Tag : politics

“To vote or not to vote?”

9 months ago / 0 comments

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?

9 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

10 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

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

The Single Market and the UK: A Little Bit of Heaven, A Little Bit of Hell

11 months ago / 0 comments

At the 11th hour of Brexit talks between Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday 4th December, a veto mightier than the likes of what Johnson, Gove or Rees-Mogg could ever have dreamt of wielding was cast by ten Northern Irish MPs. The Democratic Unionist leader, Arlene ... Read More

The Millennial Railcard is a Poor Compromise for Millennials in Crisis

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One of the measures announced in the 2017 Autumn Budget was the extension of the 16-25 railcard to now include those aged 26-30. This will affect up to 4.6 million people when it comes into effect in spring 2018. The measure, nicknamed ‘The Millennial Railcard’, appears, on the surface, like ... Read More

Priti Patel: Good Thing She’s Gone

12 months ago / 0 comments

Priti Patel Israeli bad at holidays.https://t.co/JGJeT9FbNB— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) November 6, 2017 I am sure that Theresa May could not wait for last Friday to arrive, after losing two cabinet members, marking a catastrophic week for her Conservative government. Damian Green, the First Secretary of State, was suspended after ... Read More