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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

Carrie Gracie: A Hero Vilified

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"My case is just an example of a bigger problem" - former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie gives evidence to MPs about equal pay https://t.co/kExvCXAsjQ pic.twitter.com/Jd2eGLWQZj— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 31, 2018 She is a greedy, avaricious, money-grabbing opportunist ready to rinse the tax-payer of every penny she can ... Read More

GE2017: the real winners

1 year ago / 0 comments

The real winners in last week’s general election were the youth. With the Conservatives losing their majority and the Labour party, whilst making impressive gains, falling short, it is the young people of Britain who can come away from the election knowing that their job has been done. Corbyn’s Labour … Read More

Left and Right: a binary reaction to terrorism

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The Manchester attack on Monday, which killed 22 people and injured many more, has once again reignited the binary reaction to terrorist atrocities that is intensely problematic when assessing such events. Across the political spectrum, on the right and left, there is a tendency to assign sole responsibility on one … Read More

May’s ‘wealth tax’: a fiery debate in a dull education

1 year ago / 0 comments

Given the fact that it largely seems to be little more than a coronation ceremony for Theresa May, whose campaigning tactics are so remarkably unambitious as to avoid anything resembling a debate with her opposition, you would be forgiven for thinking that this election was, well, rather boring. In the … Read More

Manchester Arena attack: a dark day for journalism

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‘Terror carnage’, ‘massacre’ – some of the headlines splashed across Britain’s front pages today after an explosion last night killed at least 22 people at Manchester Arena. Several newspapers featured the photograph of an injured young woman being helped from the arena by police officers. Another told of ‘desperate parents’ … Read More

Theresa May’s avoidance of the media: a smart political game and a betrayal of democracy

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In light of the decision to hold a General Election in June 2017, Theresa May has not initiated much direct contact with the media. By contrast, Jeremy Corbyn has kick-started the campaign for Labour by maintaining a conscious media presence. Images of Corbyn visiting constituencies; visiting primary schools, and attending … Read More