Tag : views

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Education after Brexit – the show must go on

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Dru Lawson is running for Education Officer, here are his views on how our education at the University of Leeds can still thrive after Brexit. You’ve probably heard (and are sick of hearing about) a little thing called the EU referendum. So am I. But the truth is that whether … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: The Real Junk Food Project

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Ruth Wogan is running for Community Officer, here are her views on why the Real Junk Food Project is something LUU should be getting more involved in. When I started thinking about the issues I wanted to campaign on in my efforts to be elected as your Community Officer for next … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Hop on the Fruity Bus!

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Georgie Bissett is running for Community Officer, here are his views on the university’s current Nightbus and improving student safety. The Nightbus is an amazing service. Getting dropped off from the Union to your doorstep for £1: what’s not to love? But there is a huge gap in the service … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Reestablishing Social Leagues

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Ciaran Lennon is running for Activities Officer, here are his view on reestablishing social leagues for sports. Sport at the University of Leeds is an important way for students to stay active and healthy in collaboration with their academic studies. Coming from a sports background, I can personally attest to … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: Encouraging Participation

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Jess Bassett is running for Activities Officer, here are her views on how LUU can encourage and reward participation. Being in a society at Uni shapes the person you will be for the rest of your life. You make lifelong friends, learn vital skills and your employability increases massively. The … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump is no Jeremy Corbyn

2 years ago / 0 comments

Since Donald Trump won the Presidential election there has been a lot of, I believe, lazy comparisons between him and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. Whilst, as I will argue, they are similar in the sense of both being unfit for office, there is a significant difference between them, namely one … Read More

NHS privatisation? Don’t remember that being on the bus!

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Theresa May’s plan for leaving the single market has left us at the mercy of other countries, who will seek to exploit our markets and public services for their own gain, and yet we are powerless to prevent this because we need them more than they need us. The UK … Read More

Why not try being a vegetarian?

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The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but, ‘Can they suffer?’” Contrary to stereotypes, I don’t make a big deal about the fact that I’m vegetarian, but whenever anyone finds out they always ask why. For most people the idea of being vegetarian never occurs to … Read More

Trump: the accidental fascist?

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Copies of 1984 have sold out on Amazon in recent weeks, and you do not need to be Sherlock to figure out why that might be. For the American far-right, and the Trump administration which represents it, the world is the way they say it is. That is true even, … Read More

Why blocking Nazis from Buchenwald is right

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Even with a global rise of the extreme-right, it’s safe to say no one would expect its leaders to visit a holocaust memorial with any intention other than to cause trouble. That seems to have been the thinking as member of the German far-right wing AfD, Björn Höcke, was blocked … Read More