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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.

Is this a Christian Country? Answer: no.

I had a first bash at a post on this subject last year. I rewrote parts of it and version 2 now resides at the Lawyers Secular Society blog here .

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At the Stroke of the Midnight Hour

On 27th July 1967, at the stroke of the midnight hour, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 came into force. When they woke, thousands of loving couples, whose only offence had been being of the same sex, could look forward to … Continue reading

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Annoying Delay in our Marriage: a Letter for MPs

Many of our friends have kindly asked Jonathan and me when we are going to get married. Sadly, the answer ids that at the moment we can’t. People already in a civil partnership may, according to the marriage (Same Sex … Continue reading

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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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