There are lots of other freedoms we take for granted in the UK today…except in one area! @BBCWestminHour @BBCQT @NickFerrariLBC

Gay rights protest

Thousands of gay and bisexual men in England and Wales are beingoffered pardons for sexual offences which have now been abolished.

That’s because gay sex between men in England and Wales was treated as a crime until 1967.

The law was not changed in Scotland until 1980, or in Northern Ireland until 1982.

It means that when your parents and grandparents were young, being gay meant living a secret life.

There are lots of other freedoms we take for granted in the UK today

Gay couple

Image captionWithin the last half century, same-sex love could land you in jail. These men are attending a gay pride event in 1976, nine years after decriminalisation

It took until 2001 for the age of consent for gay men to be lowered from 21 to 16 in England, Scotland, and Wales.

In Northern Ireland it wasn’t changed to 16 until 2009.

Gay people in the UK can still face extreme prejudice and violence in 2016, but they are free to love who they want and are protected by law.


    • Until 1861, gay sex between men was punishable by death in Britain
    • Between 1861 and 1967 gay men could be sent to prison
    • It was never illegal for gay women to have sex

Today, the government has pardoned all men punished for having (what is now considered legal) sex with another man.

Although some men haverejected the offer on the grounds that they have nothing to be “pardoned for” and would rather get an apology.

Until 1965 you could be executed in the UK

Protest van

James Pratt and John Smith were the last two men to be executed in the UK for having gay sex in 1835.

But criminals were still being executed until 1965 in Great Britain (1973 in Northern Ireland) for murder.

And as recently as 1998 someone found guilty of committing treason in the UK could, in theory, face the death sentence.

Until 1986 you could be hit by your school teacher

School punishment

You probably weren’t hit by a teacher in school, but there’s a good chance your parents were.

It was legal for a teacher to hit children in the UK until 1986 in schools that received some or all of their funding from the government.

In privately funded schools, however, it remained legal until 1998 in England and Wales, 2000 in Scotland and 2003 in Northern Ireland




The universe has at least 10 times more galaxies than previously thought..o rly?

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It turns out that the universe, the inconceivably vast expanse of space we live in, is even bigger than we realized. According to a recent report from, the universe has at least 10 times more galaxies than previously thought.

If you’re keeping track, that means there could be up to 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe — for now. That’s up from estimates of 100 to 200 billion. And that’s just in the observable universe.

“An international team of astronomers used deep-space images and other data from the Hubble Space Telescope to create a 3D map of the known universe, which contains about 100 to 200 billion galaxies,” article explains. “In particular, they relied on Hubble’s Deep Field images, which revealed the most distant galaxies ever seen with a telescope.”

After creating the 3D map, the researchers attempted to estimate where other galaxies that…

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Max Spiers investigated “US military paedophile ring” before “suspicious death”

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Max Spiers, 39, who is originally from Canterbury in Kent, travelled to Poland in July to give a talk on conspiracy theories, but was found dead on a sofa in the flat he was staying in.

Friends claim he died in his Warsaw apartment after vomiting “black liquid”.

His family believe his death was suspicious after the father-of-two reportedly sent his mother, Vanessa Bates, 63, a text message two days before he died, which said: “Your boy’s in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.”

In a rambling interview with Polish YouTube channel PorozmawiajmyTV, during which he appeared to slur and complained of being tired a number of times, Mr Spiers talked of his enquiries into the Presidio Child Development Center run by the US Army in San Francisco.

A well-documented scandal broke in 1986, when allegations of suspected ritual abuse involving 60 children, including four children…

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The Crime of Peaceful Protest

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A week ago our estimable videomaker Men and Women are from Earth took some footage of me before and after my trial at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court, in which I was charged with allegedly blocking the highway in Parliament Square on 1 June 2016, during a protest about the police and CPS not bringing prosecutions against the people illegally mutilating the genitals of male minors on religious or cultural grounds, for personal financial gain. We estimate some earn £2+ million over their butchering careers. The video (8:36) is here.

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# Human rights: availability of special measures for vulnerable witnesses and children


What criminal proceedings procedures offer the family courts to help vulnerable witnesses?

The failure of the family proceedings rule-makers to provide protective rules for children and vulnerable witnesses in family and – to an extent – other civil proceedings tends towards a failure of the government to provide a fair trial (European Convention 1950 Art 6(1)) for such individuals. Protection has been available, to a sophisticated level, for children and vulnerable witnesses in criminal proceedings at least since the introduction of Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (YJCEA 1999) Part 2. If it be accepted that YJCEA 1999 is mostly a codification of common law remedies, then the failure of judges in family proceedings to use them (see references below eg to Re S (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 83 (considered further below) compounds the unfair trail aspect.

In 2014 Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, set up…

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Hillary’s New Village Police Chief Speaks Out, Warns Parents to Protect Children and Constitutional Rights

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It Takes A Village is  Hillary Clinton’s 1990s book unveiling her plan to remove our children from traditional parenting to an institutional form of child rearing. She authored it as First Lady while meddling in all sorts of issues to promote a liberal New World Order. Despite its propaganda, in plain terms, this means that we will all systematically surrender our Constitution to a new world government. It is a plain talk and startling video by  Dr. Leon R. Koziol, Director of the Parenting Rights Institute in New York. Here he assumes a fictional role as Hillary’s new Village Police Chief to reveal what this new world order truly means to you, your children and our families. Produced in casual and candid terms from his home, Leon relates an ominous message that is being suppressed by media, bar associations, special interests and the courts. It…

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