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Shifting sands: NI's political landscape on marriage equality is changing
Last week Scope highlighted the view that marriage equality in Northern Ireland is "inevitable" - are changes in the past week a sign of this inevitability in action?
Should we have the right to die on our own terms?
Debate about right to die - and the right to help our loved ones do so, if they wish - is growing in the UK. Scope looks at a deceptively simple point of principle and its complex fine details.
The inevitable equality - why NI will embrace same-sex marriage
A key figure in the successful marriage equality campaign in the Republic of Ireland says Northern Ireland will move into line with the rest of the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Infirm foundations – underachievement must be addressed
Last week the PUP released a report on education, focused on underachievement by working-class protestants. Scope takes a look at the points made by the paper – and identifies a further conclusion of its own.
A healthy approach to asylum that will help us all
There won’t be huge political fanfare, but a recent DHSSPS decision to increase access to free healthcare amongst vulnerable groups will save money and improve everyone’s health. Scope looks at why.
Has the Wells affair scuppered a Westminster deal for the DUP?
Scope analyses the fall-out from the Wells affair and concludes we should not be writing off the DUP just yet.
Modern slavery - antiquity down your street
For most people the word slavery will evoke the distant and disconnected past. But for some people it is a reality in the here and now.
The Wrong Mrs Vo - do the unborn have rights?
Scope examines the landmark European case which ruled that the unborn do not have a right to life
The irony of calling quotas patronising
This month Scope has chosen to discuss gender quotas in politics. Here political activist - and feminist - Adrianne Peltz outlines why many of the standard objections are objectionable.
Gender quotas? Do me a favour - politicians are all the same anyway
Political commentator Alex Kane explains why quotas for female politicians will never get his vote.