Symon Hill's blog

Making mistakes with Hitler

As a pacifist, I'm very used to being asked “What would you have done about Hitler?”. Some people who ask this are just using the easiest anti-pacifist argument that comes to mind.

Penitent homophobes

Twelve years ago, I raised my hand in a church meeting to give my approval to a vote opposing the ordination of “practising homosexuals” as ministers.

Speaking Truth to Power in the courts

I have always been cautious about campaigns that make use of the legal system to promote social justice.

Student activism - The tomb is empty

When I was press officer for the University of London Union (ULU), I was frequently phoned by journalists writing articles based on the question “Is student activism dead?”.