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The presentation of the election doesn't seek to inform us, so it's up to us to fight ignorance. Photo: Liberal Democrats @Flickr

Vote for policies, not personalities

With the election now just 20 days away it is impossible to ignore. Try as you might to be apathetic the torrent of ...

Even if you just turn up and spoil it, don't underestimate the power of the ballot paper. Photo: secretlondon @Flickr

The government won't listen to apathy – use your vote

Remember Friends Reunited? No, I don’t expect you do. Friends Reunited was one of the earliest forms of social media and was ...

Irresponsible media responses such as this front page story serve to perpetuate hysteria, not clarity. Photo: The Daily Mail

24 hours on air

The tragic consequences of the Germanwings flight which this week was crashed into the Alps prompted a mass media outpouring. Within hours ...

The presentation of the election doesn't seek to inform us, so it's up to us to fight ignorance. Photo: Liberal Democrats @Flickr

Vote for policies, not personalities

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 1
Even if you just turn up and spoil it, don't underestimate the power of the ballot paper. Photo: secretlondon @Flickr

The government won't listen to apathy – use

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 2
Irresponsible media responses such as this front page story serve to perpetuate hysteria, not clarity. Photo: The Daily Mail

24 hours on air

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 3
The presentation of the election doesn't seek to inform us, so it's up to us to fight ignorance. Photo: Liberal Democrats @Flickr

Vote for policies, not personalities

Exercising our democratic rights is fundamental to getting the kind of government we deserve. It’s easy to get caught up in the leaders’ rhetoric or be overwhelmed by the amount of information available, but we can hold our politicians to account by voting on the 7th of May

Photo: secretlondon @Flickr

The government won’t listen to apathy – use your vote

Guest contributor Kris McDermott debunks the myth that not voting will make a difference—make your voice heard on the 7th of May if you want things to change

Irresponsible media responses such as this serve to perpetuate hysteria, not clarity. Photo: The Daily Mail

24 hours on air

In light of the tragic Germanwings crash, Joe Evans looks critically at how we thirst for constant news, and how this leads to hysteria and misinformation

Photo: kevinsimpson @Flickr

Procrastination by watching TV is good for us!

Leanne Charlotte explores the importance of primetime television in portraying health issues to aid the public’s understanding of stigmatised illnesses

Photo: fnord80 @Flickr

Feminism: Challenging inequality or pernicious social engineering?

Feminism is nothing but a subversive blaming mechanism setting women against men and it does not adequately address gender inequalities

Nationalist movements rely on us not considering what our nationality means to us.

Beware the flying of the flag

Last week the area around Manchester City Hall was essentially locked down by the arrival of the English Defence League. I wandered down, and witnessed…

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Why we should restrict offensive speculative journalism

Lauren Wills discusses the media’s role in the aftermath of important world events, and whether they have the right to report things that they simply don’t know

Photo: Mohamed Azazy @Flickr

Religion and faith: Two entirely different ideas

The importance of religion to your culture has a significant effect on whether it becomes a duty or a liberty, and with that knowledge, we can really understand the link between religion and extremism

The LGBT+ community has long accepted gender roles as socially constructed tools for the sake of oppression. Has the realisation led to the overuse of 'de'gendered slurs? Photo: bentavener @Flickr

Sluts, bitches, and the LGBT+ community

Have slurs become degendered in the LGBT+ community? Is it still marginalising women? Can we even answer these questions at all?

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‘Jihadi John’ and The pull factors of terrorism and the push factors of Western society

How much is the West to blame for the radicalisation of its citizens? Lauren Wills considers this alongside the obvious pull of Islamic extremism in the fight against IS

While Madonna the brand doesn't look 56, Madonna the human is.

The harder they fall…

Joe Evans discusses the British public’s obsession with the falls, both metaphorical and literal, of celebrities and public figures in their five minutes of fame

Can our hospitals handle the stress of "selfish diseases?" Thomas McEvilly doesn't think so. Photo: The Labour Party @Flickr

Don’t be selfish, take responsibility

Thomas McEvilly contemplates the problems caused by ‘selfish’ diseases inherent in our floundering NHS