Posts Tagged ‘Current Affairs’

In the next couple of weeks, the House of Commons will vote on the Counter-Terrorism Bill. One of the Bill’s key points is the proposal to extend the period during which suspects can be held before they are charged from 28 days (the current limit) to 42 days. What does this actually mean? The figure […]


An article by Laurie Penny over at Liberal Conspiracy considers the recently-passed Human Fertilisation and Embryo Bill. Specifically, the impact that it will have on women’s rights. Two of the key issues in the Bill were proposals to reduce the limit on abortions from 24 weeks, and the proposed removal of the law requiring IVF […]


One can almost feel sorry for Gordon Brown. He waited ten years to be Prime Minister, but his first year in power has been dogged by bad decisions, bad publicity, and bad elections results. Today the Guardian reports that key Labour figures are murmuring that he needs to go. None will yet identify themselves, but […]