Tag: Petition

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Students wanting refunds

Starting on the 25 November, over a million students will face disruption as academics from 60 universities signed up to strike over their pay and pension. More than 43,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) are taking part in the eight-day walkout on Monday over disputes about pension and pay. University chiefs have…

Creative Writing

I Voted for Jeremy Corbyn

I voted for Jeremy Corbyn And my friends did too And that’s why we’re all Better people than you I’m Ed, I’m a vegetarian Unlike my mum and dad And the treatment of animals Drives me cow mad And I sign a petition Sipping milk from a cup And stand and tighten my leather belt…

Global

India’s Supreme Court decriminalises gay sex

“History owes the LGBT community an apology for their sufferings,” said Judge Indhu Maholta, after India overturned a ruling that criminalised gay sex.   Section 377 was a part of the Indian Penal Code, which had been introduced by the British in 1861. It legally banned sexual activity between two men. Section 377 still remains…

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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: the law I’m talking about is the one which criminalises incest. Recently, the Scottish parliament had to consider legalising incest. This was due to a petition, calling for consensual incest between…

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