Entries by Hilary Burrage from 09/2012

Female Genital Mutilation: Why Does This 'Holiday' Horror Endure?

| Posted 09.16.2012 | UK

'Summer Holidays are for Fun not Pain' declared the (London) Metropolitan Police Force as school broke up for the Summer 2012 break... A strange but necessary message because, horrifically, thousands, of young British girls are forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) whilst school is out; and some will have died.

The Problem Isn't Badgers, It's (Politically Led?) Bad Science

| Posted 09.19.2012 | UK Politics

National Farmers' Union and the majority of farmers - but not all - may believe that badger culls will do the trick, and a lot of politicians want to keep the farmers onside. And it will probably pay electoral dividends for a while. But longer term this 'solution' is could even make things worse...

Cross-Disciplinary, Cross-Purpose: The Muddles of Multi-Agency Working

| Posted 09.30.2012 | UK Politics

The political conference season is one point in the year when it's quite reasonable to feel confused. So many claims and so much talk; but with what real effect, for whom?