Posts tagged ‘Legal’

November 27, 2012

Home Circumcision Led To Death

A trial is underway for the manslaughter of a 4 years old boy who died after a botched home circumcision. Performed by a 66 year old nurse using a pair of scissors and olive oil, the nurse left an open wound which caused the boy to bleed to death.

The practice was carried out by a Nigerian nurse who took £100 as a fee for the procedure. The family also, Nigerian, were unaware that circumcision is provided free on the NHS.

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June 14, 2012

The Snooping Charter

The so called “Snooping Charter” will be announced in next month’s Queen’s Speech to heighten surveillance on the British public in a definitive aim to bring down crime such as paedophile rings and terrorism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 1, 2011

Cheap Heart


I was a student in the days where we all enjoyed a free university education and graduated without the debt woes of the current geeks.  I am Scottish and I have to say I am pretty ashamed of Scotland’s poor camaraderie with the rest of the UK when it comes to tuition fees. 

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May 23, 2011

The Ultrasound Abortion

An article today in BBC News suggested that the introduction of gender screening has led to increased abortion of female foetuses in India, which is feared to be around 8 million  in the last decade.

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March 31, 2011

Grans Get More Rights

Dear Diary,

At work today, someone said “They are going back to the old ways. Families are helping each other”. We were listening to radio headlines announcing greater access for grandparents to see their grandchildren as part of the review of the British family justice system.

To this person, it was extremely bizarre that there needed a legal review to highlight the value of grandparents as mediators, carers or support systems. Thinking about South Asians households, grandparents rule and of course they would see their grandchildren, wouldn’t they?

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