There is no reprieve from the grave: rejecting the DUP’s death penalty call

In the midst of a global / European economic meltdown, there are many pressing issues deserving of time for Commons debate. In the week of Remembrance Day, as ex-Serviceman Mark Mullins and his wife Helen commited suicide – apparently out of despair at their poverty and lack of adequate support from the State – perhaps it might…Continue reading There is no reprieve from the grave: rejecting the DUP’s death penalty call

“We are not scared” – Uganda’s gay rights leader in Northern Ireland

When David Kato was murdered in January, he was Uganda’s best known gay rights activist. That’s a tough mantle to carry. Uganda is not a gay-friendly country. Kato was murdered not long after suing a paper that named him as gay and calling for violence. The headline said: “Hang Them.” The Ugandan Penal Code prohibits…Continue reading “We are not scared” – Uganda’s gay rights leader in Northern Ireland