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The BBC and its Treatment of LGBT People

The BBC can be its own worst enemy at times and no worse an enemy in its portrayal of homophobes. I am ¬†an enormous fan of the BBC. I will certainly be on its side against the Murdoch-fuelled attempts of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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