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Thomas Turner

Thomas Turner is a Politics writer for The Mancunion. A second-year Politics and International Relations student from Burnley, he hopes one day to work in either journalism or international relations. He is also a member of the University of Manchester Pool and Snooker Club. You can follow him on Twitter @_ThomasTurner
The Standing section being trailed at Bristol City (Bird optional) Photo: @safestandingRS

Should we allow a return to standing in English football stadia?

YES- Thomas Turner I’m going to start this with a little game of Andrew Georgeson bingo. Get the full house, and the Mancunion Sport  will…

The Gb women's water-polo squad, who have had their funding cut just one year before the Rio Olympics.

Olympic dreams dashed for University alumni

UK Sport withdraw funding for women’s water-polo, jeapordising trio’s Rio hopes

Pick a side  Photo: @KCMANC

Scarved for life

Sport Editor Thomas Turner laments the rise of the ‘half-and-half scarf’

World-beaters: Award winning writer Graham Hunter (left) and Spanish world and European cup winner Iniesta

Interview: Graham Hunter

“I moved to Spain in 2002. I couldn’t speak the language, I didn’t have a job. Barcelona were rubbish”, explains Graham Hunter in a bustling…

Manchester come up short against fellow struggler Leeds Photo: Mancunion Sport

The only way is hoop

Leeds too strong for valiant Manchester in relegation battle at the Armitage Centre

Can Manchester get their second victory in a row? Follow the action live from Altringham Ice Rink!

Ice Hockey Live Blog!

  Welcome to the Mancunion Sport live blog of the 2013 Ice Hockey varsity! Face-off at 7:30!

UofM-MMU Varsity  Photo: Courtesy of UMRFC

Liveblog: Rugby varsity

Live coverage from the UofM-MMU men’s and women’s rugby at Sale stadium

Packing a punch: Prescott infamously took Tony Blair's order to "connect with the voters" literally"

My Political Hero: John Prescott

Thomas Turner extols the virtues of our gaffe-prone yet strangely loveable former Deputy Prime Minister

Confident: François Hollande's poll ratings seem to indicate that he will snatch the French presidency from Nicolas Sarkozy come May 2012

Stage set as France prepares to cast judgement on Sarkozy

Thomas Turner takes a look at the race to win the French presidency with less than six months until polling day

Optimistic: Khan predicts a bright future for Labour under Ed Miliband

Sadiq Khan event gives Labour faithful reason to be cheerful

Thomas Turner, James Broadway and Louis Raffin consider the future of Labour in light of their recent conference and a worrying lack of confidence in the party leader