Hannah Fisher
Hannah Fisher is a non-practicing barrister and former student of the London School of Economics.

Entries by Hannah Fisher

Citizen's Arrest - What Not To Do

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 2:20 PM

Last weekend, a former UK Prime Minister was ambushed and verbally berated by a brazen bar worker (Mr. Garcia). Whilst serving the former PM as he dined in an east London restaurant, Mr. Garcia believed it appropriate to perform "a citizen's arrest for a crime against peace...". A few days...

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Focusing on the Facile

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 9:46 AM

The hounding of the British Prime Minister's attempt to sympathize with the Mother of a fallen British soldier last week, presages the flavor of the next General Election in Britain. Gordon Brown's political career has been littered with blunders for which the public could berate him. However, last week's bad...

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"Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely"

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2009 | 2:09 PM

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) has afforded the media an opportunity to scrutinise and reveal the exploitation of expense claims by Members of Parliament. However two shortfalls both concerning lack of accountability continue to undermine the legitimacy of the British Parliamentary system.

First, the FOIA fails to...

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Bringing Change to America: Spend, Spend, Spend!

(3) Comments | Posted January 16, 2009 | 4:25 PM

On January 9th, President elect Barack Barack Obama declared, "There is no disagreement that the economy is in dire straights. There is no disagreement that we need to create jobs." So the man famous for change sought to personally counter the job deficit by employing 432 staff members in his...

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BBC -- Subtle Indoctrination of the Inexperienced Viewer

(45) Comments | Posted December 29, 2008 | 9:13 AM

Once again, the BBC fail to portray an accurate depiction of the intensification between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip.

In doing so, the BBC are subtly indoctrinating the minds of its viewers through implicit suggestion that Israel is the aggressor, almost randomly targeting Gaza. The BBC crucially...

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Gustav - A Cynics Blessing for McCain

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2008 | 11:09 AM

At a time when delegates, supporters and journalists gather in St Paul's, Minneapolis, to witness the commencement of the Republican National Convention, all proceedings are suspended. Instead of the usual excitement and buzz that surrounds political conventions, the mood in St Paul's is tense. Nervously, we wait to see whether...

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Denver - Something's Missing...

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2008 | 12:54 PM

The USA is a country frequently portrayed by outsiders as hosting extravagant, voluble and boisterous events. As a young Brit in town, this is certainly what I had expected to experience see at the DNC in Denver. After three days in the mile high city, have my expectations been met?...

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Iran -- The Petulant Child?

(10) Comments | Posted August 15, 2008 | 6:29 PM

This weekend, Iranian Olympic swimmer Mohammad Alirezaei refused to compete alongside Israeli Tom Be'eri in the fourth heat of the 100-meter breaststroke. Alirezaei was ordered to pull out from the competition by the Iranian delegation. And so, the world watches as Iranian intolerance and petty politics extends its reach to...

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Treacherous Behaviour: Russia, China and Iran

(12) Comments | Posted August 14, 2008 | 10:20 AM

This weekend's events further complicate the West's attempt to prevent the emergence of a nuclear Iran and highlight the unfortunate fact that bullies such as Iran, Russia and China ignore words -- action is their lingua franca. Full embargos, enforced immediately against Iran must be imposed before our only option...

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Iran: Beyond the Rubicon of Trust

(26) Comments | Posted August 5, 2008 | 5:13 PM

Last weekend marks another failure of Iran to respond to an informal deadline as to whether it will negotiate on freezing parts of its nuclear program. One might question why this matters, should the world fear a nuclear Iran? The answer hinges on whether Iran plans to use its nuclear...

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