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Looks That Kill

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In stark contrast to last month’s London fashion week, Paris fashion week opened last week with minimal disruption from animal rights activists. Laws in France prohibit groups of more than five people from protesting without a permit, they do not grant permits for protests to happen within a few miles … Read More

Stephen Paddock is a terrorist- so why are we hesitating?    

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  On the night of October 1st, Las Vegas witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, as 64-year- old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, resulting in at least 59 fatalities and over 500 injuries. Nevada state law asserts that an … Read More

Land of the Greed, Home of the Grave: The Bleak and Bloody Reality of US Gun Control 

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Last week Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history when he opened fire on a Las Vegas music festival, killing 58 people and injuring another 489. His motive remains unknown. Unfortunately, the focus of the debate surrounding the event has been derailed by calls to improve mental health awareness and educate the public … Read More

BRITAIN’S (ATTEMPTED) ATTACK ON ACID ATTACKS

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A speech by Tory MP Amber Rudd last week announced a new – and long overdue – initiative, to try to rein in the acid attacks that have become endemic in London. The stipulations of the intended legislation would ban people carrying acid in public places “without good reason”, and … Read More

Debate: Are too many people going to university?

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YES Possessing a university degree is no longer special. It seems that everyone and their dog has a degree. Thanks to Tony Blair’s goal of insisting that 50% of school-leavers go to university, we have come to the point where being a graduate does not necessarily confer enhanced job prospects. … Read More

In the running?

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Pundits, MPs and even his cabinet colleagues all seem to have reacted sharply to the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s recent Telegraph article setting out his vision for a ‘bold thriving Britain’ after Brexit. After the furore surrounding the article, I felt somewhat underwhelmed by it. Nothing appeared particularly controversial or … Read More

Diabulimia: The invisible illness that desperately needs to be addressed.

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Type one diabetes is not a widely understood condition. It’s an enigma in the way it materialises, and it’s an enigma to society, too. In many ways, type one diabetes is an invisible illness. It presents invisible problems, of which diabulimia is one. The effects are devastating and commonly felt … Read More

Genetic Manipulation – Ground-breaking or Unethical?

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At times scientific development feels as if it’s hurtling along, with the rapid growth of technology allowing the science community to reach new heights that may have been unheard of only a few years ago. The manipulation of genes within embryos is not a new development, with research being undertaken … Read More

Goodbye Uber London – the cost of cheap transport too high to bear?

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On the 22nd September, news broke that Transport for London (TFL) had stripped Uber of its private hire license that allows them to operate in London, coming into effect by the end of the month. Cue mass panic from the 3.5 million Londoners that use the service (and no doubt ... Read More

Public sector workers deserve better than real-terms pay cut

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If you have ever been ill, attended a school or had to call the emergency services, then congratulations, the overwhelming odds are that you have benefited from the labour of public sector workers. These are the people who keep the country running: they care for the sick, educate the young … Read More