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Appealing to hearts, not minds

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First things first, the concept of “fake news” has run completely off the tracks. President Donald Trump’s efforts to delegitimise the work produced by seasoned journalists is abhorrent and despicable. Is “the media” (whatever that even means in the 21st century with the Internet, Facebook, television, Snapchat, Twitter, Fox News, … Read More

Nuttall’s Hillsborough Lie

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15th April 1989, Hillsborough Stadium. 96 people lost their lives due to a collection of horrendous decisions. Tragic for those who lost their lives, tragic for their families, and tragic for the football community. After the Sun’s disgusting treatment of the situation and the resulting backlash (including Liverpool FC’s recent … Read More

Last dates for the old ways: going Dutch

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Many of you may have seen this year’s Valentines’ episode of First Dates. It was full to bursting with perfectly matched couples, and enough first date butterflies to make me and my housemates all shed a tear – for the most part. However, this largely successful episode was undercut by … Read More

An insider’s view on the leadership race

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Reece Parker, Gryphon Editor-in-cheif-elect, gives his take on the leadership race, its questionable voting incentives, and what can be done to improve future elections. Like most of the third-year students at Leeds University, I’m currently treading water in the pool of degree classification. Failing an incredible resurgence, a first is … Read More

Why I can’t be persuaded that the NHS would benefit from privatisation

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Since the prospect of privatisation of our NHS has materialised, I’ve stubbornly resisted the consideration that it could be for the best. When my housemate invited me to a panel debate on the subject, I decided to repress my inner sceptic and go along with an open mind. Despite that … Read More

Elizabeth Warren: what’s next for the Senator leading the resistance?

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Since assuming the office of Senator for the state of Massachusetts in early 2013, Elizabeth Warren has quickly risen to a leading position in the Democratic Party and in the progressive movement as a whole. Warren’s liberal credentials are impressive, as she possesses a strong record of advocating on behalf … Read More

A local reaction with global effects

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Community. It’s something that I’ve been thinking a lot about recently. Its importance has been drilled into me by my grandparents, my old school and by the biographies of the great and the good. It’s something that matters to the rest of us too. We feel lost without it. And … Read More

Blaming immigrants? What a total Hunt!

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Last week’s announcement from the government, that the NHS will now charge foreign patients upfront for non-emergency treatment, is the latest display of scapegoating immigrants for the problems the NHS faces by the Tories. NHS England finds itself with a £22bn ‘black hole’ in its budget for the next five … Read More

Tara Palmer Tomkinson deserves better

2 years ago / 0 comments

Since you cannot purchase The Sun from Essentials, you probably follow their Facebook page to keep up with their five-star journalism. Last week Tara Palmer-Tomkinson passed away. The Sun’s sensitive and considerate headline read: “Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s troubled life… Drug overdoses, a failed music career and the search for love that … Read More

Sweet home Alabama?

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Jefferson Sessions is the newest member of President Trump’s elitist, nightmare cabinet. Having been a junior senator in Alabama for over 20 years, he is the new Attorney General – a position which is regarded as one of the four most important spots in the US cabinet, along with Secretary … Read More