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John Sargeant
Blogger, caregiver to SLD brother, passionate about secularism and challenging extremism whether political or religious. Writes & blog below
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John Sargeant 14m
Lord of the Flies
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John Sargeant 8h
The apologists of state terror, massacre and genocide can never be allowed anywhere near political power.
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John Sargeant 9h
Children being tuned into political discussions which will impact them is great. Just don’t miss science class, as you need the skills and knowledge taught there to take on the climate change deniers.
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John Sargeant 10h
“ ... the ghosts of the Civil War of 1936 to 1939 have not been laid to rest. Two world views, democratic and authoritarian, are clashing. Catalonia has been the catalyst for the recent upheavals, not the underlying reason.”
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John Sargeant 11h
They show why sex education needs to be compulsory. The damage anti-gay religious views causes children has to be countered.
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Tom Holland 21h
Replying to @AMARLondon
If you would like to help the , then is a wonderful charity that does great work:
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Tom Holland 21h
Replying to @holland_tom
ISIS are broken militarily, but not ideologically. There are still plenty of British citizens susceptible to the message that the Yazidis are pagans, and merit enslavement, rape, beheading. Are they not owed compassion? Does Britain not owe them for what our citizens did to them?
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John Sargeant Feb 15
“It seems to me you lived your life
like a rover in the wind
never fading with the sunset
when the dust set in.
Your tracks will always fall here,
among Mars’ reddest hills;
your candle’s burned out long before
your science ever will.”
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Shiraz Maher Feb 14
A short thread on Shamina Begun who has been found alive in Syria. She travelled to Syria in 2015 with two other school friends, Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase. They were aged 14-15 at the time and travelled when the flow of foreigners into IS territory was at its peak 1/
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League Against Cruel Sports Feb 14
Hello Ricky, have you seen this? Dog fighting exists here in the UK and is connected to an international network of cruelty. It should be a thing of the past - please help us raise awareness by sharing our video. Thank you!
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Jimmy Feb 13
"Labour Left Voice" managing to be both antisemitic and Islamophobic in this transparently fake attempt to smear . (And it is fake, I've checked.)
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John Sargeant Feb 14
Given the cock up, the lead story we can view seems appropriate.
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Peter Tatchell Feb 12
"I doubt very much a book like The Satanic Verses could be published today, out of fear by publishers & writers" - human rights campaigner on . 30 years after a death fatwa on Salman Rushdie he says it has led to self-censorship
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Ben Page, Ipsos MORI Feb 9
Here’s the worst rating for every Opposition leader since 1977.
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Jeremy Duns Feb 8
Replying to @JeremyDuns
I think there is an epidemic of plagiarism right now, helped by: the ease and low cost of internet research; book and magazine publishers bringing out too much, with too few resources given to checking this; an erosion in understanding of plagiarism; and a polarising of debate.
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John Sargeant Feb 9
Replying to @theJeremyVine @GylesB1
Le homme for homage if ever there was one.
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John Sargeant Feb 9
I miss John Major. A “big social conscience” is lacking in the Conservative Party.
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John Sargeant Feb 8
Labour MPs should have shown a backbone after their vote of no confidence in Corbyn, and forced him out. That failure will poison the political left for years to come. The Tories will be grateful for that, while the vulnerable will suffer.
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Tom Holland Feb 7
Huge excitement, as I realise that my Ladybird biography of is published today!
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John Sargeant Feb 7
Replying to @Marina_Sirtis
I find rewatching West Wing helps. Got me through W.
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