She was a woman that split opinion, a woman revered, a woman hated; but she was a woman, a mother, a daughter, a wife.
News of LNS decision not to strip Rangers of titles has been met with some major, though not unsurprising disdain among many football supporters. When I first turned on the radio on Thursday afternoon to hear the news I was not at all surprised with the learned Lords judgement. Simply put, LNS arrived at the correct conclusion.
I wrote this piece recently after reading a few articles in newspapers etc. I have a slight interest in Medical Law – although granted in relation to negligence as opposed to ethics. So here goes…..
Medical treatment; our rights and choices towards it and the laws governing such has often been viewed as a complex subject, mainly due to the ever changing nature of medical advancement; in contrast with the slow change of legal statute. There are four main principles in medical ethics: Autonomy, Beneficence, Non- Maleficence and Justice. However, one particular principle that those studying the law towards medical ethics have always found difficult to fully answer is in respect to the autonomy of a child in relation to their ability to consent to, or refuse medical treatment.
The law has long accepted that from the age of 18, most adults have the right to accept or to refuse medical treatment on the basis that they are fully competent. The question that arises is: do children also have a legally recognised right to consent or withhold consent to medical treatment? The answer to such could be termed as subjective, depending on the nature of the child as an individual. However the law does have measures in place with respect to this controversial matter.
This time I once again find myself falling into the trap of discussing social media but this time in relation to defamation. My main reason for writing this piece is because of the recent settlement between the BBC and Lord McAlpine.
The recent debate surrounding Rangers FC and any possible tax liability has drawn one stark remark from many: That this is money that could have been spent in the U.K. on public amenities.
For once, I am thankfully going to be able to leave the Rangers FC debate for a while because the remark made me set my brain ticking into motion.
Exactly where has our money gone?
Is this a moral victory or should we look at the story is closer detail ?. Let’s have a close examination of some of the ‘crimes’ committed and possible outcomes for those that think the matter was a simple outlook of self Justice.
So what actually happened then?
So this week sees a return to the sectarian singing debate, this time including Celtic Football Club and chants made during a European fixture. The preamble appears of striking resemblance to the charge posed against Rangers Football Club with regard to the same matter: UEFA want to ‘clamp down’. (more…)