Tag : politics

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?

8 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

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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

A letter to liberals: put down your latte and do something

9 months ago / 0 comments

If you covered me in olive oil, put me in a room full of moist balloons and told me to hold on to as many as I could, I would have a better grasp of my surroundings than some of my fellow liberals do today. I seem to have missed … Read More

The Zimbabwean Economy: From Mugabe to Droughts to Inflation to 2017

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Under the ZANU party led by Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe became an independent country in 1980, freed from British colonial rule. This naturally presented challenges to governance: how could Zimbabwe disinherit its colonial institutions and become a new nation in a way which was economically viable and sustainable for its people? … Read More

Anything but a luxury: periods, and why dignity should be free

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At no point during the pasta-filled weeks of my student budget do I think to myself “you know what, I cannot live without some caviar this week”. It’s a luxury. Period. Which is ironic, considering that my ‘time of the month’ is apparently also just that. A grandiose display of … Read More