What Next in 2019? Hades or glades?

From 09 May, 2018 to the last day of the year, a period spanning 236 days, much has happened - and not happened. The nation is poised between Darkness and Light, divided by a narrow threshold. As we step into 2019, would we plunge into the abyss, or emerge upon a sun-dappled glade? Isn't that ...

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The Romans, the British, and the oracle at the Royal Military College

The year 2019 opens a door to many possibilities. Come ten years, where will the nation be? Will we be sunk by gradually returning to the old system? Will our leaders bring us to a better - or bitter - place? Against a background of western imperialism, an ex-student recites a line ...

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Can Cabinet Ministers quarrel in public?

Public spats between ministers is on the rise. Is there a law against it? How does parliamentary democracy operate in these situations? If ministers feel strongly about something, what should they do? Should they express public dissent? These are good questions. What is the answer?

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Is it time to regulate online legal services offered by non-lawyers?

The Internet is a Great Connector. On the one side are non-lawyers offering 'legal services'. On the other, unsuspecting consumers. If the consumer is given wrong advice, who will protect him? Is it time for ‘web-legal’ services to be regulated? Should only registered legal practitioners be allowed to give advice, even if it is done through ...

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Why do people decorate a Christmas tree?

The imagery of Christmas is all about. Adorned with colourful baubles, a living tree at the hearth. An array of twinkling lights, without. The promise of warm food. Strangers wishing each other, 'Merry Christmas!' And the melodies of carols in the wind. It is a time of prayer, supplication, charity and growth. And Joy. And ...

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Should party-hopping be outlawed?

The country has been suffering from two things during this rainy reason. The one is the flu. The other is the increasing cacophony of frogs in the night. This proliferation of amphibian love calls has had an odd effect on the local politicians. Some opposition politicians, it seems, have turned amphibian. Where is this all going to ...

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