Something Within Keeping It Great

Sonja Lewis | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sonja Lewis

It is still a great country, as a close friend reminded me recently. I can vouch for that. But here's the thing: greatness comes with an admission of mistakes, a campaign to make reparation and the willingness to remember, if only for the purpose of avoiding previous mistakes. Moving forward, politics has to be about keeping America great. That's the spirit!

Veganism as a Case for Modern Environmentalism

Damien Clarkson | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK
Damien Clarkson

I will keep campaigning for affordable trains and re-nationalisation of public transport. This is my bargain with myself. This Earth Day ask yourself what is important to you? And do something about it, I suggest trying veganism, you might just like it.

Life or Death Bill

Grace Thompson | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Thompson

On Friday 11 September, MPs will be voting on a bill. A bill which has had little media attention. A bill which has been introduced by a relatively unknown Labour MP - Rob Marris. And yet a bill which, if passed, will have profound implications for people up and down the country. It is a bill dealing with matters of life and death.

Bribery & Corruption

David C. M. Carter | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

Bribery and corruption - like beauty and so many other lofty moral issues and ideals - are always in the eye of the beholder. I recall in 1980 worki...

The Lost Syllabus

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

Behaving with integrity often means having to walk away from opportunities and face loss, but a prize that is won dishonourably is not worth keeping. Like taking illegal steroids to win a race. Is it ever worth it?

Things A Grump May Not Appreciate!

Sammy Sultan | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Sammy Sultan

There used to be show on television I would have been perfect for, Grumpy Old Men. Unfortunately, or indeed fortunately, I am only 23 years of age. Nevertheless, here is a list of the things I feel people must not do.

The Mau Mau Were Vile, but So Was the British Response to Them

Michael Buerk | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Buerk

The Mau Mau, it must be said, were vile. After swearing to magical oaths, they butchered children, they tortured, mutilated and murdered - mostly Africans - who would not join their movement. The Kenyan government now calls them heroes, and has a national day in October to honour them, which is a despicable re-writing of history. But the British response to the uprising was also brutal, driven by the atavistic fears of the settlers in the so-called White Highlands, commonly regarded as the most snobbish and racist in the Empire.

Why is Depression Highest for People in the Richest Countries?

Felix Economakis | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Felix Economakis

Depression is the number one mental problem in western industrialised nations, and it is no respecter of status or income.

Why Women Are More ‘Moral’ Than Men

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Recent research by a leading philosopher has revealed that women are more moral than men – and it's ladies over 30 who are the most honest. The s...

Study: Wealthy People Are Liars And Cheats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People from privileged, wealthy backgrounds are more likely to be dishonest and unethical than their poorer counterparts, a study has found. From ...

Labour's Moral Crusade in a Time of Austerity

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

From time to time, disaffected Labour voters ask what the Labour Party is for. Even committed Labourites like ourselves feel it is an important question to ask.

After the Riots: A Mothers View

Mags Allmark | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK
Mags Allmark

I am a strong believer that children are not born bad, they learn what is right from wrong from those around them, which starts with their parents.