Holy books are the key symbols of many faiths. Christianity has the Bible, Islam the Qur’an, Judaism the Torah, Hinduism the Veda and so on. Some religions go further regarding their holy book as either being the word or God or directly inspired by God. Burning such books is highly offensive and t
The issue of self-defense & property has been highlighted recently with the case of Munir Hussian. He and his family were blindfolded, tied up, and told they would be killed during a robbery at thier home. He received 30 months in jail for attacking Walim Salem with a cricket bat, where as Salem
If a child is malnourished it is classed as child abuse but if I child is obese the parents are rarely blamed. This discrepancy makes little sense when the health risks faced by obesity are indisputable. Researchers claim that being over weight greatly increases the risk of heart attack and stroke,
It stands to reason that foreign nationals that have been convicted of crimes should be deported to there home countries. Those that break the laws of our country forfeit the right to be a part of our society. However, often the individual circumstances mean that deportation is not a simple matter.
Celebrities are everywhere in modern society, and this cannot be denied. Their antics, be it drink-driving or drug-taking, make the front pages of newspapers and are discussed on the Web. But should we punish them more harshly for drug (legal and illegal) abuse?
‘Double jeopardy’ means being tried twice for the same offence. The ‘double jeopardy’ rule means that an individual cannot be tried again for the same offence if acquitted. Should the rule be scrapped?
The expensive Saville inquiry that has taken twelve years is finally drawing to a close but should that be the end of it. The inquiry is likely to say the killings were unjustifiable and unlawful. So this could potentially lead to prosecutions of those involved so dragging out the process for even l
Britain is overturning a ban on prisoners voting that has lasted more than a century,in response to a 2004 European Court of Human Rights ruling and advice from government lawyers that it would be costly not to comply. The coalition is to change the law to remove the voting ban on Britain's more tha
Going to court to stop strikes seems to be becoming popular. In the latest case a strike by BA cabin crew has been stopped by the courts because they did not provide their members with the vote totals for the ballot on whether they should strike. This seems to be a completely trivial reason to stop