Monthly Archives: January 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch Shouldn’t Ask Prince William To Take a Stand On Gay Pardons

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has signed an open letter calling on the British Government to pardon gay men who were convicted of “gross indecency” back when homosexual activity was illegal. Cumberbatch plays codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, and while Turing himself received a posthumous pardon from … Continue reading

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Could Prince Andrew Lose His Royal Status?

The past few weeks have seen the Duke of York engulfed by lurid accusations of sexual activity with a 17-year-old ‘sex slave.’ While these allegations have not been tested in a court of law, they have nevertheless cast a shadow … Continue reading

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Why Is Simon de Montfort’s Parliament Significant?

Today is the 750th anniversary of the meeting of Simon de Montfort’s Parliament. In honor of the occasion, the BBC teamed up with both Houses of Parliament for ‘Democracy Day,’ a series of events and discussions focusing on the past, … Continue reading

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Parliament Belongs in the Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is in trouble. The splendid Perpendicular Gothic building designed by Sir Charles Barry is showing its age, and it will have to undergo lengthy and expensive renovations in the not-too-distant future. Whatever happens, it’s going to be messy. … Continue reading

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