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Abortion: the lives of others
David Smyth of the Evangelical Alliance, writing exclusively for Scope, challenges those currently calling for changes to Northern Ireland's abortion law
Buy a plastic bag and save the environment: how not to make cuts
Scope analyses the bizarre recent conduct of the Department of the Environment and suggests this is a text book example of how not to implement cuts.
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.
Welfare Reform: overseeing the inevitable
Presuming the near-inevitable happens and Welfare Reform (eventually) passes the Assembly, does Stormont need a dedicated committee for oversight? Scope speaks exclusively with Michael McMahon MSP, who convenes just such a group in Holyrood.
Opinion: abortion - our laws are in urgent need of reform
Grainne Teggart, Northern Ireland campaigner for Amnesty Interntional and head of its My Body My Rights campaign, writes for Scope to say that local abortion laws lack decency in the way they treat women in distress.
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
Abortion in Northern Ireland: an overview
Abortion is amongst the most divisive issues in our tumultuous society. In the first of a series of pieces looking at this issue as it comes to a time of great flux, Scope outlines where we are and how we got there.
Eat your heart out Justin Bieber you''ll never out-twitter Ó Muilleoir
Scope stops off in South Belfast to examine politicians on social media and stumbles across the politician who out-tweets Obama.
This latest spending cut will boost crime
Scope cartoonist Patrick Sanders sums up that there is to be said about the devastating cuts to NIACRO and the impact on re-settling offenders.
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.
Pity the poor children of the cuts
We could all end up paying a very high price for cuts to Early Years services, Scope explores the implications.
The need for new politics in NI
This month Belfast hosted Imagine! - a "festival of ideas and politics". Scope speaks to director Peter O'Neill about why he thinks it was important and his hopes for making it an annual event.
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.
Saving the Festival is like nailing legs to a cadaver and telling it to walk
Tom Collins who had oversight of the Belfast Festival at Queens for 11 years explains why he believes it cannot be saved.