Here are a few pieces on a bunch of stuff: life in the city, misguided political priorities, and social problems we don’t like to talk about.
An interview with the sickeningly talented actor and folk singer Johnny Flynn
If the Assisted Dying Bill goes through, how will we stop terminally ill people from feeling pressured to hasten their own deaths?
Presented with the choice after witnessing a man assaulting a woman, I felt compelled to step in. I got more than I bargained for.
An unrealistic emphasis on autonomy turned ‘viability’ into the sole criterion for aborting a foetus
The elderly isolation crisis and what to do about it
I tried to help a disorientated stranger at a hectic train station. To the irritation of the state’s representatives
The care lobby are getting behind Andrew DIlnot’s proposals to subsidise the housing wealth of the middle-classes. But this has eclipsed the most pressing issue – the plight of the poorest elderly.
Hans Reinders, the prominent Dutch theorist, has written a very moving book about disability. But there are problems with it.
Taken to a shanty town for drug addicts In Madrid, it feels like I’ve arrived in the tenth circle of hell.