Tag : politics

Calls for a return to the centre are only felt by a misguided elite

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The nation’s favourite former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, this week took a well-earned rest from cashing in on his premiership and speculated that his former party was beyond rescuing from the neo-Marxist cult that now runs it. Such observations from a man who won three elections as Labour leader inevitably … Read More

The mental health of NHS workers is in jeopardy: the Conservative government should learn from Germany about how to treat doctors and nurses properly

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It’s no secret that the NHS is in crisis. Chronically underfunded by the current Conservative administration, in 2017 NHS Funding stated that it would need £30 billion to plug the funding gap. The response of Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, was to provide a measly sum of £8 billion. … Read More

Mayday

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The biggest story from Parliament before the summer recess was that Theresa May survived as Prime Minister. However, most agree that Mrs May cannot lead the party into the next election. Conservative MPs can trigger a confidence vote should 15% of them write to the chair of the 1922 committee … Read More

A no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely. What impact will this have on UK universities?

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With less access to funding, quitting academics, decreased intake and export of students to and from the EU, what’s not to love about a no-deal Brexit from the perspective of UK universities? The irony of Brexit does anything but escape students, some of whom were not even able to vote … Read More

Illustrator Carol Rossetti’s drawings of women could be a wonderful way of protesting gender prejudice on a global scale.

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At a time of #MeToo, women’s marches and period poverty, women around the world still very much face barriers because of their gender. It only takes a quick scroll through the news headlines to recognise that such prejudices are still roaring; from the reports on pay inequality to stories making … Read More

Should artists cancel their concerts to protest the policies of the Israeli government?

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“I am not a travel agent promoting tourism for each country I go to”, said Lana Del Rey in a recent riposte on Twitter, amid pressure to cancel her performance in Tel Aviv in protest against the actions of the Israeli government. Travel agent she may not be, but performing … Read More

Bad News: Learning To Resist The Fake

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Can you take on the role of fake news-monger, ‘[d]rop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate’? If so, you should definitely check out Bad News. If not, still do! Developed by Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and media literacy group … Read More

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