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The Green Party are the future of progressive politics

The Green Party has a problem. In the 21st century, the party has grown in popular support and professionalism; from a small fringe ...

Here’s the big problem with young people volunteering abroad

Here's the big problem with young people volunteering abroad

Having come from a teaching background and now currently studying International Disaster Management, I spend an awful lot of time reflecting on ...

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EU: Friend or Foe?

On Friday the 13th of October, the Chancellor Phillip Hammond declared the European Union "the enemy" in an interview with Sky News. Instantly being ...

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The Green Party are the future of progressive

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Here’s the big problem with young people volunteering abroad

Here's the big problem with young people volunteering

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 2
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EU: Friend or Foe?

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The Green Party are the future of progressive politics

The Green Party still plays a vital role for experimental, innovative left wing politics

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Here’s the big problem with young people volunteering abroad

Alex Hope argues that there is a serious problem with the way that young people raise funds to volunteer abroad

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EU: Friend or Foe?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer condemns the EU “the enemy” as Manchester benefits from its kindness

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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

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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