Rights and Responsibilities

The Government has initiated consultation on the subject of Rights and Responsibilities with the possibility of eventually establishing a written  bill of rights. Below is a document (in blue)  from … Continue Reading →

Are Human Rights a good thing?

To question the value of Human Rights can seem quite shocking – almost like declaring oneself an atheist a few hundred years ago.  However, in a paper published on Monday by the … Continue Reading →

Do young people know how to engage with society?

Youth Citizenship Commission Consultation (YCCC) he Governance of Britain Green Paper, published in July 2007, highlighted the need for Government to engage with young people and encourage them to play … Continue Reading →

Is religion like gender, race and age? – The equalities bill

The Government is planning a unified Equalities Bill to create a single piece of legislation.  It will bring together in a coherent whole the 150 separate pieces of legislation that … Continue Reading →

Is your MP religious?

The dust has started to settle over the recent votes on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. To the surprise of some, all votes went in favour of the proposals … Continue Reading →

Burmese Tragedy

Once again the Burmese people have suffered a calamity. The last cause was the Burmese military Government brutally suppressing peaceful protests against their rule. This time Cyclone Nargis has left … Continue Reading →

A blind eye to demon drink

The BBC describes a recent report from the British Medical Association (BMA) on the harm done by the consumption of alcohol. Alcohol now kills more people every month than heroin does in … Continue Reading →