We are a society which purports to endorse rehabilitation. So why do we condemn those who have fallen afoul of strict doping regulations?
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Chris Bowen is the only Labor politician to realise what a gift the GST debate could be. But Labor’s UK cousins bungled it badly as well. Freelance journalist Isabelle Westbury writes.
Women excel in so many sports yet investment and belief in female athletes lags behind. Jockey Michelle Payne’s win should be a game changer.
She’s only gone and won it. In a paradox like no other, Australian racing’s greatest prize has been won by a person on the field that the whole sport has for years contrived to belittle and objectify. Michelle Payne’s unlikely victory in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup fittingly caps a year of tremendous sporting achievement for Australia’s women. Now here’s to capitalising on it.
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Which events should you be attending?
It has not always been a recipe for advancement in the Labour party, but dropping in on an event being hosted by Sinn Féin at 6pm could be a smart move for the ambitious Corbynista. Before becoming leader, Corbyn had agreed to speak on the theme of “Good Friday Agreement Under Threat – Equality Not Austerity” at the event at a Best Western hotel on the seafront. There is a Young Labour reception at the Hilton at the same time, though, and it may in the end be felt by Corbyn’s advisers that meeting the kids is a safer bet than meeting lobby journalists floating around looking for trouble.
After a disastrous showing in May general election, what are ousted Liberal Democrat MPs up to now.
A life peer, a charity worker and an energy consultant – these are the lucky ones. Four months on from a disastrous showing in the general election, many of the Liberal Democrat MPs who lost their jobs in May remain jobless.
A celebrity vote for Boris
Boris Johnson has snared a new celebrity supporter in Robert Pattinson, the British-born Hollywood actor, but it was more because of his ability to play the clown than through force of intellect or any policy ideas.
The wrong impression
Internet trolls, those low achievers who skulk in darkened bedrooms spewing abuse online, can easily get you down. It won’t surprise you to hear that David Cameron gets an awful lot, but he has a way of dealing with it.
Was it gravity or irony that made a banner at a New Statesman debate about feminism on Wednesday night suddenly collapse so that the “-man” part was removed from sight?
Hammersmith and Fulham council is now Labour controlled, which could mean more councils working together.