British writer and poet James Kirkup.
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Writer of blasphemous homoerotic poem, James Kirkup’s desire to shock extended to Asia

The prolific British writer, who spent three decades in Japan as well as a brief period in Hong Kong, is infamous for the poem behind the last successful prosecution for blasphemy in Britain – The Love that Dares to Speak Its Name

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British writer and poet James Kirkup.
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Kevin Sinclair, veteran South China Morning Post journalist and ardent supporter of the Hong Kong police. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
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Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How Hong Kong police, once considered ‘Asia’s finest’, fell from grace

  • The force faces a serious crisis of confidence as public trust plummets. But who is really to blame?

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Kevin Sinclair, veteran South China Morning Post journalist and ardent supporter of the Hong Kong police. Photo: SCMP
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