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Losers but why?

Many people are reporting the loss of multiple followers on Twitter. Following the permanent suspension of US President Trump's twitter account, it now appears that Twitter is suspending or removing many other Twitter accounts. This manifests itself in people losing followers. Twitter had earlier permanently suspended Steve Bannon for inciting violence, but people report having …

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Justice needs advocacy

"The existence of an appeal system is no safeguard of justice in the absence of adequate advocacy."Donald Boyd It is commonly assumed that the right of appeal corrects injustice in a system. This is not true. It is adequate advocacy that begins the process of justice. If one does not have access to adequate advocacy …

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Julian Assange and the lack of natural justice

The extradition proceedings against Julian Assange resume in court next Monday and are expected to last several weeks. It is a disgraceful case of political persecution on British soil. An unconvicted journalist, Assange has been held in Belmarsh prison, a top security institution, in inhumane conditions. It took about a year for an unconvicted man …

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Continuing partnership confusion

Civil partnerships are changing, slowly catching up with the Scottish Christian Party. The Scottish Christian Party (SCP) correctly predicted that civil partnerships were a stepping stone towards redefining marriage to include homosexual partnerships. The argument for recognising civil partnerships between same-sex couples was that married people had legal and financial advantages denied to homosexual couples. …

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Representative democracy

Brexit has demonstrated the importance of voting for the person whom you want to represent you in the House of Commons. The current situation of a minority Government bound by the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 has highlighted the following issues: Direct and Representative democracy Should an MP honour the wishes of the country in a …

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Will I meet you in heaven?

I promised a follow-up on my "Will I meet you in heaven?" parting greeting. It is a very useful one-liner. The purpose of one-liners is to capture interest and to convey information in short compass. It provokes thought on an important topic. There should be many one-liners in the repertoire of Christians who wish to …

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