Tag : military

The Gryphon asks: Are the airstrikes in Syria the right decision?

7 months ago / 0 comments

YES: In defence of airstrikes for human rights This weekend’s bombing of Syria undertaken in response to chemical weapons attacks in Douma has been met with raucous condemnation, as many fear that the targeted air strikes by the USA, UK and France may escalate the delicate situation that has engulfed … Read More

Poppy Fever

12 months ago / 0 comments

An increasingly large number of people have decided that the traditional red poppy of remembrance either does not reflect the kind of commemoration they wish to participate in or, in some cases, that the poppy actively symbolises things they dislike about Britain’s past. Here I hope to summarise people’s objections … Read More

The Gryphon asks: should a country ever introduce conscription?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Kane Emmerson Last week it was announced that Sweden has reintroduced conscription amidst rising tensions in the Baltic and a fall in recruitment numbers. It joins Estonia, Finland, Norway and Austria in requiring some military service from young people. Whilst Sweden’s choice was decided by a perceived threat … Read More

Trump’s quest to rebuild the military: a further step into a bottomless swamp

2 years ago / 0 comments

As many of you may have heard on the campaign trail of 2016 aside from the bigotry and racism, Donald Trump has plans to ‘rebuild’ the American military. Looking at America`s current standing around the world, one could agree with Trump`s comments; the middle East is worse off than it … Read More

Comment | British war crimes – we will not forget

5 years ago / 0 comments

As red poppies began to dot lapels in the lead up to Remembrance Day, I started to feel uneasy. The politicisation of the red poppy has become ever more pronounced as the original sentiments of the campaign are diluted and distorted by those with an agenda. By no means do I believe … Read More

Uni receives money from arms dealers

6 years ago / 0 comments

23.11.12 Leeds University has received nearly £1m from companies involved in the arms trade. On the back of a Freedom of Information (FOI) request the University was asked to provide information about the amount of money they received from military institutions. The response indicated that the University had received £876,418 … Read More