Roddis v Sheffield Hallam: Part 4

6 May

Part 3 opened with legislation designed both to outlaw social exclusion and effect a wider shift in how we view racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and medical model takes on disability. On both the social engineering and punitive fronts I drew … Read More »

Why Jeremy Hunt still has a job

25 Apr

Remember that spat last August between UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt andĀ Professor Stephen Hawking? Stephen, sadly, is no longer with us but Jeremy, sadly, is. Thanks to Didi Cooper for the FB alert. I wrote last month, apropos the UK … Read More »

Sir Tony Robinson on Momentum

17 Jan

Celebrities are on my mind. My previous steel city scribbling was on Gwynneth Paltrow’s keen advocacy of novel uses for coffee, mugwort tea and jade eggs. The post before that concerned celebrities less stratospheric – Jones, Mason and Monbiot – … Read More »