Month: October 2016

Refusing To Bake A Cake With A Political Statement Upon It Is Not A Crime

This week, a Christian couple who run a bakery and refused to make a cake with the statement “support gay marriage” on it lost their latest court appeal. Now when I first heard this story and didn’t realise the facts, I assumed the bakers had refused to bake the cake because the people asking for it were …

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Working-class misrepresentation by middle-class journalists and the hatred they create – MA Essay

George Orwell in 1937 wrote, “Every middle-class person has a dormant prejudice which needs only a small thing to arouse it … The notion that the working class have been absurdly pampered, hopelessly demoralised by doles, old-age pensions, free education etc. … is still widely held; it has merely been shaken perhaps, by the recent …

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Alan Turing Law Pardoning Gays For Crimes They Didn’t Commit

In 2013, codebreaker and mathematical genius Alan Turing received a Royal Pardon over a conviction of gross indecency in 1952. In order words, he was pardoned for having sexual relations with a man. Now the government, thanks to many amazing LGBT campaigners, have announced that they with posthumously pardon thousands of LGBT people for actions that were …

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