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Free speech needs to be protected at universities

Free speech has certainly proved to be a contentious issue over recent years and this is especially true on university campuses. A report by Spiked ...

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Chancellor announces extra £400m investment in the 'Northern Powerhouse'

On Monday at the Conservative Party conference, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to further invest in the ‘Northern Powerhouse.’ Hammond explicitly promised an extra ...

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That baby was not born holding a coil: stop sharing fake news

We all hear of the dangers of fake news. It isn’t possible these days to talk about Brexit or the Trump Presidency ...

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Free speech needs to be protected at universities

Posted on Oct 16, 2017 1
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Chancellor announces extra £400m investment in the 'Northern

Posted on Oct 10, 2017 2
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That baby was not born holding a coil:

Posted on May 4, 2017 3
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Free speech needs to be protected at universities

Freedom of speech is under threat on university campuses, as students we should be defending it

Northern Powerhouse Chatham House Phillip Hammond. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett @Flickr

Chancellor announces extra £400m investment in the ‘Northern Powerhouse’

Chancellor announces an extra £400m for the Northern Powerhouse aims to invigorate the Northern economy and improve infrastructure and transport links

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That baby was not born holding a coil: stop sharing fake news

Recent misinformed stories that circulated about the birth of a ‘newborn baby born holding an IUD’ should be a wake-up call for us to be more critical of the news we read and share

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Corbyn’s terrible TV debate strategy

Refusing to take part in TV debates without Theresa May was a bad idea from Jeremy Corbyn

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Martin McGuinness: Peace-broker or dealer in death?

The death of Martin McGuinness has prompted questions about the contrast between his IRA ties and his later peaceful actions, and how he should be remembered

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A defence of irony

Elliott Mills witters on for far too long; omnipresent voice Elliot Mills brings us back to a straightened-out meaning of meaning

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Politicians are humans too

Our representatives aren’t the cold-blooded reptiles that some like to imagine

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A culture of objectification, not rape

We must be more accurate with our definitions of the threats that women face if we are to tackle misogynistic behaviour in public and in private

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A new traditionalism in political debate

We ought to understand ourselves, then engage with our families, friends, and communities before taking to the streets in rage

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Men must listen to feminists

In the wake of the recent Reclaim the Night protest, David Moseley illustrates a role for men in feminist movements

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A sympathetic view of Milo Yiannopoulos

The left must be more understanding towards the individuals that are attracted to the views of speakers like Yiannopoulos, argues Sam Glover

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The fallacy behind boycotting businesses

Boycotting products or services for allegedly supporting Donald Trump does very little to help the cause, writes Marina Iskander