Category Archives: Opinion

OPINION – The “Meat Rack” & Tolerance of Child Sexual Exploitation

When I first became a fan of Stephen Fry, I remember my outrage at reading about a phenomenon called “the meat rack”. It was a gathering of young boys in Piccadilly, aged 12 or possibly younger, selling sexual favours to older men in exchange for money or somewhere to sleep. I found it shocking and unbelievable, where was the police?

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BLOG – Why as a Muslim I’m Terrified of a Tory Government

This is a short blog post on why, I as a Muslim, am terrified of Boris Johnson’s Tories staying in power. I have adapted it from a Twitter thread I posted. It isn’t meant to be a polished piece. It’s my off the cuff thoughts and worries. This is a view held by many other Muslims and minorities in the

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The Conservatives Have Disabled People’s Blood On Their Hands – Don’t Let Them Back In

Disabled Man in Wheelchair surrounded by Met Police

“There is reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met in the State party” – United Nations At 21 years old, I’ve spent the entirety of my years maturing through high school and college under a Conservative government. Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II, I was no

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Austerity Is Killing People But You Won’t See Mass Protests

Homeless person affected by Austerity sitting in front of At Paul's Cathedral

For a week now, the world has been talking about Extinction Rebellion and its efforts to force governments to act on climate change. While this goes on, the effects of austerity that even the United Nations condemned, continue to push people over the edge. Despite this, there’s no action to force the government change their ways. What Extinction Rebellion have

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Hidden disabilities & the constant judgement

Stories of angry notes being left on cars in disabled bays or people being accosted for using disabled facilities are becoming so frequent you’d be forgiven for skipping past them. It seems we live in a world where it is acceptable for you to be judged on your appearance rather than, you know…. medical professional’s opinions. Hundreds of thousands, if

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