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On Politicians

The Ipsos MORI Veracity Index 2018 has ranked professions according to how much the public trusts them. The good news for politicians is that they are no longer at the foot of the table (take a bow, advertising executives). The bad news is they are only one place higher and less than one in five people has trust in them. t’s not difficult to see why. The expenses scandal continues to colour public perceptions.

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Making The Pledge

Making The Pledge

Making The Pledge
Some figures make you wince and want to turn away. Here are a couple for the UK.
Two women a week are murdered by their current or ex-partner.
One in five women has experienced sexual assault.
Violence against women still pervades society and in some ways it has got a lot worse. With the emergence of social media in the last decade, a vista of threatened violence has been unleashed online. The power of words to intimidate and harass has never been starker. In the modern era, most of the harm against women has been effected in private. In the more recent digital age, the cruelty is public. It is also unashamed. Women are being bullied in ways intended to frighten them away from public roles. This trend has only just begun, so we have to make up our minds where we stand on it.
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