Tag : Brexit

Lack of accommodation at Warwick forces students to share rooms

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Many students at Warwick University have been left no choice but to share single bedrooms or stay in hotels due to a rush of EU students enrolling ahead of Brexit. Around 120 new undergraduates are having to share a single bedroom with a stranger, while 150 postgraduates are staying in … Read More

Leeds Vice-Chancellor talks about redevelopment, Brexit and the cost of university

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The Gryphon speaks to Sir Alan Langlands about the redevelopment programme, Brexit and the cost of university. Why would you say now is such an exciting time to be joining the University? I think it is exciting for all of us and not just Freshers. I love this sense of … Read More

Hundreds take to streets to show refugees are welcome in Leeds

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A rally took place in Leeds this weekend to show solidarity with refugees following an attack on a Polish man last Friday. The 28 year old was seriously injured by a group of up to 20 youths in Alliance Street, Armley. Seven boys aged 13 to 17 have been arrested to date. … Read More

Leeds University seeks Brexit clarification

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The University of Leeds has issued a statement to The Gryphon seeking to reassure students in the wake of a Brexit vote which continues to be mired in uncertainty. In a week when #WeAreInternational banners litter campus to welcome international students to their studies, a spokesperson for the University reiterated … Read More

Brexit: the aftermath

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This week, Theresa May confirmed that there would be no turning back with invoking the Lisbon Treaty. After June’s referendum result, the UK is set to leave the EU, a first in the organisation’s history. The young population will undoubtedly be the ones experiencing the effects of the referendum result … Read More

In defence of an independent future

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It was only in October of last year that I wrote in this paper of the many benefits associated with remaining in the EU. This was before Cameron’s renegotiations and whilst the referendum was still safely tucked away in 2017. But now we know what a UK in the EU … Read More

Lost and found: has IDS stumbled across his moral compass?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Last Friday saw an interesting turn in government affairs, when Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, announced his resignation. The Minister claimed his resignation to be nothing more than a retaliation against the government’s proposed cuts to Personal Independence Payments (PIPs), a transfer payment formerly … Read More

Battlefield Europe

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Regardless of their position on the political spectrum, any politician ought to relish the prospect of debating a juicy topic like Britain’s place in Europe. Lust for money and power aside, it is the prospect of weighing in on such an important issue that gets people into politics in the … Read More

Better Off Out Or In? With the 2017 Referendum Looming The Gryphon asks: Should Britain leave the EU?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Yes: The argument to leave the European Union is often lumped in with UKIP’s policies but, if you look beyond their xenophobic nonsense, then there are actually very compelling reasons to desire a Brexit. The EU was created to give European nations a greater voice on an ever increasing world … Read More