Tag : society

Comment | Inequality reigns supreme

5 years ago / 0 comments

Short of a perfectly timed meteor strike in Davos last week, there was little hope for anything in the way of a real solution to global inequality at the World Economic Forum. Crammed with career politicians, the irony of some of the world’s top 1 per cent meeting to fight … Read More

Comment | Serve the rich, eat the poor

5 years ago / 0 comments

Faced with the shameful statistics that 13 million people in the UK are currently living below the poverty line and supermarkets waste 15 million tonnes of food each year, surely outrage and immediate action are the only possible responses? Seemingly not. Instead the powerful millionaires in Government and fat cats … Read More

Comment | No 'benefit' to anyone

5 years ago / 0 comments

You might have noticed that critics and fans have been raving in equal measure about Channel 4’s recent series, Benefits Street. Whether you tuned in to watch or recoiled at the premise of the program, it certainly got people talking. Benefits Street was wrong on so many levels: from peddling … Read More

Debate | Are supermarkets that super?

5 years ago / 0 comments

60 years ago local, independent food stores were at the heart of the high street and greengrocers were the cornerstone of our communities. Now, big brand supermarkets dominate the nation’s shopping habits. The ‘big four’: Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons are responsible for over 75 per cent of the UK … Read More

Comment | Supermarkets not a shambles

5 years ago / 0 comments

On being asked to make a direct choice between giving custom to local independent shops or large multinational companies, it seems the natural, moral choice to opt for the former. One can’t imagine the kind of insensitive corporate robot-person who would choose anything but. Pave paradise, put up a Tesco … Read More

Comment | In defense of immigrants

5 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this week (w/c 4th November), UCL published a comprehensive study on the effects of the presence of immigrants from the eight countries which joined the EU in 2004.  It found that every year since their arrival, they had made a positive contribution to the state of public finance.  While … Read More

News | FemSoc leads second strike against Tequila

5 years ago / 0 comments

A second protest against the weekly Tequila UK club night will be held on December 9, as The Mezz has its license reviewed by the Council. The protest is being planned by Leeds University Union’s Feminist Society will start at 9am outside Leeds Civic Hall. The protesters aim to remind … Read More

Comment | Don't shove religion out of British life

5 years ago / 0 comments

What are our obligations towards the poor, the sick and the suffering? How, in a diverse, opinionated society do we create a consensus for social action? Religion must be allowed to play a part in shaping the moral conversation. This is not to say there is no secular morality; I would … Read More

Comment | Come worship in the church of Kimye

5 years ago / 0 comments

In these days of ever growing secularism, the desire to believe in something has become less about the spiritual and more about the need to worship earthly mortals. I’m talking, of course, about The Kardashians. Celebrity culture has all but consumed the majority of the population and continues to do so. … Read More

Comment | Missing white female syndrome

5 years ago / 0 comments

The name Madeleine McCann has exploded back onto our front pages in recent weeks, when the Metropolitan Police reopened her case over six years after her original disappearance.  Following last month’s carefully stage-managed appearance of her parents, Leicester medics Kate and Gerry McCann, on BBC Crimewatch, Britain’s media outlets have … Read More