Reading for Battle

Battle Readings is a regularly updated compilation of articles, essays, and opinion pieces relevant to the themes of the Battle of Ideas.

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Liberty & Law

The Human Rights Act should not be repealed
Conor Gearty, UK Constitutional Law Association, 17 September 2016

The liberal case for scrapping the Human Rights Act
Luke Gittos, spiked, 24 August 2016

Turning parliament against The People
Luke Gittos, spiked, 5 July 2016

Ireland to 'decriminalise' small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis, for personal use
Minister also announced intention to implement 'injection rooms' in Dublin for addicts.
Rose Troup Buchanan, Independent, 3 November 2015

How to get a house
Everybody knows we urgently need to build more homes, but how, when and where will this happen? WORLDbytes interviewed Ian Abley, an architect and manager of Audacity at the plotlands in Dunton, Essex where from the 1920s East End working class couples built cheap homes themselves. Could we do this now?
WORLDbytes

Time for a real free-speech fightback
Cameron’s anti-extremism strategy could have been ghostwritten by the NUS.
Tom Slater, spiked, 18 September 2015

‘Rape by deception’ should not be a crime
We are blurring the line between sex and rape.
Luke Gittos, spiked, 17 September 2015

Rape culture and the crisis of intimacy
A new book warns of the threats posed by the obsession with rape.
Ann Furedi, spiked, 28 August 2015


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