Tag: moral responsibility

Is This Really Such An Ethical Dilemma?

Out of America, there is always something new. The latest example of that country’s unparalleled contribution to medical progress is the announcement by the University of Washington that its scientists had succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21…

Question: What Is ‘Starvation’?

If you answered ‘This’, congrats! If, on the other hand, you read this headline in the ‘Evening Standard’, you could be forgiven for wondering if it was still the 1st April: Because it now seems that the new definition of…

Britain’s Gilded Youth Speaks…

In her police interview Miss Elliott, who has been vocal in trying to save Greenwich University’s threatened Philosophy course, said: ‘I am sorry, I don’t have those morals. ‘If it was mugged off somebody then that is wrong, but I…

Do You Really Meet A Better Class Of Crook In The Nick?

Well, Lord Hanningfield certainly thinks so: After being convicted of fraud, the former leader of Essex County Council spent two weeks in a regular prisonbefore being transferred to a minimum security institution.”It wasn’t very nice in ordinary prison but it…

Maybe The ‘Teflon Don’* Is Right?

The ‘Mail’ invites us to gasp at the audacity of Arran Coghlan, as he challenges the Coroner’s Court and seemingly disrespects their holy authority: There were dramatic scenes as Mr Coghlan was ordered to respect the court. He responded by saying:…

What’s Going On In Bournemouth?

A senior Bournemouth council officer was suspended and allegedly escorted from the town hall after speaking out against the council’s controversial outsourcing deal with Mouchel. Tell us more… Chief accountant Stephen Parker emailed all councillors before a crucial meeting on…

Watch It And Weep…

So, Channel 4 is to launch yet another ‘fly on the wall’ series, this one focussing on an Essex school: Channel 4’s Educating Essex is the most ambitious observational television documentary yet made in a school. The “bog-standard comprehensive” (in…

No, This Is Not A ‘Reading Tax’…

…anymore than a speeding ticket is a ‘driving tax’: Children as young as one in Hampshire will be fined for overdue library books in a controversial move, branded a “reading tax” by critics. *sigh* This ‘tax’ doesn’t apply if you…