Results for Tag "fallacy"

Results for Tag "fallacy"

We found no evidence that net immigration (immigration minus emigration) generates significant economic benefits for the existing UK population.The government told the inquiry that migrants contributed £6bn to Britain's GDP in 2006.

As international human rights courts have stressed, it is applicable not only to "information" or "ideas" that are favourably received but also to those that offend, shock or disturb.At the same time, international human rights law does protect the right of everyone to hold beliefs, and to be free of violence or discrimination.

The question must be asked in the light of Prince Harry's art A-level.But then, who would have thought that Eton's reputation could be so sullied?

It all depends whether people's unwillingness to vote for their local authority representatives is the source of the problem, or its symptom.Whether the government's plans to ingrain voting habits by lowering the voting age to 16 work remains to be seen.

Pupils, not schools, make the decisions about which universities to apply to and we are confident that they will continue to want to study at Bristol.It has one of the highest proportions of independent school students - 39% - which some saw as evidence of bias in favour of private schools, it added.

It is this flabby wobble that Williams has used to determine the moon's deepest secrets.The changes in the moon's shape occur because its orbit around the Earth is an ellipse.

Question: Which Northern Ireland politician last week compared the political situation in the Irish republic to strife-torn incipient dictatorship in Zimbabwe?It wasn't even David Trimble who last weekend infamously branded the Republic a pathetic sectarian state.

Once the current system was introduced in 2012, it ought to have been obvious, first, that fees would rise, and, second, that the terms of the loans would be changed.Relatively small fluctuations in the figures are not the story: it is the market dogma driving the fees system as a whole that is at fault.

Many 20 and 30-somethings (if not those older and younger than that) grew up hearing the advice that all you need to do in life is "find your passion".The implication is that if you "do what you love" (in shorthand: DWYL), success – and presumably happiness and money – would follow.

The extraordinary escape from house arrest of one of China's most famous legal and human rights activists, blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, has all the elements of a police thriller.Blind since childhood, he was not allowed to attend school, but taught himself enough law to fight for justice for women forced to undergo abortions by zealous officials carrying out China's one-child policy.

Here in Britain we are constantly being told that we are hopeless at foreign languages.When employers talk about the strong foreign language skills of our European neighbours, what they mean are strong English language skills.

I think of the belief that we can as the Karen Armstrong fallacy, though this may be unfair to her.But in the modern world it is painfully apparent that they aren't in fact shared by everyone.

In today's Daily Telegraph is an instructive rant by Janet Daley.To approach law enforcement on the premise that all crime is "caused" by social circumstances is to lose the battle before it begins.

In 18th-century America, colonial society and Native American society sat side by side.The colonials occasionally tried to welcome Native American children into their midst, but they couldn’t persuade them to stay.

I'm not superwoman.I'm not superwoman.

It also contrasts with the fanfare this week from ministers claiming the success of laws passed last year allowing parents to request flexible working.Some companies, large and small, point to their use of contract working as part of the flexible working revolution.

I am happy to put Simon Jenkins on our circulation list, so next time he launches a vitriolic attack on architects and the profession's two weekly magazines (Comment, 15 May), he can do so from a position of fact.His claim that, as editor, I am only interested in reporting on "icons and cash" is not borne out by even a cursory reading of Building Design over the last month.

Whyte's "guide to clear thinking" analyses numerous rhetorical devices, such as the argument to authority, inconsistency, begging the question, "morality fever", and so on.The author tells the story of Nirvana's huge and unsettling success and Grohl's subsequent metamorphosis into fully fledged rock singer/guitarist in his own group, the mighty Foo Fighters.