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The US Midterms: What Is The State Of Play With One Week To Go Until Election Day?

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The U.S. midterm elections are a vital, but often overlooked, part of the U.S. democratic process Every two years, one-third of the Senate – the upper chamber of the law-making branch of the government, and the entire House of Representatives – the lower chamber – are re-elected. Together, these two … Read More

Making Misandry A Hate Crime Hinders The Fight For Gender Equality

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For hundreds of years, women have been oppressed and victimised by men and yet, the crimes committed against women have failed to be categorised as hate crimes. A hate crime is defined as a crime where the perpetrator is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility to a victim’s race, sexual … Read More

“It Doesn’t Matter”: WWE and Saudi Arabia

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I have been a life-long fan of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). And yes, I am acutely aware of the ridiculous nature of this simulated sport. Professional wrestling is predicated upon the idea that you suspend your disbelief: you know what you are seeing is predetermined. Yet, you pretend that it … Read More

Is Merkel Finished?

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After almost 13 years as Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel has finally lost credibility as leader. According to a poll by ZDF television, 56 per cent of Germans think Merkel should now step down from her long-held leadership role. On 14th October, the sister party of Merkel’s CDU, the CSU, … Read More

Women Come In All Shapes And Sizes: The ASA Was Right To Ban Breast Enlargement Ads

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‘Love Island’: a guilty pleasure for most on a warm summer’s night. What you may have also been watching in the breaks was MYA’s breast enlargement TV adverts, which branded the surgery as the opportunity to feel ‘amazing’. Twenty-eight formal complaints later, the ASA has ruled the adverts ‘irresponsible and … Read More

Does The LGBT+ Community Have A Problem With Hierarchy?

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The LGBT+ community is frequently called the ‘gay community’ by much of wider society. This seems exclusive and would be all too easy to write off as a privileged majority playing catch up if the queer community wasn’t also part of the problem. Whilst mentions of gay pride and the … Read More

Why A Papal Visit to North Korea Could Be A Step In A Better Direction For Both Institutions

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In the latest of a series of moves that have seemed to herald a new, more liberal trajectory for North Korea, Dictator Kim Jong-Un has announced that he’s to invite the Pope to visit the mysterious country for the first time in its history. While some have claimed that the … Read More

Both The Conservatives And Labour Are Wrong About Housing

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As it stands, the people of Britain are quite divided. There is, though, one issue that brings them all together – housing. There’s a rare consensus in Britain that cuts across all the political spectrum. We need more houses. This is understandable but wrong. Theresa May was right about one … 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