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May we debate you, Prime Minister?

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Within hours of the announcement of a snap general election, Downing Street was reporting the Prime Minister would not be appearing in any televised debate with the opposition during the election campaign. For many, this represents blatant disregard for our democracy, as it portrays Theresa May “insulting the people of … Read More

Worlds apart, but Heads Together

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With ‘Heads Together’ having been selected as the official charity for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, backed by the Royal family, it’s clear that the one in four statistic regarding mental health is beginning to receive more recognition. In a society like ours, where so many of us are … Read More

The Gryphon asks: are TV debates between politicians worthwhile?

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No – Michael Everitt In this day and age, there is a glut of information, readily available, on every conceivable subject. A quick Google search can satisfy your curiosity regarding the dietary habits of penguins/athletes/Kardashians (delete as appropriate). Social media and 24hr news channels are competing with each other to … Read More

Students, your country needs you!

2 years ago / 0 comments

With the announcement of the Snap Election that is going to take place on June 8th later this year, speculation is already occurring over whom 18-24 year olds will vote for. AKA, who will the student population of the country vote for – being that they are now the most … Read More

The Trump effect

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By now everyone is aware of the complete buffoon Donald Trump is and that he is a racist, bigoted, small minded man. I can deal with that – he’s on the other side of the world and I don’t need to go to America in the next four years so … Read More

Pepsi: the appropriation of brutality

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Every so often, an advertisement reminds me the potential for advertising to really question perceptions of the world around us. Which today, thanks to Pepsi, it did. Except that it was to question how wayward and naive the creators were in modelling a protest – an imperative, but often biting, … Read More

Strike 4 Repeal

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In case after 108 International Women’s Days, you thought you’d seen the back of worldwide gender inequality, you are mistaken. The #IWD2017 twitter storm carried with it Anne Hathaway’s UN speech calling for paid parental leave, and British female MPs encouraged other women to get into politics, two of the … Read More

The fear of the ‘Other’

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It is no surprise in modern Western society that terror attacks in crucial locations, such as the nation’s capital, provoke fear and thought in the minds of those concerned with the preservation of a democratic society. However, the terror attack that occurred on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday 22nd March this … Read More

A conflict of interest: politics or print?

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Former Chancellor and oft-derided Conservative MP George Osbourne has recently been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of the London Evening Standard. Osbourne was appointed for the role at London’s famously conservative daily newspaper by its owner Evgeny Lebedev, who also owns publications such as the Independent. Whether Osbourne will be … Read More

Dutch Politics: Still in a Rutte

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Most people have declared the Dutch election last week as a clear victory against the new populism that’s already claimed scalps in Britain and the US. Wilders sought to break through and become the largest party; he failed. Wilders had a nationalist message of anti-Islamism and inwardness, which the Dutch … Read More