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Universal Credit – the flagship Tory welfare timebomb that students need to get clued up on

Final year students need to look now at their circumstances and understand what hardship could lie in wait for them if the Tories don’t halt and fix this cruelly designed replacement of Jobseekers Allowance.

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Manchester University questioned over Brexit teaching

Students’ Union Education Officer suggested that “government interfering with academic autonomy is dangerous” as letter is sent to MPs about Brexit teaching

Photo: Alex Whitcomb

Prime Minister receives P45 during speech at Conservative conference

Conservative Party conference ending makes headlines but not in the way Theresa May would have hoped

Tony Blair (Image: Chatham House @ Flickr)

Blair calls on Manchester to march for EU

People of Manchester should “speak up now before it is too late” at the ‘Stop Brexit’ march, former Prime Minister Tony Blair tells The Mancunion

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Angela Rayner: hard Brexit cannot be allowed to undercut universities

Shadow Education Secretary argues that “Labour respects the result of the referendum but rejects the view of many hard-line Tories of a Brexit at any cost”

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EXCLUSIVE: Alastair Campbell urges students to take action on Brexit

Alastair Campbell calls for Manchester students to attend the upcoming ‘Stop Brexit’ protest to show “depth of concern and anger about Brexit”

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Stoke-Central will test post-Brexit Labour

With the Stoke-Central by-election on the horizon, Opinion Writer Cameron Broome gives a political weather forecast: Cloudy with a chance of purple rain

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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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The scientist sacked by the government – in conversation with Professor David Nutt

Known for being sacked for comparing the harms of horse riding with taking ecstasy or cannabis, neuropsychopharmacologist Professor Nutt is the controversial scientist everyone is talking about

Nigel Farage. Photo: Euro Realist Newsletter @ Flickr

UKIP: A force for good in British politics?

The Manchester Debating Union discussed whether UKIP is a force for good in British politics, or if the party has become a dangerous source of political radicalism and scapegoating

We've come a long way, but there is always further to run.

The limited opportunities of diverse sexuality

With a huge contrast in the visibility of sexual diversity between the arts and politics, we are challenged about what influences us and how we can stimulate change

Photo: Flickr@Regent'sUniversityLondon

My Political Hero: Tony Benn

Jenny Sterne explains why the late Labour politician Tony Benn is her political hero…