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The Sikh Kirpan and Italy: Religious freedom or a threat to security?

The Italian Supreme Court has recently ruled against a Sikh migrant carrying a ceremonial knife in public. News of this are travelling all ...

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Martin McGuinness: Peace-broker or dealer in death?

Martin McGuinness passed away this past week at the age of 66. There is no doubt that the majority of the reactions ...

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A defence of irony

My voice is said to sound ironic. Often, if I attempt to console someone it sounds like I am taking the piss. ...

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The Sikh Kirpan and Italy: Religious freedom or

Posted on May 19, 2017 1
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Martin McGuinness: Peace-broker or dealer in death?

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 2
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A defence of irony

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 3
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The Sikh Kirpan and Italy: Religious freedom or a threat to security?

An Italian court rules against carrying the Kirpan by Sikh men, igniting debate on human rights and religious freedom

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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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Newfound popularity for President Bush

America needs a real opposition to Donald Trump, not the plastic exterior of President George W. Bush’s recent resurgence in popularity

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Islamic impact of Saudi King’s Indonesia visit

King Salman’s visit to Indonesia had both religious and political motives that could affect the world at large

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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

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Where will this populism lead us?

Centrists across the Western world must come together in opposition of current political tactics that point us towards an uncertain future, writes Liam O’Brien

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We should not give in to ‘alternative facts’

David Moseley looks at how we must scrutinise all facts and claims to keep “alternative facts” from materialising

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The music of politics

In light of striking political messages in the Grammy Award ceremony, should music be spared from overwhelming political opinions?

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How the Democrats normalised mass deportation

America is too late to stop the normalisation of President Trump’s views and actions on immigration. With bipartisan efforts, it happened long ago

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How social media is sculpting politics

The combination of constant encounter with (often shallow) political views on social media platforms and recurring political shocks is shaping the politics of the younger generation