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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

Can Meninism actually achieve anything?

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I know that, by now, Meninism and its proponent, Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs), are old news. But, in the wake of International Women’s Day, on which the Piers Morgans of the world jumped at the opportunity to condescendingly undermine the modern day feminist movement, it seems to me a good … Read More

The dismantling of Obamacare: TrumpDoesn’tCare?

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Last week the GOP revealed its proposed Bill to replace the Democrat’s Affordable Care Act , titled the American Health Care Act (not, sadly, the ‘The Worlds Greatest Healthcare Act of 2017’ as initially reported by some, which would have been perfect Trump-esque braggadocio). Health care being the hotly contested … Read More

It’s 2017, let Emma Watson do what she wants

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A couple of weeks ago, Emma Watson did a photoshoot. She made a decision, and did what she wanted to do. It really shouldn’t have become a massive news story: a celebrity does a photoshoot for a magazine, wow. But, obviously, as there are lots of unsavoury people in the … Read More

Corbyn’s demise and the politics of personality

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Since Corbyn’s re-election in September, it’s been guaranteed that a phone conversation with my 49 year old, North Walian working class mother with a keen eye for realist, anti-Tory politics will end sour.  The conversation will begin with good intentions; we’ll discuss the weather and gush over our dog, but … Read More

Democracy, but not as we know it

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It is hardly surprising that the decision by the House of Lords to pass an amendment led to howls of protest from some. The by now familiar lines about ‘the will of the people’ seemed to have an extra edge when the amendment in question was proposed by the unelected … Read More

Whose VOICE?

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When Trump announced that he’d created an office called ‘VOICE’, you might presume he’d created a space for the ignored voices of America. It’s Donald Trump, so VOICE wasn’t going to be a space for transgender teenagers or a place for people with a hidden disability. Perhaps it could be … Read More

Corbyn struggling to Copeland

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Recently, Jeremy Corbyn attempted a political stunt by releasing his tax return and challenging the chancellor to do the same. On paper, it was a smart move, especially as Labour was in need of something to distract media attention away from its devastating loss in the Copeland by-election. This being … Read More

Waterstones: putting on a front

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Independent institutions mark a rebellion against the capitalist agenda and everything it stands for. Chain stores often uphold this continuation of capitalism by favouring profit over individual enterprise, forgetting the original purpose behind the creation of such a store. Bookshops are some of the most wonderful creations of British society; … Read More

Bobbies on the brink

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£3.5 billion of further cuts have been ordered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. This includes the police force, already heavily struggling, taking a further 3-6% cut. The watchdog Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has already labelled the condition of English and Welsh police as “potentially perilous”. … Read More