Politics

Paying NOT to vote

Paul Hunt reports from Australia where electors face a stiff fine if they fail to turn out. HIP readers of a certain age may remember the character nicknamed Toadie in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. His home town was Colac…
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Boxing Day humbug

HIP Correspondent ‘Granma’ rather doubts if Hastings’ High Streets are likely to benefit from a new Government Fund Over Christmas the big news item after Brexit was sales, or rather the lack of them. Shops have been slashing prices up…
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Politics

A Fairer Asylum Policy

Hastings Community of Sanctuary goes to Parliament. By Felicity Laurence, Chair, Hastings Community of Sanctuary In November the annual event “Sanctuary in Parliament” was hosted by the national City of Sanctuary movement, of which Hastings Community of Sanctuary is now…
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Politics

His ’n‘ Hers

Some might say that International Men’s Day is every day. However, when it officially occurs on 19th November, it’s a useful reminder that feminist thought can help to challenge gender stereotypes which men as well as women continue to face…
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