Milena Popova
Milena is an economist and political scientist by education, an IT manager by trade, and a campaigner for digital rights, equality and diversity by persuasion. She is a passionate European and has an eclectic mix of interests which are reflected in her writing. They range from women's rights and violence against women to constitutional issues such as electoral reform and Scottish independence.

Entries by Milena Popova

Adding Insult to Injury: The Media Coverage of the Bisexual Asylum Seeker Case

(1) Comments | Posted 11 February 2014 | (13:08)

Last month, immigration law blog Free Movement published a set of questions which had been asked of a bisexual asylum seeker during an interview by the UKBA. The questions are degrading, intrusive and deeply queerphobic. Yet the reporting of this incident in some mainstream media outlets is similarly concerning....

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What is the Olympic Legacy for Women's Sport?

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2012 | (21:26)

Like much of the rest of the nation, I have spent the better part of the last three weeks glued to the television watching the Olympics. Olympic missiles and other civil liberties issues aside, the Games exceeded my expectations right from the opening ceremony. One highlight for me...

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Where Are the Male Rhythmic Gymnasts?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2012 | (16:24)

We have this week witnessed sporting history with Nicola Adams becoming the first ever woman boxer to win an Olympic title. For the first time ever there are now women competing in every sport where men are competing at the Olympics. While this is a great step towards sporting...

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A Tale of Two Britains

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2012 | (21:56)

The story of Britain, of who the people of these islands are and how they - we, I suppose - came to be here, is hotly contested political ground right now. The Conservative part of the coalition government is trying to retell that story. From highly misleading narratives...

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Economic Literacy Monday

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2011 | (14:58)

The Ernst & Young ITEM Club - an independent economic forecasting think tank which uses the same economic models as the Treasury - has today published a report on the inflation outlook for the UK over the short to medium term [PDF]. Coverage of this has been slow...

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The Conservatives on Europe: A Dictionary

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2011 | (14:39)

Parliament today is debating Britain's membership in the EU, following an online petition signed by over 100,000 people. Clearly, with the economy having ground to a halt, unemployment at a historic high, and the Eurozone in crisis, we have nothing better to do than navel-gaze, expose divisions within one of...

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What Have Immigrants Ever Done For Us?

(9) Comments | Posted 10 October 2011 | (14:00)

Apart from a ten-line blip in a seven-page speech David Cameron made back in April, whenever immigration comes up in the news in this country it is in a negative context. Ed Balls says Labour let too many of the likes of me in, and Theresa May...

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