Monthly Archives: December 2011

Our chauvinist media

There was some good news from Zimbabwe in December and, surprisingly, it came via the BBC which has broadcast mainly negative stories about that country for many years.  In Crossing Continents on Radio 4  Martin Plaut followed up a ten year … Continue reading

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Equal but different

It seems that the furore over an all male shortlist for this year’s Sports Personality has prompted the BBC to consider changing its procedures next year, when sports journalists are invited to nominate their candidates.  I hope this is not … Continue reading

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Standing together or alone ?

For me, the European Union is the most important experiment in human relations ever conducted, a principled effort to explore how diverse groups of people can best share a continent.  It tests whether we can compete economically on fair terms … Continue reading

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A New Jerusalem

As a Humanist I can find something to admire in all of the main sects of monotheism, especially when they encourage their adherents to behave well towards other people, but I do so wish that they’d stop squabbling among themselves.   … Continue reading

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Cash free and transparent

Wouldn’t it be nice if nobody cheated the benefits system and everybody paid their fair share of tax, as prescribed by law.  ‘To each according to their needs, from each according to their ability’ was always a laudable aim, but … Continue reading

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