfriend; on caucus day he was travelling to Oregon to save his relationship. And hundreds of people didn’t let me get […]

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Jeremy Corbyn is the Politician the World Needs

Our country has a problem. People don’t care about politics because politics is a mess. It’s a club of elites breaking promises and hurting the people who really keep our country and its cultures alive. People are disengaged, they don’t care, they’re apathetic. Jeremy Corbyn, someone who was obscure just a couple of months ago, will change […]

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The Shadow Cabinet Are Killing Labour

Harriet Harman in the Guardian, recounting the shadow cabinet meetings preceding the controversial welfare bill that the opposition party didn’t oppose: “What I did was listen very carefully to the shadow cabinet about what we should do about it.” There was a show of hands. “Eight people wanted to just abstain, 11 wanted to have a […]

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Backing up Your Computer is Illegal in the UK

Law is a confusing thing, especially when it’s written by a government who seem to lack common sense. Last year UK Copyright Law was clarified and rewritten, allowing for burning CDs into programs like iTunes, something that most already thought was legal. Recent legislation, however, has reversed that ruling. TorrentFreak sought a comment on the […]

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