Lucy Hunter Johnston

Lucy is the Associate Editor of Independent Voices

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With a large proportion of the public armed with camera phones, videos of wayward police behavior are increasingly common

The man snorting cocaine on the Tube may have been stupid - but does he deserve to have his life ruined?

The crime of 'being an idiot' doesn't merit this punishment

Two babies lying down together, model released

Gosh, it seems female fertility declines after 30. Who knew?

 I have been asked about when I plan to procreate by distant relatives, during job interviews, and by strangers on public transport

Sansa Stark and Ramsay Bolton in the terrible wedding scene in Game of Thrones season five

Game of Thrones: Please stop using rape as a plot device — it's lazy and unoriginal

We get it, being a woman in Westeros sucks - but Sansa's wedding night attack wasn't even about her

Labour leader hopeful Chuka Umunna with his girlfriend Alice Sullivan

Chuka Umunna: The price of a political career shouldn’t be the privacy of your family

We should scrutinise politician's policies, not their personal lives

Ed Miliband says that work 'doesn't pay' in Britain and says Labour would change that. He says David Cameron is talking rubbish.

The 'scandal' of Ed Miliband's incredibly boring love life is exactly why no one can act normal in politics

If you want to be Prime Minister, don't have a past

Tony Abbott says he is chastened by the experience

Eurovision Song Contest 2015: Contestants are talentless and self-centred...I know just the Australian

Who should Australia enter into the competition?

The 'burgundy end of pink' mini-bus which will be used to launch the Woman to Woman campaign

Labour pink bus: Don’t worry about the policies, girls, just vote for the pretty colour!

Either Labour are happy to patronise half the population, or too stupid to work out that's what they are doing

Has The Sun finally scrapped its controversial Page Three?

The Sun still doesn’t get - or care - what it was that made Page 3 so demeaning

The Sun is still objectifying women, just a little less obviously than before

Blue Monday: 10 reasons why today is actually pretty great

Did you cry on your way to work this morning? Are you wondering why you even bothered to leave the house? Does your life feel more empty and futile than ever? If so, congratulations! You have unwittingly become part of an entirely made-up day of despair, nattily christened Blue Monday by someone even more miserable than you.  

The Oscars 2015 will take place on Sunday 22 February

Oscar nominations 2015: Want to win an Academy Award? Then be a white man

If the only stories we see on screen are those of white men, then that is how we view our world

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How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters, say scientists

'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
Sugary drinks 'are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year'

Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map
Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

This was the year of 24-carat Golden Oldies
Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week

Thom Browne's scarecrows offer a rare beacon in commercial offerings
A year of the caliphate:

Isis, a year of the caliphate

Who can defeat the so-called 'Islamic State' – and how?
Marks and Spencer: Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?

Marks and Spencer

Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?
'We haven't invaded France': Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak

'We haven't invaded France'

Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
Isis in Kobani: Why we ignore the worst of the massacres

Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
7/7 bombings 10 years on: Four emergency workers who saved lives recall the shocking day that 52 people were killed

Remembering 7/7 ten years on

Four emergency workers recall their memories of that day – and reveal how it's affected them ever since
Humans: Are the scientists developing robots in danger of replicating the hit Channel 4 drama?

They’re here to help

We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?
Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

Time to lay these myths about the Deep South to rest

'Heritage' is a loaded word in the Dixie, but the Charleston killings show how dangerous it is to cling to a deadly past, says Rupert Cornwell
What exactly does 'one' mean? Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue

What exactly does 'one' mean?

Court of Appeal passes judgement on thorny mathematical issue