Tag : Brexit

A conversation with Zygmunt Bauman

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Hannah Macaulay discusses liquid modernity, Brexit and hope with sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. On one of the coldest, rainiest, windiest days in recent British history I find myself on the number 1 bus on my way to Headingley. I check the time on my phone. It’s 4.20P.M. and I am meeting … Read More

Don’t EU want me baby?

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Brexit is the gift that keeps on giving. Giving us endless disappointment that is. The British public’s shock decision to remove ourselves from the European Union will no doubt have countless negative impacts. One aspect not often mentioned when grumbling about Brexit starts is the effects that it will have … Read More

Neo-Nazi terrorist gets life for murder of MP Jo Cox

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Extreme right wing terrorist Thomas Mair has today been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, whom he shot and stabbed to death in Birstall, near Leeds, on the 16th of June. After a trial which lasted seven days, the jury took just one hour … Read More

In the face of fear: what can art do?

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With the triumphs of Brexit and Trump and the recent departure of the much loved Leonard Cohen, it’s time to look to art for hope in an increasingly worrying world… The morning after Trump was elected and the world seemed to temporarily stop spinning on its axis, I logged onto … Read More

An interview with Hilary Benn, MP

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The Gryphon sat down with Hilary Benn, Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, to discuss Trump, Brexit, and the state of the Labour Party. Sacked from his post of Shadow Foreign Secretary by Corbyn in June and now reportedly having to contend with the elections to his Leeds Central constituency … Read More

NUS holding demo against higher education changes this weekend

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This weekend in London the NUS demo will take place and University of Leeds is taking students along. For this event, the NUS has joined forces with the University and College Union. Higher education is changing dramatically – NHS bursaries and maintenance grants have been scrapped, the student loan terms … Read More

What a demockracy!

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Brexit is and always will be a highly controversial topic within the United Kingdom. However, the recent High Court ruling that states the government does not have the prerogative powers alone to trigger Article 50, without consulting parliament, may be one for the history books. As a citizen in this … Read More

American Horror Story: World in shock as Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America

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Republican Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States of America, beating Hillary Clinton with a result that has shocked and scared many. From the day he announced his candidacy in June 2015, his election campaign was widely seen as a joke. However, his confident speeches … Read More

Brexit and the Banks

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(Photo from : The Independent) London’s banks are just one of the cogs of the financial services wheel. The City is central to the functioning of some international markets. London is a global leader in services such as foreign exchange trading and cross-border bank lending. It has more bank head … Read More

Nissan not fazed by Brexit!

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(Photo from : Nissan Insider ) With all the negativity at the moment a good bit of optimism is the only way forward to help promote our consumer confidence! It is not all doom and gloom, the latest GDP figures according to the Office of National Statistics show that UK … Read More