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Dreadlocks and Cultural Appropriation

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‘Cultural appropriation’ is a concept dealing with the adoption of one group’s culture by another group. A current complaint is against Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson for wearing dreadlocks. This follows a previous example in the media when an African-American ... More »

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The Immigrant Song

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Immigration remains a major policy issue for political parties across Europe. And the status of immigrants following Brexit is still to be determined. And yet, despite all the attention: designating someone as an immigrant is morally arbitrary. We might define... More »

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Autonomous Vehicles – Some Thoughts Part Two

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In Part One of the Autonomous Vehicles: Some Further Thoughts, we saw that there are numerous issues which will be faced in the regulation of Autonomous Vehicles, including in Intellectual Property, EU Law and Cyber Security. I will discuss the most prevalent ... More »

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Was the drone strike on IS recruiter Sally Jones lawful?

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Sally Jones, a British member of Islamic State (IS), was reportedly killed by a US drone strike in June 2017 inside Syria. Her 12-year-old son, JoJo, is believed to have been killed alongside her. In news reports about the strike, which has come to light only ... More »

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Autonomous Vehicles – Some thoughts – Part One

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Over the past decade, autonomous vehicles have moved from fiction to reality, long gone are the days of David Hasselhoff talking to his car ‘Kit’ in Night Rider, autonomous vehicles are around the corner and this brings an air of excitement, with some dread at... More »

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Arguing about Transgender

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Transgender identity is in the news again, this time because it is ‘confusing’ and conflicts with a devout Christian family’s desire to raise their children with strict binary genders. We do not all have to like everything, but we should be able to say why. An... More »