Tag : politics

Policitising The Oscars: should celebrities be leading the way?

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Following one of the most political Academy Awards ceremonies, and indeed awards seasons, in history, questions are being asked about whether we should be politicising award ceremonies and looking to celebrities to make statements about the political landscape. One of the movements at the forefront of the Oscars was the … Read More

Out at the Winter Olympics

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Western media is falling over itself to celebrate queer visibility at the Winter Olympics. If you're desperate to accrue credibility as a progressive then the very least you could do is explain why it actually means something. Sometimes it's life-affirming to see something queer that is not explicitly about the ... Read More

The Beat & The Ballot Box: Politics’ place in music

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The Brit Awards 2018 provided yet another yearly dose of lacklustre ‘banter’, gentrified drab and predictable winners for this year’s cosy creations. The one uplifting moment which stood out above the vapid, however, was Stormzy’s crowning of Best British Male Solo Artist, accompanied with the British Album of the Year … Read More

Repeal the 8th

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In late May 2018, the Republic of Ireland, still considered the most intransigent Catholic state in the world, will hold a referendum on repealing the 1983 eighth amendment of the Irish constitution. Currently, the eighth amendment outlaws abortion by giving the life of the foetus equal value to the mother’s, ... Read More

Does Greening Actually Care For Poor Students?

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Dubbed a “high-profile casualty” of No. 10’s new year reshuffle, Justine Greening sought to slam the door behind her. She likely spared no expense in taking to the airwaves, censuring the government she’d so recently been a part of. Quite rightly, she took the opportunity to point out that poorer … Read More

Pioneers in Politics: The Transformation of Female Suffrage from Alice Bacon and Harriet Harman to Rachel Reeves

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“A woman MP has to do everything a man MP did, and a little bit more. I don’t believe that any woman in parliament, ever, has done more for women outside of parliament, or for women entering parliament, than Harriet Harman.” With its allusion to the famous words of Alice … Read More

“To vote or not to vote?”

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It was, ironically, the now Brexit secretary David Davis who said that ‘ a democracy which cannot change its mind ceases to be a democracy, a line now frequently quoted by advocates of having a second referendum on membership of the European Union. Nevertheless, such people are quickly forgetting any … Read More

Politics in fashion: is bootlegging having an impact?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Ironically, fashion has an image problem. Whilst we are living in strikingly partisan, politically-charged times, it is easy to think of fashion houses as inhabiting some kind of apolitical bubble, disconnected from the society in which they exist. High fashion houses are the easiest to point fingers at, with their … Read More

Trump’s Tweets Are A Call For Resistance

2 months ago / 0 comments

Britain First is a far-right fringe group who pose a direct threat to the UK and the people who live here. Last week, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, chose to tacitly endorse their views on social media. The government has stated that an official state visit will ... Read More

After The Hashtag

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In a 21st century digital age, is it really possible to be or affect the change that you want to see in the world? Our helpless generation appears to have all the right intentions, but no feasible idea of how to implement them. Twitter is perennially saturated with stories of … Read More