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The Gryphon asks: should Nigel Farage be given a government position to help with official relations between Britain and the U.S?

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Yes – Rory Claydon After the results of this election seeing Donald Trump being swept into the White House, I can say that it would be in Britain’s best interests to keep a good working relationship up with the new President-elect, after all the special relationship we have with the … Read More

In light of POLIS Soc taking a stand on the U.S election, is it right for any university body to silence or take a position against extremist viewpoints?

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Yes -Emma Healey University is a place where we should be challenged. We should have to think critically about our views, opinions, and actions, and sometimes this challenge will come from reading or listening to someone or something we don’t agree with However, there has to be a line. We … Read More

The Gryphon asks: is Louis Smith’s ban from gymnastics right following his video mocking islam?

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Yes – Michael Everett “A Muslim, a Jew, a Christian, a Pagan and an Atheist all walk into a coffee shop…and they talk, laugh, drink coffee and become good friends. It’s not a joke. It’s what happens when you’re not an asshole.” – Anonymous It seems like every week there … Read More

Are bloggers a threat to the industry?

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As ever, this year’s autumn shows came with debate and controversy but most prominent was the theme of elitism with American Vogue editors questioning the presence of bloggers at the shows. Harley Wild and Victoria Copeland investigate.  For In their Milan roundup last month, online editors of American Vogue took time away … Read More

Can Fashion be truly subversive when it comes to gender?

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For From Gucci to Givenchy, the resurgence of androgynous fashion has become an undeniably huge influencer. Culminating with a mass political and cultural understanding of transgender identification, it can be strongly argued that fashion does in fact raise awareness of transgender issues. In the past two years the number of … Read More

The Gryphon asks whether the proposals by a London hospital that would require pregnant women to show ID is fair?

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Yes – Helen Brealey Whilst being understandably controversial, and a suggestion that I believe would be very difficult to properly implement, I do believe that it is fair to expect women to provide an identity document when booking in for their labour at an NHS hospital. It should be noted … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Is the Bluetooth check in system fair to students?

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Yes – Sophie Wheeler Just over two weeks ago the new Bluetooth system went live, causing a massive shake up on campus. Leeds is following the general trend towards taking attendance more seriously, with policies such as mandatory attendance to pass classes being introduced in other areas of the U.K. … Read More

Debate: Should an artist’s personal life impact on our enjoyment of their work?

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We in the Music Section love a good ol’ debate. This week, our writers’ battled it out over whether a musicians’ personal life should impact on the enjoyment of their music. Who won? You decide… YES – Leo Kindred Let me be clear from the outset: there are times when … Read More

After Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide victory to retain leadership of the party, The Gryphon asks: is Labour doomed?

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Yes – Daniel J. Levy At his re-coronation as Labour’s leader on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn pledged to draw a clean slate under his party’s bruising post-Brexit civil war. Old adversaries would be welcomed back into the fold, and hopefully Labour would go on to effectively challenge the hated Tories along … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Should Britain hold a second referendum on its membership in the EU?

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Yes – Sam Robinson:  There are two excellent reasons for a second referendum on the EU. First, a margin of victory of two percent can hardly be called resounding, especially when you consider the second point: the campaigning was atrocious (not only on the Leave side but most glaringly so), … Read More