Human Failings

Fishmongers’ Hall hero is haunted by flashbacks 2 years after the terrorist attack on London Bridge

When John Crilly saw on Remembrance Sunday that a bomb exploded in front of the Liverpool Women’s Hospital, his mind immediately went to the hero taxi driver David Perry. “If I’m honest, it scared me off,” he says. “Flashbacks to London Bridge. I get them all the time when I …

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Second chances in Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Asako I & II

Asako I & II starts with benign stalking. A young woman stands in front of a black and white photo of Shigeo Gocho depicting twins – one and two – when a stranger sneaks behind to take a look. After a second he walks on, but she is spellbound from …

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MP says it is time the government changed its approach to Islamophobia

A Tory MP complained that members of his party were “camouflaged” during a parliamentary debate in which conservatives clashed with opposition MPs on the issue, alleging they had an “institutional problem” with Islamophobia. Conservative James Daly spoke during a debate in Westminster Hall on Islamophobia Awareness Month, during which a …

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Too early to wave the White Flag over China

In The Australian Monday newspaper Hugh White gave us a picture of democratic defeat in the face of overwhelming Chinese dominance should war break out in Taiwan. “Going to war with China,” he says, “is more likely to destroy the US leadership.” The chances of a nuclear war are “very …

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Tory MPs propose to send migrants to the UK in the Falkland Islands | refugees

Conservative MPs urge ministers to send people traveling to the UK in small boats to offshore centers as far as the Falkland Islands as concerns grow that the party is losing support among Red Wall voters. Home Secretary Priti Patel should also be ready to automatically return migrants to France …

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Is Smart Tech the New Domestic Battleground? | Life and style

I came into the kitchen recently and saw my husband holding our smart meter with the kind of affectionate attention normally given to a newborn, his phone in his free hand. “You didn’t turn off the heat in your office last night,” he said. I didn’t like his tone. “I …

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Political will required to help the weak

Today is the first day of awareness raising to prevent adult abuse in this country. While noteworthy, many would argue that Adult Protection Day has come too late. When the first Covid-19 restrictions were introduced last year, domestic violence and child protection services were put into action through public information …

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Global Drug Policy Index examines harm reduction and human rights

F.Following the bouncing ball of international drug policy is an almost impossible task, as every conceivable variable can influence the process of documenting responses to changes in drug dynamics, law enforcement, and harm reduction efforts. In response, the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), along with a grand coalition of organizations, …

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