Raab vs rights: What is going on with the UK’s new human rights sanctions?

On Monday, our beloved foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, dropped a bombshell of new human rights sanctions comprising of asset freezes and travel bans against human rights abusers in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea.  According to Raab, the sanctions will target 25 Russians involved in the death of Sergei Magnitsky, 20 Saudis involved in…

Behind the front lines: In conversation with a frontline worker

On 29th January 2020, the UK was hit with its first confirmed case of coronavirus. As of today, a new kind of Independence Day is upon us as shops reopen and life is slowly etching towards a new normal. However, this is not a time to forget the months of loss and strife millions have gone…

From taking the knee to obnoxious feminists: Dominic Raab is a bad guy

From his mocking of ‘taking the knee’, to denying the importance of human rights, to being undeniably out of touch; here’s why Dominic Raab is a bad guy.  Taking the knee  Last week foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, showed his true colours yet again, after demeaning and belittling the significance of taking the knee for the…

One rule for us and another for them: the untouchable rich

“The reality is it’s one rule for the most powerful people in Government and another for the rest of us, which is incredibly dangerous.” – Nick Symonds. In a time when injustices are no longer brushed under the rug and forgotten, a frequent culprit of benefitting from a law-phobic armour of wealth, stature and privilege…

Collecting voices: The murder of George Floyd

A note from the Candid Orange Team: The events that have unfolded across the US and the rest of the world since the tragic murder of George Floyd on 25 May have inspired millions globally to stand up against racism. At Candid Orange, we want to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. We intend…

Reflecting upon women and children first

“Let us take care of the women and children first.” – J.H. Buckingham. Feminist achievement over the past century is slowly, but surely levelling the playing field for men and women. For most, the conception of the adult woman as nothing more than a homemaker, care-giver, and good Mother is thankfully a disdained memory of the past. …