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Ex-Chancellor George Osborne given honorary professorship at University of Manchester

Reaction to the news has been mixed, with the university praising Osborne’s dedication to the Northern Powerhouse and its growing economy, while critics have questioned the ex-Chancellor’s credentials

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General Elections 2017: Don’t forget to v-sign

The British people keep calling the government’s bluff, so why are they still going all-in?

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Interview: George Galloway

Renowned left-winger George Galloway is running as an independent candidate for Manchester Gorton this election. As part of our series of interviews with local candidates, we sat down with him

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Your chance to vote for the Mayor of Manchester

Voters will decide on the first ever elected Mayor of Greater Manchester

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Corbyn’s terrible TV debate strategy

Refusing to take part in TV debates without Theresa May was a bad idea from Jeremy Corbyn

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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 double standards of the student left

The actions and ideologies of some of the student left are shutting down important debates

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Grammar Schools: do your homework, Mrs May

Would the opening up of new grammar schools really help create the meritocratic society envisaged by Mrs May?

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A Gibraltarian against Brexit

The ‘Remainers’ of the Rock need to make a strong case in EU negotiations

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How will this summer’s politics affect students?

The summer has been dramatic, and has dropped most of the UK into uncertainty, universities and students included

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Government to miss 2020 Higher Education Target

If current trends continue the government is expected to miss its 2020 target for widening participation in Higher Education

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The Labour Party and racism

Following the Mancunion’s investigation into racism within the party, Jessica Chow-Lau argues there is more work to be done