Posts Tagged: Politics

42 days

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The House of Commons has voted to extend the time prisoners can be held without charge to 42 days.

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The debate on hybrid embryo research

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Opponents of hybrid embryo research base their opinion on nothing more than their personal sense of unease, whereas scientists supporting it do so because of tangible medical benefits to thousands. It’s easy to see which is the ethical position.

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Lib Dem leader an atheist

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This is excellent news. I’ve always voted Liberal Democrat anyway (well except that time I helped vote Tony Blair into power1,) but now there’s another reason to do so. Their new party leader, Nick Clegg, has come out in a radio interview and┬áconfirmed himself as an atheist. “Do you believe in God?” was the question,… Read more »

Halliburton == evil

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Why is it whenever I read the name Halliburton it’s never because of some great philanthropic work they’ve done, or because of their contributions to charity. You never see anyone coming onto the news and thanking Halliburton for sorting their life out, do you? No; it’s always something like this. I honestly don’t know what… Read more »

Bleugh

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Apologies for the lack of updates recently; I’ve been busy enjoying a veritable cornucopia of symptoms for the past couple of weeks, and haven’t really been up to writing about much, even though there’s been plenty going on: The Texas Education Agency has fired Chris Comer, a staff member of nine years, for sending an… Read more »