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Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Tristan Stewart-Robertson is a journalist based in Glasgow, Scotland. He writes for Firstpost on the media, internet and serves as an objective, moral compass from the outside.

Dec 11, 2013

SC’s verdict on Section 377 puts India in the same league as Iraq

Those fabulous people, covered in glitter and with rainbows dangling from fingertips, are, apparently, so dangerous that they are ranked with paedophiles, murderers or rapists. #civil rights #criminalising homosexuality #equality #India #LGBT rights #liberty #parliament #regression #Section 377 #State #Supreme Court

Jul 8, 2013

How Andy Murray’s win has turned into a tug-of-war over identity

If only tennis were just about tennis; but in Britain, it's about identity politics. #Andy Murray #England #InMyOpinion #Scotland #Tennis #Wimbledon

May 23, 2013

Was London’s brutal attack really terrorism?

By repeatedly using the term in news reports, does that make the public's sense of being terrorised worse than the same crime if it was only described as "murder"? #England #English Defence League #Islamist terror #London beheading #London terror attack #Terrorism #ToTheContrary #Woolwich #World

May 16, 2013

Laws alone can’t prevent a disaster like the Bangladesh factory collapse

Unless consumer approach in the West changes or countries like Bangladesh come up with strong rules, disasters like the Savar factory collapse will keep occurring. #Bangladesh Factory collapse #GAP #HowThisWorks #Primark #Walmart #World

May 14, 2013

Why Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” is the most inspiring YouTube video ever

Some will criticise its musicality probably, but that's mere jealousy of someone able to sing and play guitar, in SPACE. You can't help but smile and even get a bit choked up at the beauty of the planet below. #Chris Hadfield #Davied Bowie #InMyOpinion #Nasa #Space exploration #Space Oddities #Viral video

May 1, 2013

Can Google Glass fit into society without breaking the law?

Serious and rational questions need to be asked about technology such as Google Glass and how it fits into the civic landscape. It's easy to get caught up in the debate about whether individuals will buy it and how it will make individual lives better #Google glass #Legal Issues #OurObsession #privacy #Technology

Apr 9, 2013

It’s time for Maggie Thatcher’s haters to move on

To some, Thatcher was the authoritative mother they craved. To others, she was the patronising father that became a symbol of teenage-natured rebellion. She cozied up to dictators, but name me a politician who hasn't done the same since. #Great Britain #Margaret Thatcher #The Wizard of Oz #ToWhatEffect

Mar 26, 2013

Ford ad another example of why Indian thinking must change

Having an ad with women tied up in the boot of a car wouldn't matter if the men viewed it as a fiction. The Ford India ad is a problem because too many people CAN'T tell the difference between words and images and their own actions. #Ford India #HowThisWorks #Rape #Violence against women

Mar 18, 2013

The Leveson effect: Scotland to regulate all media… and social media

Lord McCluskey, in his effort to create a Scottish version of Leveson, said what some American journalism thinkers already do: that anyone considered to be publishing will be automatically covered by a Scottish press bill. #Justice Leveson #media censorship #publishing #social media #ThisisNext