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Big Debate: Ballots Behind Bars

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Despite pressure from the European Court to enfranchise prisoners, David Cameron continues to dismiss the idea. This week Big Debate asks, should prisoners have the right to vote? YES:Tim Hakki David Cameron’s refusal to allow prisoners the vote in accordance with the European Court of Human Rights is just another … Read More

Big Debate: The Griffin Interview

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Last week Leeds Student controversially published an interview with the leader of the BNP, Nick Griffin. This week Big Debate asks, was LS right to publish the interview? YES: Eleanor Grimwade Let me first and foremost start by emphasising how ardently I oppose, reject, and am repulsed by everything Nick … Read More

The Soapbox: Fascism: Let it be fought, not forgotten.

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I would like to express my concern towards some of the criticisms posed to the LS regarding the publication of the interview with Nick Griffin (Volume 43, Issue 4: Leeds Student speaks to Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP). Whilst the idea of “No Platform” for fascists is important to … Read More

Debate: Dumping The Doper

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  This week Lance Armstrong’s reputable career has continued to crumble beneath him. The US Anti-Doping Agency has branded him guilty and stripped his seven Tour De France titles. Big Debate asks, does he deserve the punishment? NO: Joshua Barrett This week Lance Armstrong has been shown to be a … Read More

Debate: Breast Intentions

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One of Britain’s most popular papers, The Sun, has been printing topless models alongside top news stories for decades. But recent discussion and campaigns have condemned page three as sexist and outdated. This week Big Debate asks, should there be an end to page three girls? YES: Ruby Lott-Lavigna If … Read More