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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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Homophobic Richard Hammond takes ignorance to a new level

“I don’t eat ice cream [...] It’s something to do with being straight.” You would be forgiven for thinking that this was ...

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Brexit Britain: lessons from the 2016 Olympics

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The half-empty promise of Dry January

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Homophobic Richard Hammond takes ignorance to a new

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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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Homophobic Richard Hammond takes ignorance to a new level

Richard Hammond’s comments about homosexuality reveal a worrying underbelly of prejudice that still pervades popular culture

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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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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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Harambe and the magic of memes

Memes have transcended the world of the Internet and made their way into politics and everyday life

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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

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Consumerism: always on the rise

From politics to the holiday season, globalisation and consumerism have given celebrity culture too much control over our lives

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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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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