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Thoughts on the ‘managed sex-work zone’ in Holbeck

Since I first stood to become a Green councillor for Leeds City Council, I’ve frequently been asked about the ‘Managed Zone’ (MZ), which is (to cut a longer story short) one of the UK’s first decriminalised sex-work areas. (If you’re … Continue reading

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Why am I standing to represent Hunslet and Riverside? (Beeston Hill, Hunslet, and Leeds City Centre)

So, parties are naming their candidates for the May Leeds City Council elections. These will be quite a big deal this year because the areas that councillors represent (called ‘wards’) have changed. This means this year’s Council elections are ‘all … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

Today is the UK’s One Day Without Us, a day in celebration of migrants in the UK. Virtually everyone who’s been a migrant has found themselves reliant on the kindness of strangers at one point or another. Today, I invite … Continue reading

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Why am I a medievalist?

Racism and medievalism The recent swell of publicly expressed racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and other forms of prejudice in western democracies has led to redoubled calls for professional students of the Middle Ages to address the role medieval history has in … Continue reading

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Why I think we should vote Green in May 2015 (FAQs)

inContents: Introduction Why bother voting for a small party with no chance of gaining a seat in my constituency? What are the key points I’d be making if I voted Green? Why are you so wound up about equality? What … Continue reading

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Úr Hálendinu eftir Steinar Braga | From Steinar Bragi’s Highlands

Af hverju er þetta blogg svo illa skrifað? Af því að ég er að læra íslensku. Enda ég veit að opinber vansæmd er, því miður, beinasta leið til fullkomnunar. Ef það verður of leiðinlegt að lesa bloggfærslur á illa skrifaðri … Continue reading

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Why aren’t there any elves in Hellisgerði any more? Elves and the 2008 Icelandic Financial Crisis

Af hverju er þetta blogg svo illa skrifað? Af því að ég er að læra íslensku. Enda ég veit að opinber vansæmd er, því miður, beinasta leið til fullkomnunar. Ef það verður of leiðinlegt að lesa bloggfærslur á illa skrifaðri … Continue reading

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