Max Benwell is Writer and Commissioning Editor at Independent Voices.
Blue ticks on WhatsApp: I love chatting online, but please don't let even more people know when I ignore them
06 November 2014 03:52 PM
The app's introduction of the "double blue tick" means that talking to people online has just become even more stressful
By saying he'll fund the NHS with a 'mansion tax' Ed Miliband is waging class warfare — and I love it
23 September 2014 04:24 PM
After so many unfair policies have been unloaded on the poor and vulnerable, a tax on the wealthy is long overdue
26 August 2014 01:49 PM
Depsite being known among cynics as "clicktivism", or "slacktivism", over the last several years web campaigning has become a huge focus for many charities.
11 August 2014 04:39 PM
Big black letters on packs of cigarettes tell us that smoking kills, and red traffic lights ward us off unhealthy foods, but should the same rules apply to our booze?
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
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
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- 5 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen