Max Benwell is a Writer and Commissioning Editor at Independent Voices.
18 July 2014 12:46 PM
The House of Lords are debating a bill on assisted dying today. The proposals are still a long way from becoming law, but if passed they will allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients who have been judged to have less than six months left to live.
14 July 2014 03:46 PM
With a cabinet reshuffle now scheduled in everyone's diary for tomorrow, the big question is how Cameron will try to appear more "pro-women".
09 July 2014 03:16 PM
There are strict laws that tackle all kinds of discrimination in the UK, but is there still an insidious form of prejudice we're missing?
01 July 2014 04:17 PM
Today the European Court of Human Rights upheld France's ban on the full-face veil. The decision was made after a 24-year-old woman brought a case against the law to the court, claiming that it breached her right to freedom of religion and expression.
24 June 2014 12:28 PM
When Tony Blair left Number 10 in 2007 and became the UN's Middle East envoy, there were two ways of looking at it. If you were among the dwindling number of his hardline supporters, then he was continuing to fight the good fight and bring stability to the region. Or if you were in the other camp, it was one of the most ironic titles to bestow upon the co-architect of the Iraq war.
24 June 2014 11:17 AM
With Glastonbury about to kick off, the summer of festivals is only just beginning. Once the tent and sleeping bag are packed - here's what else you should be bringing
20 June 2014 01:16 PM
Football is one of the great exceptions to the grand tradition of English pessimism. Every four years this is tried and tested at the World Cup, and proven all over again. That said, this time things looked like they could be different. For the first time in recent memory, expectations seemed to be set at a rational level (low).
09 June 2014 03:14 PM
There was an outcry across social media this weekend after photos of sharp anti-homeless studs outside a block of London flats went viral.
30 May 2014 02:46 PM
When web-based emailing first swooshed onto our screens in the 90s, it revolutionised the way we communicate. And for many of us, it’s still the best way to send things to each other. But among young people (aka "The Future") could the days of sending and receiving (and occasionally retrieving) already be over?
24 May 2014 12:37 PM
Compulsory online voting would revolutionise the way our political system works
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
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- 2 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 3 McDonald’s removes chicken nuggets from the menu in Hong Kong amid major food scare
- 4 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission