Communications Strategist

Sewell race report: reaction roundup

Tannice Hemming dives in to the multiple, rancorous reactions to the controversial Sewell race report from across the UK.

How valid is the idea of a vaccine passport?

With the news that Israel is already rolling out vaccine passports to those who have proffered their arm to a needle containing the Covid-19 vaccine, the issue of vaccine passports … Continue reading How valid is the idea of a vaccine passport?

Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

A new website vows to tackle what it calls Covid scepticism in whatever form it takes. Run by a team including a psychologist, a Conservative MP and a Superforecaster, Covidfaq.co … Continue reading Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

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I’ve got beef with PETA on autism and dairy

The ethical and moral implications of falsely linking autism with dietary choices. Dear Peta, It is with great consternation that I discovered the Peta autism billboard advertisement linking Autism with … Continue reading I’ve got beef with PETA on autism and dairy

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Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

It’s less than a week before children across England are due to return to school. With the government steadfast in insisting they will all go back, what are teachers feeling … Continue reading Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

Emmerdale: prenatal testing and Down’s Syndrome storyline under fire

Down’s Syndrome is often far from a life-limiting condition: is Emmerdale perpetuating archaic attitudes and setting back disability advocacy with its upcoming Down’s Syndrome storyline?

So different from the hospital environment

In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

“Wow, you’re brave”, she winced at me. Nine pounds? Really? Just gas and air? I didn’t tell her that the majority of my 11 hour labour didn’t even feature entonox … Continue reading In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

Wales declares retail therapy a sin: regional Coronavirus lockdown latest

What pandemonium awaits Welsh retail workers today, ahead of the 17 day “firebreak” lockdown imposed by Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford?