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About Harry

Hello. This is my personal (as opposed to my professional) blog. I am in (at the time of setting up this blog, anyway), in my fifties. I live in north central London with my husband, a headteacher. I have an interest in law - though that no doubt will be shown principally in my professional blog - in civil rights; in politics; in travel; in religion, though in the sense that I am a life member of the National Secular Society and strongly resent the role religion and its doctrines plays in the lives of those who simply want to ignore it; and in life generally.

UKIP and Equal Marriage

I have been debating on Twitter today with a gay UKIP supporter who claims that the reason for UKIP’s antipathy to marriage equality is solely due to the “threat” to churches that the European Court of Human Rights might force … Continue reading

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Why email accounts are sometimes greyed out on iPhones and iPads

Here, courtesy of my excellent email and web hosting provider, is the reason why this irritating issue, about which I have tweeted in the past, happens. This may happen if you setup an IMAP account on your iPhone and … Continue reading

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Same Sex Marriage – a strange delay

I was very pleased today to hear that the first same sex marriages in England and Wales will take place in late March. This is much earlier than we expected and it’s great to hear. What was less great to … Continue reading

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Alan Turing “Pardon” Bill

Alan Turing was very badly treated by the British state. There is no doubt about that. And he is owed an apology. But the Bill, which looks as if it will find its way onto the statute book, is bad … Continue reading

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Lobbying a Lord

I visited the excellent site: and drew the Viscount Waverley. This is what I wrote. Please don’t copy and paste it; however I hope it gives people ideas. Dear Viscount Waverley I hope you will forgive the presumption of … Continue reading

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When will Northern Ireland Grow Up

Over my lifetime we have spent a lot of money in ensuring that Northern Ireland did not, contrary to the wish of the majority of its inhabitants, fall into the hands of what was then the priest ridden backward theocracy … Continue reading

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Open Letter from Adonis to Welby

Open Letter from Adonis to Welby here’s an entertaining letter from Lord Adonis to Archbishop-elect Welby. Welby has of course followed in public the backward and bigoted line of the Church of England on opposing equal marriage. And the Cof E runs some of the most exclusive schools … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Conservative party, same as the old Conservative party..

I saw an article in the Torygraph abut the new Conservative candidate for Eastleigh. Again, not a stunning advert for the modernised Tory party. the candidate, Maria Hutchings, is an unreconstructed social arch-conservative. She is anti-immigration (“I don’t care about … Continue reading

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The Tories are not detoxified yet.

An interesting day. The de-toxification of the Tory Party appears to have stalled somewhat. I found it painful, almost embarrassing, to listen to the reason-free burblings from the opponents of marriage equality in the Commons this afternoon. Mainly their purported … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Marriage Equality

I don’t blog often, either personally or professionally. That is partly because I have a rather full life professionally and personally in any event and partly, as my friends will undoubtedly remind me, because I lead a disordered life. However… … Continue reading

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