Category Archives: The world we live in.

Scottish Campaigners join parties in their Tens of thousands.


The people of Scotland are refusing to allow a ‘No’ vote to stop change happen in Scotland, setting a valiant example to the rest of the UK. “Since Scots voted to stay in the UK last week, tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s fight for Democracy


“Thousands of people are occupying the Admiralty district of the city in continued opposition to the Chinese Government’s refusal to let them select their own candidates for leadership elections in 2017, allowing only Beijing-backed politicians to stand.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-protests-demonstrators-clean-up-and-recycle-after-night-of-clashes-with-police-9761598.html http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/28/hong-kong-pro-democracy-protests_n_5896408.html

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Emma Watson #HeForShe Launch Speech, and her 4Chan threat.


This video has gone viral, and for good reason. I wholeheartedly agree with Emma Watson’s speech (in fact it’s something I’ve believed for some years now), but as a result unfortunately the users of 4Chan have threatened her with nude … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence, the aftermath.


Some interesting thoughts. I fancied a Yes vote, not because I believe I have any right to have a say in the matter, but as a historian I welcome change and I would have been interested to see Scotland develop … Continue reading

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I think I agree, but… [UPDATED] – Do I really agree?


I have watched quite a few of GirlWritesWhat’s videos, most I have issues with, and this one is no different, but I thought the angle on history was interesting. Alas, I still have some bones to pick, particularly in regards to the … Continue reading

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Finally they have admitted it.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/08/metropolitan-police-rape-victims-detective-arrested “The detective constable – who has not been named – was arrested on Friday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Colleagues raised allegations that he had altered crime documents by inserting statements from the Crown Prosecution Service … Continue reading

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Because mothers are awesome, and the Vagenda are spot on.


“Of course it totally ignores the fact that actual changes came in to make 12 months flexible between two partners, as well as the hardly difficult idea that people are actually employed to cover maternity leave. Which is good for … Continue reading

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