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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

Comment | In praise of the 'chuggers'

5 years ago / 0 comments

High streets up and down the country are populated with what are pejoratively called “chuggers” (charitable muggers) who ask you to give money for a good cause whilst getting paid a wage. The extremely negative reactions to these usually cheery students betray a very interesting worldview. By way of comparison, … Read More

Comment | 'Sex X' – the third option

5 years ago / 0 comments

Once more, progression and modernisation hit Europe for the better. This week Germany passed a law that allows babies with characteristics of both the male and female sex to be registered as neither on their birth certificate. This allows parents to make this important choice at a later date, reducing … Read More

RAG reaches new heights

6 years ago / 0 comments

Students will be putting on their walking boots and attempting to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro this summer. This year, RAG is hoping to send over 80 students to Tanzania to climb the world’s highest free-standing mountain in order to raise funds for children living in the developing … Read More

Get a slice of RAG’s cash

6 years ago / 0 comments

Societies are being given a chance to get a slice of RAG’s Community fund this week. Profits from efforts like naked calendars and collection tins in Essentials are put into the fund, which can be bid for by societies that have a community charity project. This year the libraries have … Read More