Janet Jordon is not responsible for her own murder or that of her daughter and partner. Jed Allen made a choice to kill his mother and sister. He made this choice within a context of endemic male violence against women and girls. These types of murders are not isolated or tragic. They are simply the extension of patriarchal control over women's bodies and lives.
As the 2014/15 football season comes to an end, my over-riding memory is of something that needs to be got rid of to improve the sport...
Following what Nick Clegg called a "cruel and punishing" election for the Liberal Democrats, the party will undergo a great deal of soul searching. After jumping from protest vote, to party of government, to political life support in five years, Liberal Democrats now have to ask themselves what they stand for.
Thousands of LGBT people in Ireland are having their lives and future happiness put to the public vote today. For those of us who have canvassed, gone door to door knocking and phoning friends and family, today has been gut wrenching.
The SNP is, to a large extent, sustained by their powerful concept of a political-theological paradise. If unionists across the United Kingdom really want to defeat Scottish nationalism a truly inspiring and profound alternative to the paradise of independence is desperately needed.
I dream of a day when victories for the LGBT Community can be achieved in our own Parliament, through democratic principles and mechanisms rather than having to constantly turn to the courts. It's a victory for justice and equality today, but the fact that we had to go to court at all leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.
A family has suffered an unbearable loss and Thomas Cook is teetering on the edge of destruction. This is not a situation that will disappear for either side. The only way to try to rebuild Thomas Cook's reputation at this point is to come clean; for the CEO to stand up and say I made a terrible mistake. I am very sorry. And resign.
I beg business to do the right thing and pay decent wages, something which has been shown to increase the productivity of workers. Finally, I speak to the potential leaders of my own party. Do not drop this much needed change in an attempt to seem more centrist. I am not convinced that there would be room for me in a party that does not fight poverty wages...
The digital revolution has caused seismic changes for brands - from the way they connect with their audiences, to the channels they can use to reach them. The way people are consuming news has been turned on its head, with more and more people accessing content from global sources, using multiple platforms and sharing huge volumes of self-produced content themselves.
None. No experience in the Health Sector? Not a problem. If recent appointments are anything to go by however, you do have to be white, male, Unionist, and Protestant. Our track record of Health Ministers has been nothing short of abysmal, particularly in relation to abortion and on LGBT rights. With our new appointee, DUP MLA Simon Hamilton, it looks like we're hurtling merrily down exactly the same path as we always have.
It's very easy to get hypnotised by the amount of money David Cameron is promising the NHS; it's obvious £8bn is a lot of cash, even by Richard Branson's standards. However Cameron's false reassurance can be placed into simple perspective - private health care costs more and offers less. And that is why my red vote is to save our NHS.
With the election looming this week, News Punch is back like the proverbial Renegade Master. But the ill behaviour is coming from Richard Littlejohn w...
In my view, no matter how much The Sun et al hate Russell Brand, his interview will have an affect on the way young people vote. How can it not? It might even persuade people to vote who weren't going to under any circumstances - and Brand came close to giving Ed the thumbs up. So, if Labour do end up in power next time, it'll be Russell Brand and social media wot won it - not The Sun.
May 2015, and Bournemouth FC secure their promotion to the top flight of English football, the Premier League. I've been a football fan for over 40 years, but also love the NFL - oh how the NFL would love to have a Bournemouth story..!
The aim of this three-part article is to demonstrate that every deficit narrative and soundbite question or statement that you have heard parroted thousands of times are simply tricks aimed to mislead people.
I begin with a question. How far up your own arse do you need to be in order to regularly demonise groups of people just to preserve your own position...