Ethics

Rupert Thomson Interview: 'To Write Fiction at All Is a Moral Act'

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

With globe-trotting having fed his muse (he has lived in Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Rome, Amsterdam and Barcelona), Thomson has now based his family in London, his intellect undimmed by what some might call the coziness of home.

ADI Delivers This Season's Must-Have for Fashion Victims

Jan Creamer | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Creamer

As London Fashion Week opens, Animal Defenders International has launched the ultimate accessory for those looking to put compassion at the heart of fashion.

Doctors Need to be Human

Jim Sherifi | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

We are currently in an professional environment where research-driven process is not being balanced by common sense. Even with all its failings there should always be a place for the dissenting voice born through experience to keep in check the march of the technocrat born through academic research.

Acknowledging the Underlying Cause of Epidemics

Rebecca Rose | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

While some attention has been given to the African practice of hunting and eating fruit bats, a likely animal reservoir of the Ebola virus, the link between eating meat and the plethora of infectious disease outbreaks is seldom articulated.

Five Reasons Why the Assisted Dying Bill is Long Overdue

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

The Assisted Dying Bill is long overdue because we can't keep forcing people to die in pain and misery against their will, or pressuring the terminally ill into committing gruesome acts of suicide as a last resort. We must realise that the right to life includes the right for individuals to make an informed decision to die in the way that they perceive to be the most dignified.

MPs 'Need To Be Trained In Being Honest'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

All MPs should be expected to attend ethical training, a standards watchdog has said, after finding evidence the House of Commons was lagging behind o...

Mindfulness in Schools

Anna Moody | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

Has anyone noticed that things are a bit 'off' in the world at the moment? How do we set about course correcting? Can anyone come up with a solution?

Fresh Thinking: Longitude Problem Solved

Rebecca Rose | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

Voting has begun on the selection of the most pressing issue of our day: ensuring universal access to safe water, providing everyone with nutritious a...

Animal Research: A New Era and a New Debate?

Barney Reed | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Barney Reed

We want to see a debate framed in terms of what is happening now, not whether the use of animals led to a scientific discovery or progress eighty or a hundred years ago. Science, technology, and concern for animals have all evolved significantly since then, and the debate must too. Why is a specific animal 'model' or study thought relevant or valid now?

The Fashion Revolution

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The grounds upon which the eight storey commercial building collapsed were swampy and the cracks on its walls were large. Garment workers were forced to go back to work knowing that this building was unsafe to work in.

Facebook Philanthropists

Liam Deacon | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

I've had it. I refuse to sponsor one more person to go skydiving, travel across South America collecting pictures of themselves patting wretched children on the head or drive a car across Europe in the name of the environment.

Entrepreneur Gives Company Away With Money in the Bank - It Could Be Yours!

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Ellie Stoneley

If you were offered the chance to acquire a successful company with £10K in the bank, with 10 years worth of contacts, clients and connections in a jaw droppingly inspiring little black book and the chance to lead and develop it what would you do?

University Is Now an Ethical Question

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Is it ethical to let a young person go to university in the full knowledge that a degree will serve then with no hope of employment? Is it ethical to supply a student with skills and information that have no relevance to the world of work? Is it ethical let a young person to exchange their money and time for a degree that is materially worthless?

Vegetarian Taxidermists: How Does That Work?

Margot Magpie | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I get several vegetarians and vegans signing up for my taxidermy courses in London each week, which baffles people. How does that work? Being vegetarian and doing taxidermy do not seem like compatible lifestyle choices. Or are they?

Polyamory and Monogamy Mixing Under the Influence

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Monogamy, once the structure and safehold of my rule-based life now resembles the unhappy wasteland of Auschwitz. It is a place I once lived in, starved of freedom, healthy love and emotional growth. I clung to it as an better known devil and whilst I accept monogamy as a choice of my friends, I don't find it rational or sane

When Saying Yes Comes Before Patient Care - Robbie Williams' Unnecessary Hair Transplant

Dr Bessam Farjo | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bessam Farjo

Robbie Williams has become one of Hollywood's latest to succumb to the lures of unnecessary surgery.

China: Absent Conscience and the Taste of Fear

Sarah Hardy | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Sarah Hardy

Apparently animals that have been brutally tortured to death taste better than those that have been humanely killed for human consumption. Say the people of the economic powerhouse that is China.

Mandela: Let's Not Talk About the Batik-Style Shirts

Christine de Leon | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine de Leon

I imagine that today, fashion writers around the world will be mentioning Mr. Nelson Mandela's penchant for Indonesian batik-style shirts. Let's not do that here. Instead, let's talk about his life's work for a more just, more humane world.

Fashion Intentions

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Yasmin Khatun

As the thin piece of attire some Muslim women choose to cover their faces with (as part of religious principal) once again becomes a point of discussion here in Britain, it is today an important day to think about clothing.

Suppression in the Name of Alleviating 'Oppression'

Farida Ahmed | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

The right to autonomy, self-determination, freedom, liberty, call it what one may, is a core component of a democracy - democracy resembling a house of cards; take a fundamental piece out and the whole structure will eventually collapse in on itself...

Are Standards for Lab Animals Really 'The Highest Possible'?

Barney Reed | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Tech
Barney Reed

Given our expanding understanding of animals' needs and their capacity to experience suffering, it is clear that some of the current provisions for animals are not the highest standards that could be possible.

A Tragedy for Britain and Syria, Inflicted By Our Own Parliament

Adam Seldon | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Seldon

Last Thursday, the House of Commons defeated the government motion to use force '"if necessary" by 285 votes to 272 in light of the government's belief that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against its own people. From across the political spectrum, yesterday was heralded as a wonderful day for parliament.

Can Credit Unions Really Compete With the Profits of Wonga?

Ben Hughes | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK
Ben Hughes

Wonga has just announced that it makes over £1million profit every week. It made almost four million loans last year and is now the UK's joint 14th biggest lender. Can anyone really compete them out of business? I believe that community finance could and should do just that.

Ethics - A Place to the East of London?

James Whitmore | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK
James Whitmore

We don't often get to think about ethics so it is an interesting departure for the silly season to be dominated by them. To some minds, pornographers...

Why Values Matter at Work

Charles Elvin | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK
Charles Elvin

So why do ethics matter in the workplace and what should you do, as an employee, if you find yourself facing an ethical dilemma?