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‘Tis the Season…For Shocking Increases In Food Bank Reliance

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Following a successful trial last Summer, supermarket giant Sainsbury’s are relaunching a new initiative designed to encourage increased donations to local food banks. The idea – coming from a group of teenagers in Exeter doing an NCS project – is to have shelf-edge labels which alert shoppers to products that … Read More

We’re Not Doing Enough for Women Abused by Loved Ones

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For thousands of women across the world, the men closest to them are the most dangerous. The 25th November marked the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence to combat violence against women around the world. With this day came the release of new data by the … Read More

As Things Finally Start to Look Up for the Democrats, a Constitutional Showdown Looms

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The midterm elections have come and gone, and what was once a political side-show marked by comically low voter turnout has been recast as a battle for America’s future, and, crucially, a referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump. Democratic-leaning voters were galvanised by President Trump’s slew of unending scandals, … Read More

A Brexiteer’s Look At The Arithmetic of May’s Deal

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As an ardent supporter of Brexit, it is important to me that this country leaves the European Union. However, I am not naïve. I recognize the need for a deal with the EU in order to provide the much-needed stability that businesses require to invest and flourish in the UK. … Read More

Why Is The Palm Oil Advert Banned?

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Iceland’s Christmas Advert regarding the impacts of deforestation on Palm Oil should absolutely not be banned. Rather, it should be spread on social media, in papers, and on television. This is for two main reasons: firstly, the environmental importance of saving the rainforests and orangutans should be made known to … Read More

Deceit. Betrayal. Sabotage.

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Deceit, Betrayal, and Sabotage: These are just some of the words which sprung to my mind when the Prime Minister announced her shambolic Brexit deal. After more than two years of negotiations, the self-proclaimed “bloody difficult woman” brought back a deal which effectively kept Britain in the EU all but … Read More

Is The Moral Price Of Electric Cars Too High?

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By 2040, all new cars in the UK will be zero-emission according to the government’s recent “Road to Zero” plan. Environmentalists rejoice in response as current air quality in the UK is shockingly poor. Dozens of cities are well in breach of the current EU pollution limits, Leeds one of … Read More

Just For Show: Lacklustre New Scheme Demonstrates the Government’s Disregard for Working Class Women

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Penny Mordaunt, the Minister for Women and Equalities, has unveiled a campaign to increase female working-class employment levels, focusing particularly on getting more women into well paid and high-skilled jobs. She said: “it will be our mission to ensure that every woman in the UK has as much freedom, choice, … Read More

Underwear Is Not a Sign of Consent

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A 27-year-old man at the centre of a rape trial has been acquitted in Northern Ireland. The defence argued that because the 17-year-old girl he was accused of raping was wearing a lacy thong, she consented. Defence barrister, Elizabeth O’Connell SC said “You have to look at the way she … Read More

I Can’t Help But Respect Theresa May

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I will openly admit it: I respect Theresa May. While one could produce an extensive list of her character flaws, the last two weeks have shown our beleaguered prime minister to be indefatigable, resilient and tenacious. By most peoples’ reckoning, the Prime Minister suffered two days of hell after unveiling … Read More