death of compassion

More than 72 hours on from the shock exit polls, and the even more shocking election result, I am still living with a feeling of unreality. Many media commentators have remarked on how the consistency of the numerous polls in the weeks leading up to the election made the impact of the actual result all… Continue reading death of compassion

Eleanor de Freitas

I hadn’t heard about this tragic case until listening to this morning’s Radio 4 Today programme. My mounting anger and fear turned to tears as I listened to Eleanor’s father being interviewed. For once, even the Daily Mail and Guardian are in accord about the bare bones of the case. Eleanor was a very bright… Continue reading Eleanor de Freitas