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Criminalising the Purchase of Sex, hiding or solving the problem?

March 26, 2013


By John McCarthy PROSTITUTION, as the cliché goes, is the world’s oldest profession. Clichés aside, it is a fact that the trade underskirts society, ignored by the public at large, a silent world of suffering and exploitation. To the keen eye, Glasgow has a lucrative sex trade for its few beneficiaries. Although the red light […]

Glasgow pulls the plug on “Chuggers”

March 13, 2012


GLASGOW City Council will more closely regulate Glasgow street fundraisers next month by decreasing the days and locations the collectors can operate to prevent aggressive fundraising. The new voluntary agreement aims to improve the image of the city’s charity collectors and the experience for shoppers as street fundraisers, a great source of annoyance to commuters, […]

Big Issue vendors vs the charity “chuggers”

February 25, 2012


Do you ever feel like people are always asking for money and that more often than not they rely upon emotional blackmail and “guilt tripping” to secure your funds, especially by charity muggers “chuggers” (more on them later). I was walking down Argyle street just the other day. On this particular occasion I didn’t bring my […]

An Internet Experiment

October 5, 2011


Brad Pitt, Paris Hilton, David Beckham, Tom Cruise, Charlie Sheen, Beyonce, Adolf Hitler, Frank Sinatra, St Patrick, Gaddafi, Rod Stewart, Kim Jong Il. With these high profile celebrity names used it is interesting to see how much more views my blog will get… Watch this space. To help things on its way I am also […]

Scientology: Corrupted Theology

September 9, 2011


Scientology has two faces, one portrays a worldwide fraternity of faithful followers, devoted to the advancement of mankind, with celebrity endorsement from the likes of Tom Cruise and John Travolta: the other face is that of a dangerous cult devoted to the fraudulent extortion and or imprisonment of vulnerable individuals. Throughout this article I intend […]

No More UCAS and More of UrCASh: Student Chaos in England

August 18, 2011


READERS WARNING. This article is no better than its headline… Yesterday, the dreaded envelopes penetrated letter boxes all over the UK, fell all-too-fast to the ground and remained there, all-knowing and malevolent until that fateful moment they were opened. THE SMUG BASTARDS. Ecstatic cuddle, disappointed tut, full-blast hay-maker to the chin: each parent handles their child’s results differently […]