What Are Today’s Five Great Evils?

The UK social security system sought to undermine the five great evils described as “want, squalor, ignorance, idleness and disease”. This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 18/02/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/what-are-the-five-great-evils-of-todays-society/  [Accessed: 2020, Feb 25] Susan worked consistently since leaving school and expected to retire at 60 years old until sheContinue reading “What Are Today’s Five Great Evils?”

Means-Testing Menstruation Is Not Dignified

“Many women I encountered were forced to supplement the use of sanitary items with socks, toilet roll and even newspaper.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 17/02/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/driving-principle-of-bill-is-achieving-period-dignity/ [Accessed: 2020, Feb 18]   I discussed various potential opportunities with my careers adviser before leaving high school but becomingContinue reading “Means-Testing Menstruation Is Not Dignified”

The Sad Fall of Derek Mackay

“On a legal basis, Derek Mackay should not only lose his government role but also be dismissed as an MSP.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 10/02/2020 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-derek-mackay-should-be-sacked-from-role-as-msp/  [Accessed: 2020, Feb 11] I was in the Scottish Parliament last Thursday morning, less than an hour after the resignation ofContinue reading “The Sad Fall of Derek Mackay”