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Grenfell Tower and Hillsborough: who is to blame?

28 years on, six people are to be prosecuted for the Hillsborough tragedy. What, just six? Is that justice? Is nobody else to blame? What about the more widespread culture of mutual support and avoiding blame, among the police just … Continue reading

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Merkel and Greece: forgiveness or justice?

Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts. So decrees a biblical text, Deuteronomy 15:1. It was a standardisation of a known practice. Newly crowned Mesopotamian kings often cancelled debts and liberated people who had sold themselves into … Continue reading

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Is justice just?

I was ripped off. The chap at the laptop shop owes me £40 for a deposit on a repair. There’s no point in warning you not to go to that shop, as it won’t be re-opening. He’s in prison now. … Continue reading

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