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Sixty years later, it’s still a question of need

“I’ve got a lot of faith in the hairbrush” –  Brooklyn barber Frank Desidero, 60 years ago.   An article last week in the UK’s biggest selling newspaper the Daily Mail asks ‘Should Women Be Spanked?’ It features a reprint of a 1950s newspaper clipping purporting to demonstrate how far women’s rights have come. Predictably, […]

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Bending over backwards

In the latest case of life imitating art, Britain’s civil servants have been told to stop using meaningless jargon that only confuses people about what the Government is doing. While it may serve the public interest, no doubt the writers of such classics as Yes, Minister, and In the Thick of It will feel all […]

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