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Three reasons to oppose the Boycott Israel movement

On Friday 16th, the University of Manchester Students’ Union voted to endorse BDS, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign. After the vote, the Union said ...

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The forging of Tony Blair

Everyone’s favourite political figure (the one accused of war crimes) is back! Well, I say he is everyone’s favourite, but then I ...

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Blairites should not be so self-assured

How is it that the Blairites and their American equivalents can lose so repeatedly but remain able to convince people that they ...

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Three reasons to oppose the Boycott Israel movement

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 1
Photo: Centre for American Progress @ Flickr

The forging of Tony Blair

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 2
Photo: U.S. Department of State @ Wikimedia

Blairites should not be so self-assured

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 3
Photo: Wall in Palestine @Flickr

Three reasons to oppose the Boycott Israel movement

In light of the SU’s decision to endorse the BDS campaign, Sam Glover asks whether the global boycott movement is the best route to progress

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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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Two slogans that define our world

Ollie Potter looks at how the results of the Brexit referendum and the US Election were surprising yet anticipated; the people are sick of the status quo

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Does it matter whether Britain ever has a black Prime Minister?

Elrica Degirmen pulls apart some claims made by a recent BBC documentary about race, class, and social mobility in politics

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The ‘Left’ and the working class

Elitist, Europhile ‘leftists’ have emerged strongly from the the EU Referendum, to the detriment of working class causes

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The TEF: a Trojan Horse into Higher Education

Manchester Students’ Union’s Education Officer argues that the Teaching Excellence Framework threatens to inject further elitism into Higher Education

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Pro-EU intellectuals must speak out

Intelligence continues to be feared by the political elite, as demonstrated by some of those campaigning for a ‘hard’ Brexit

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Remain voters need to scrutinise Brexiteers like me

A well-planned exit from the EU is reliant on all voters continuing to voice their concerns

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Let’s give British democracy the voting system it needs

Admist the rapidity of political events in the last several weeks, we must step back and use the results of the 2015 general election to reopen the debate about our voting system

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A Response: We are not sorry for protesting against the Tories

The women responsible for decapitating a cardboard cut-out of Margaret Thatcher at Welcome Fair reply to accusations of “double standards” on the student left

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The call of the sea

Britain has long depended on its naval prowess and command over the seas, so is it not high time we recognised our need for a presence on the ocean?