It's been utterly ghastly to hear my friends share the drawn out reality of trying to prosecute someone for sexually abusing a child. The sexual abuse of children is an unspeakable evil, but its unspoken nature allows it to continue. Every institution, from the courts to the church, are failing exactly the people they should protect.
Have you been 'good' today and had a salad, or were you 'bad' and reached for a cookie? It's not uncommon to hear moralistic descriptions around food. But why are we so puritanical about what we consume?
Knife crime is soaring in London. Politicians seem to blame each other, but have no answers. Is there any hope for our city?
It seems the general view today is that human rights are a collection of socially-created values, which we have agreed are inviolable and universal to everyone. However, it becomes problematic when we argue that on one hand human rights are inherent, and on the other hand admit that they are rules that we have created ourselves. If we can make up our own moral code, why can’t someone else and what do we do when the two clash?
The discussion over abortion is often full of rancour, in which neither side is really listening to the other. This tends to only result in more deeply entrenched views. Here are ten distinct and genuine questions for pro-choice people that will (at the least) give an insight into the way pro-life people think on this issue.
The injustices in our society are rife, and we are increasingly more vocal about it, especially on social media. But how far does being more aware and vocal about evil take us?
Every hero we have – past and present – seems to have some kind of flaw that causes them to be diminished in our eyes. Why do we continue to believe the best about people, even when we know they are hiding stuff? And what worldview helps give an account for the failings in them, and in us?
Veganuary has become the latest craze of middle class Londoners. Veganism is growing in popularity and a culture war is emerging over the nation’s eating habits. But what’s driving the growth of this movement?
Getting involved in politics has been an exciting and rewarding experience, but becoming a politician has made me realise that there are some issues even politics cannot resolve. What do we do then?