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Thomas Gymer

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Allowing prisoners to vote would do more good than harm – so why have...

Prisoners are one of the few groups in the UK barred from voting. There have been calls to end this restriction, in response to...

The personal lives of politicians are irrelevant

Much attention has been focused in the last week on what the family members of various politicians have been up to: David Cameron’s mother...

Why shouldn’t we have a debate on legalising incest?

There is a law in the UK which criminalises sex between consenting adults, based purely on out-dated social prejudices. To clear up any confusion:...
UK Houses of Parliament lit up at night.

National Archive documents show the progress of the UK

At the end of every year, certain government documents are released to the public: documents which have previously been kept in the National Archives,...
House of Lords. Photo: Flickr, UK Parliament

Whatever the party line, it is highly unlikely we will see any reform to...

The Conservative government was recently defeated in its attempts to cut tax credits. Owing to the nature of the cuts, many people were pleased...