Scottish Independence 718 years post William Wallace’s Revolt?

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Centuries after defeat, Scotland might just get its independence back. Following a democratic process and battle of ideas and principles, it is a model for all to follow.

How Silence Led To 1400 Children Being Sexually Abused

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The authorities and staff entrusted to protect vulnerable people were too scared to do so. Andrew Lawes wants to help you speak out against abuse

Would a Penniless Mr. Darcy still be Mr. Darcy?

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Are we more than the sum of our parts and should arbitrary circumstances of birth determine our chance for happiness

I’m Not the Only One Who Sucks?


Just what sort of company does misery love, anyway?

89-Year-Old Veteran Escapes Nursing Home to Join Comrades in Normandy


Bernard Jordan, an 89-year-old-veteran, escaped from his nursing home to commemorate D-Day in Normandy.

Same-Sex Marriage: Once More Down the Aisle, But Now is the Time to Celebrate


BREAKING: Same-sex marriage is now legal in England and Wales.

Preventing Sexual Abuse is a Public Health Issue


We need a responsible, open discussion that acknowledges the part we all can play in preventing and responding to sexual abuse.

The Soprano’s Guide to Mental Health


Guys don’t like to talk about it. We’d rather suffer in silence until it’s unbearable. We just “man up”, like good men are supposed to do. Just ask Tony.

Don’t Say It’s Gay

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Can a pop singer and the British Parliament change how the word “gay” is used? Will Young hopes so.

So Many Sirens: Memories of 9/11 in NYC

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Recalling September 11th in New York, when my wife and I were only students.

Queen Elizabeth Signs Legislation Legalizing Gay Marriage

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England and Wales are now among the small number of countries in which gay marriage is not only recognized but legal.

The Unspoken Many: When Disability Hate Crime Lurks in the Shadows for Too Long


Erin Kelly, a writer with Cerebral Palsy, speaks about the tragic rise of disability hate crimes.

Halting the Spread of HIV in England

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A new prevention campaign in England aims to stop the spread of HIV within a generation.

British Government Makes Major Concession to Free Speech


Police can no longer arrest citizens for “insulting” words.

Malala Yousafzai Released From British Hospital

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Malala has reached a major milestone in her recovery, and has been moved to outpatient status.

My United Kingdom for a Plunger


Lewis Lee describes the difficulties he faced when trying to acquire a normal-sized plunger in the UK.