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Northerner or Southerner … where’s the border?

3 days ago / 0 comments

Roll up roll up freshers! From the title of my article you can probably guess that I am about to try and divulge into the almost taboo concerning the North versus the South. What a load of rubbish it is too! But blimey, it has caused arguments, separated families and … Read More

Depression is VERY real

3 days ago / 0 comments

When I read the tweets from the MMA fighter Andrew Tate stating that depression wasn’t real, I was firstly shocked but also deeply frustrated. JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter franchise and an icon for my generation, thankfully responded on behalf of all angered individuals out there whose voices … Read More

Heteronormativity, Sexism and Disrespect: The Mirror’s Attack on Women Must Not Be Ignored

1 week ago / 0 comments

The power of the tabloid press in the contemporary world is an undeniable truth. Though the outcome of the General Election in June signified the failure of tabloids, such as The Sun and The Daily Mail, to influence the vote as strongly as in past years, the monopoly they hold … Read More

As Maduro Strangles Democracy, Corbyn Needs To Step Up

1 month ago / 0 comments

Withering assessment on @BBCNewsnight of @jeremycorbyn's words today from Labour's own sister party in Venezuela... how can he ignore this?— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) August 7, 2017 In recent days, things have slid from questionable democracy to outright dictatorship in Venezuela. Just this weekend, the new constituent assembly silenced Luisa ... Read More

2001 Leeds Student Interview Reveals May’s Support for Section 28

1 month ago / 0 comments

An interview from a 2001 edition of The Gryphon, then called the Leeds Student, has been rediscovered showing the Prime Minister’s support for section 28 – the legislation which prevented the “promotion of homosexuality in schools”. May said that “most parents want the comfort of knowing section 28 is there” … Read More

Who’s ready for Rees-Mogg?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Whisper it quietly but people are slowly but surely starting to use the words “Rees-Mogg” and ‘Prime Minister’ in the same sentence. The odds on his becoming so have been slashed in recent weeks, making a Rees-Mogg premiership more likely than so-called big hitters such as Sajid Javid and Michael ... Read More

Bullying is bad – unless you’re a Tory

2 months ago / 0 comments

Kane Emerson (Image courtesy of Daily Mail)

The Gryphon asks: Umunna’s Brexit amendment – the right decision?

3 months ago / 0 comments

Yes – Samuel Robinson As the painful Brexit saga rumbles on, we have our latest morsel of tragi-comic entertainment: Chuka Umunna’s motion to amend the Queen’s Speech to guarantee membership of the single market and customs union after exit from the EU. It wasn’t long before Umunna was being shot … Read More

Now is the real test of whether Corbyn is PM material

3 months ago / 0 comments

It would be something of an understatement to describe the last year as a bad one in British politics. The referendum last year opened the floodgates to a whole host of problems, first claiming the scalp of David Cameron, unleashing a wave of division and resentment in civil society, and … Read More

If you want to win the youth vote, you’ve got to speak their language

3 months ago / 0 comments

“Children are to be seen and not heard”, so goes the idiom. And so goes the Tory party’s strategy towards young voters as well, according to their 2017 election campaign. If the Tories want to know why they so categorically failed to gain their predicted landslide, then the party needs … Read More