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The problems with the government’s war on encryption

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Higher Education leadership shaken up by Theresa May

Jo Johnson was removed from his 32-month term as Universities Minister in the most recent cabinet reshuffle, and was replaced by Sam Gyimah

Hundreds of refugees from Libya line up for food at a transit camp near the Tunisia-Libya border. 
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Britain’s shameful abandonment of Libya needs to end

The exposure of refugees being sold as slaves in Libya raises uncomfortable questions about our national debt of conscience

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Review: Malika Booker at the Manchester Literature Festival

Poet Malika Booker talks politics at the Manchester Literature Festival

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America vs. North Korea: who really misses out?

Two men and a lot of weapons of mass destruction.

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Tuition fee reform announced at Manchester conference

Despite rumours that tuition frees were set to be cut at the Conservative Party conference, Theresa May instead announced a freeze

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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

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Current student loan structure is “wrong” says Tory policy head

“We are driving a generation against aspiration, because we are punishing aspiration. That is about the most un-Tory thing I can think of.”

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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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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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Students react to the triggering of Article 50

As Theresa May announces plans for the implementation of Article 50, Manchester students voice their opinions on what it means and how it will affect them