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Priti Patel: Good Thing She’s Gone

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Priti Patel Israeli bad at holidays.https://t.co/JGJeT9FbNB— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) November 6, 2017 I am sure that Theresa May could not wait for last Friday to arrive, after losing two cabinet members, marking a catastrophic week for her Conservative government. Damian Green, the First Secretary of State, was suspended after ... Read More

London’s knife problem: The rise of violence on the capital’s streets

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Violent knife crime has risen shockingly in the past year, with offences in London up more than 34% since 2016. According to new data obtained by the BBC, knife crime is increasing nationally yet police are prosecuting fewer cases. These figures show the extent of the problem, with this ‘epidemic’ ... Read More

Poppy Fever

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An increasingly large number of people have decided that the traditional red poppy of remembrance either does not reflect the kind of commemoration they wish to participate in or, in some cases, that the poppy actively symbolises things they dislike about Britain’s past. Here I hope to summarise people’s objections … Read More

Hillsborough families report: Why has it taken 28 years?

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The fact that it has taken 28 years for a Hillsborough families report is nothing short of a national disgrace. Many Hillsborough family members and also survivors of the disaster have had to deal with awful mental health problems as a result of the tragedy in 1989.  An example of … Read More

Why I’m Sick Of Mental Health Awareness

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Movember is here and that means just one thing. Men forsaking their razors for the cause of raising awareness of men’s health, with more and more of a focus on mental health. With suicide being the leading cause of death for young men (aged 20-49) in England and Wales it’s … Read More

Queer Too: Kevin Spacey And Normalising Sexual assault Within Queer Culture

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After the recent sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey and his subsequent coming out I had initially thought that this might shed light on the issue of sexual assault within queer spaces. But instead I saw something else; people passionately having to protect queer identities from being aligned with predatory ... Read More

#BloodNormal: A step forward in ending the period taboo

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If you haven’t seen Bodyform’s new #BloodNormal campaign yet, it is a must watch. For the first time ever, a sanitary towel company has chosen to use ‘real’ blood in its advert over the mysterious blue liquid usually chosen to represent menstrual fluids. The video starts with a pipette of ... Read More

Northern Ireland: Abortion Is a Medical Issue, Not a Criminal One

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Police should have better things to do than raiding offices for abortion pills https://t.co/hLA9WXnWus— eimear ✨ (@eimearod) March 19, 2017 When you think of Northern Ireland, what comes to mind? Is it beautiful scenery, the Titanic, maybe Game of Thrones? Or do you think of archaic, out-dated abortion laws? For ... Read More

The Invisible Barriers For Female Cartoonists

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On BBC2 Daily Politics on 3rd November 2017, it was claimed by Tim Benson, editor of Britain’s Best Political Cartoons, that: ‘If a woman is good enough, she will rise to the top’ Benson, in last year’s book, didn’t feature a single woman, whilst this year, has improved on this ... Read More

The Dangerous Disdain For Tories

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Honk if you hate the Tories! #toryscum #Leeds pic.twitter.com/eRzDjhsr— Swss LeedsUni (@SwssLeedsUni) February 24, 2012 In order to develop we need to have our ideas challenged. Over the past few months, I have seen a trend forming amongst the politically active youth, whether it be through Facebook, Instagram or conversations ... Read More