Monthly Archives: July 2011


Prison population problems

A recent topic of discussion is prisons and whether they work. In the Thatcher era, the then-Home Secretary Michael Howard claimed that they did. However, current Justice Secretary Ken Clarke believes in a more liberal approach. Prisons are certainly capable of restricting rights and therefore acting as a suitable punishment, […]


The existence of apathy 2

A few days ago, I was having a conversation with an officer from Hull University Union on Twitter about the attendance at a conference. The subject of apathy came up and suggested there isn’t such a thing. He went on to say: “you can be disengaged or disenfranchised. Deep down […]


NOTW Closure: The Aftermath

Most (if not all) of the country will now know of the announcement that the News of the World will close. It was revealed in a statement made by James Murdoch earlier today. Everyone was rightly shocked by the phone hacking allegations and it is hard to believe that Rebekah […]