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Brexit Britain: lessons from the 2016 Olympics

At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Great Britain took home only one gold medal, placing them 36th in the medal table behind countries such ...

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The half-empty promise of Dry January

We are moving through the best part of ‘Dry January’. I say "the best part" both quantitatively and qualitatively, as the very ...

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Why Manchester Students' Union supports BDS

University of Manchester Students’ Union recently passed a policy in support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) campaign. The average student ...

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Brexit Britain: lessons from the 2016 Olympics

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 1
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The half-empty promise of Dry January

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 2
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Why Manchester Students' Union supports BDS

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 3
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Brexit Britain: lessons from the 2016 Olympics

From the Olympics to the Tour De France, 2016 was a year full of British sporting success stories. But what can they teach us about national identity, immigration and Brexit?

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The half-empty promise of Dry January

Elliott Mills takes a stern look into the pint glass with a precise analysis of the merits, difficulties, and confusions of Dry January

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Why Manchester Students’ Union supports BDS

Sara Khan defends the SU’s support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign, and challenges claims that the movement is anti-Semitic

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The devilish web

In times of such high political stakes, we need to move away from social media and onto the street in a more inclusive effort for change

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A response to “Everyday Feminism: Take control of yourselves”

Ilya Cereso argues that the article mirrors how issues of oppression within our societies are too often generalised and oversimplified

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Stop pretending Fidel Castro was a hero

The ignorance of Castro’s Human Rights record demonstated by many in the west threatens international relations with Cuba

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The forging of Tony Blair

Elliott Mills ponders whether Tony Blair deserves a second chance in UK politics

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Blairites should not be so self-assured

After Tony Blair hints at a return to British politics, Sam Glover outlines the key constituents that Labour need to win over if they are to be electorally successful

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Alan Sugar: You’re Fired

The Apprentice has turned stale and is unreflective of a healthy business climate; it should be axed

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Everyday Feminism: Take control of yourselves

The Everyday Feminism website is an example of the ongoing march towards the politics of victimhood

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Gigi Hadid, Melania Trump, and the rise of virtue signalling

Romy Biscoe uses the controversy at the AMAs as a window to explore the modern phenomenon of ‘virtue signalling’ and its role in the US election

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War on drugs: Fabric reopens the debate

With new rules put in place, Fabric is due to reopen, and with it the age-long debate on drugs is back