Tag : Brexit

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

EU applications to study in UK down by 9%

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According to UCAS, the number of applicants from EU students for top university courses in the UK have dropped by 9%. Following Brexit, there was concern from both UK and EU students about its impact on studying abroad as well as travelling, particularly in regards to the restriction of free … Read More

Concerns grow for Leeds staff post-Brexit

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Wednesday saw the first of a series of open meeting for EU and non-EU staff and students to discuss the consequences and impact of Brexit. The meeting, hosted by UCU president Tim Goodall and Work and Employment expert Gabriella Alberti, tackled the pressing questions of employment, residency and citizenship for … Read More

“EU support should be treason”, proposes Tory counciller

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Christian Holliday, conservative councillor and adamant Brexiteer, has launched a petition calling to make supporting EU membership a treasonable offence. In what appears to be an effort to antagonise so-called “remoaners”, rather than to actually instigate reform, Holliday posted the petition to Parliament’s website on 15 October. It has since … Read More

Brexit effect on graduate placements

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Statistically six out of every seven of you voted Remain. So it isn’t a surprise that Brexit came as a surprise to many, especially in university. However, Brexit has arrived and with the PM Theresa May stating “Brexit means Brexit” there is little hope of the referendum being taken as … Read More