Category : Comment

Comment | Reflections on Robin Williams

4 years ago / 0 comments

Reflections on Robin Williams’ recent death have been widely broadcast and varied in their sympathy. This is often the case for opinions on mental health in general.If one positive can even be suggested to come out of such a tragic event, it could be at least that the historically taboo … Read More

Private parts: Jennifer Lawrence and the nude photo scandal

4 years ago / 0 comments

The world woke up today to the news that hundreds of celebrities have had their accounts hacked, their photo albums mined, and their stolen images plastered up on the internet for everyone to see. Jennifer Lawrence has received the full force of this invasion, her private pictures shared gleefully on … Read More

Comment | Gaza- not the only issue

4 years ago / 0 comments

Over the past month there have been growing tensions in the Middle East. The most widely reported and well known issue is that of the Gaza strip. Israeli forces and militant group Hamas have been exchanging blows in the form of sporadic fighting and bombing, resulting in mostly innocent Palestinian … Read More

Comment | Let’s talk about Gaza

4 years ago / 0 comments

The conflict currently raging in Gaza is the third in six years. I use the word ‘conflict’ to describe the confrontation between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement that governs the Gaza strip, with hesitation. In fact, I probably shouldn’t use it at all. This is because the word … Read More

Comment | We need Internet activism

4 years ago / 0 comments

Internet activism gets a bad rap, in general. It is accused of being impersonal, of allowing people to simply click ‘like’, and then stop caring. However, I think this is far too cynical a view. With the right attitude, the Internet can be an invaluable resource for educating yourself about … Read More

Comment | Latest student loan changes are not the answer

4 years ago / 0 comments

This week, major overhauls to the English student loans system have been the subject of discussion in Westminster. Currently, students are loaned money by the Treasury to cover their university fees and living costs. Once they have graduated (and their salary is greater than £21,000 per year), they begin to … Read More

Comment | Why Britain should allow more Syrian refuges

4 years ago / 0 comments

It is hard not to feel for the millions of Syrians suffering in their country’s civil war. Basher al-Assad’s dictatorial regime ( which he inherited as a result of primogeniture) has killed around 160,000 people according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Thousands of those are children. This bloody conflict … Read More

Comment | Gender wage gap as prevalent as ever

4 years ago / 0 comments

The gender wage gap is a question that should have been answered years ago. It is amazing that we can claim to be upholding the precious Human Rights Act when 51 percent of our population gets paid less than the other 49 percent to do exactly the same jobs. After … Read More

Debate| Is The Tab's 'Which far-right group are you? quiz acceptable?

4 years ago / 0 comments

This week, The Tab published a quiz on their website entitled,’Which far-right group are you?’. Although some might interpret it as no more than light-hearted satire, LS Debate asks, is this latest post by The Tab acceptable?

Comment | Hyde Park ad – Shock advertising should be challenged

4 years ago / 0 comments

If, like me, you didn’t know about Red’s True BBQ until this week, you’ll have seen their latest shock marketing campaign to stir social media. The company have launched an ad mocking vegetarianism using a design not unlike those advertising mental health or domestic abuse helplines. Coming at the end … Read More