This Is How The Handforth Parish Council Christmas Party Would Go Down

This article was originally published on The Indiependent Councillor Brian Tolver wanted the annual Christmas party to be at Pizza Express, but then Jackie Weaver suggested that that might not reflect very well on Handforth Parish Council in the wake of Prince Andrew’s glowing endorsement of the Italian restaurant chain. Scouser Cynthia Samson chimed in … Continue reading This Is How The Handforth Parish Council Christmas Party Would Go Down

Women Are Shouldering Unpaid Domestic Work: We Can’t Let Covid-19 Erode Feminist Progress

This article was originally published on The Indiependent A new report from UN Women shows that COVID-19 has widened the gap between male and female unpaid domestic labour. As positive news about the Pfizer vaccine circulates and the UK looks set to move out of COVID-19’s dark shadow at long last, we cannot let the Coronavirus … Continue reading Women Are Shouldering Unpaid Domestic Work: We Can’t Let Covid-19 Erode Feminist Progress

The Deliberate Dissemination of Fake News Is A Democratic Threat

Fake news is being wilfully disseminated by a substantial minority of the population and this is a huge threat to the democratic process. It’s no secret that fake news is making it harder for people to keep up with current affairs. According to a Pew Research study, about two-thirds of Americans said doctored videos and … Continue reading The Deliberate Dissemination of Fake News Is A Democratic Threat

Young people have a right to be angry at Brexit – but not at their parents who voted Leave

Written for The Telegraph  On Thursday 23 June, all across the UK, individuals visited polling stations and put a cross on a slip of ballot paper as they cast their votes in the EU referendum. In the run up to the day, the question of whether or not the UK should remain a member of the European … Continue reading Young people have a right to be angry at Brexit – but not at their parents who voted Leave