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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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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 Italian referendum: what now?

On the 4th of December, the Italian population was called to vote in a constitutional referendum. The matter at hand was the modification ...

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Why Manchester Students' Union supports BDS

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 1
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Three reasons to oppose the Boycott Israel movement

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 2
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The Italian referendum: what now?

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 3
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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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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 Italian referendum: what now?

Italians have rejected Prime Minister Renzi’s reform and are left wondering about the alternatives

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The French election will be pivotal for Europe’s future

The political progress of Europe in the post-war era is being threatened by the rightwards movement of French politics

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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 misrepresentation of the Syrian conflict

Ryan Khurana discusses the damage caused by the misinformation and over-simplification that surrounds the ongoing conflict in Syria

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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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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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Trump and Farage are role models for aspiring politicians

The successes of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage can act as inspiration for a renewal of passion in politics

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Conspiracy theories take centre stage

Elliot Mills exposes the ridiculous arguments of today’s ‘conspiracy theorists’, of whom many helped Donald Trump win the Presidency

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Why was Trump elected?

A look back into the devastating economic and social wounds of fairly recent American history can help us to understand Trump’s success

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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