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Coronaspeak: What impact is the language of lockdown having on us?

Coronaspeak: What impact is the language of lockdown having on us?

The medicalisation and militarisation of everyday language is a tool for national unity and misinformation in equal measure, argues Lucca Di Virgilio
Review: The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

Review: The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

Alexia Pieretti reviews The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson at the Lowry
Why I spoiled my ballot

Why I spoiled my ballot

Sacha Perera explains his philosophical and political reasoning for spoiling his ballot in the most recent general election.
“Got Brexit Done”: resisting Johnson’s culture war

“Got Brexit Done”: resisting Johnson’s culture war

Important arguments in the ongoing post-election culture war are becoming overshadowed by celebratory Brexit merchandise, argues George Walker
It’s more than just a game: when politics and sport collide

It’s more than just a game: when politics and sport collide

Politics and sport are undeniably very important topics, but when they are joined together it can often have calamitous results, writes Tom Reynolds
Uni students pessimistic about Brexit and the UK’s future

Uni students pessimistic about Brexit and the UK’s future

A survey by Dig In has shown that university students are not happy about the UK’s imminent future
Not another one! The generational stakes of the upcoming election

Not another one! The generational stakes of the upcoming election

After a good month of parliamentary jostling and maneuvering, PM Boris Johnson has finally twisted the opposition’s arm in getting an election, framing it in eerily 2017-esque “crush the saboteurs” terms. The hope for the Prime Minister is that with the election he can effectively wipe out any mandate for a second referendum, picking up […]
Conservative Party Conference marked by protests throughout Manchester

Conservative Party Conference marked by protests throughout Manchester

Approximately 13,000 people took to the streets as the Conservatives held their annual party conference in Manchester
Impeaching Trump and Resuming Parliament: Why they won’t fix anything

Impeaching Trump and Resuming Parliament: Why they won’t fix anything

Almost simultaneously Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was ruled unlawful and Democrats in the US launched an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. There are many in both the UK and the US who hope this might be the beginning of the end for the two kindred leaders. But even if it is, our countries’ […]
Tory leaders announce post-Brexit science and tech plans

Tory leaders announce post-Brexit science and tech plans

Conservative party leaders pledged a cash injection into the NHS and life sciences industry at the Tory party conference in Manchester
Labour Party pledge to abolish private schools

Labour Party pledge to abolish private schools

At its annual party conference in Brighton, Labour promised to end private schools in the interest of “social justice”
Opinion: Slowthai’s Mercury Prize stunt cements him as a protest icon for the ages

Opinion: Slowthai’s Mercury Prize stunt cements him as a protest icon for the ages

George Walker argues that Slowthai encapsulates the vast majority of a disaffected youth better than many who’ve tried before him
The Conservative Party’s disdain for the law marks the beginning of its end

The Conservative Party’s disdain for the law marks the beginning of its end

George Walker analyses the implications of the Supreme Court decision for the Conservative Party.
Oldham prepares for food price hikes in case of no-deal

Oldham prepares for food price hikes in case of no-deal

Due to the looming threat of no-deal Brexit, Oldham council prepares for food price hikes by setting aside £20k for food banks
October election date ‘to limit student vote’

October election date ‘to limit student vote’

According to The Times, the Prime Minister’s aides said that if a general election is called next month, this could limit the time available for students to register to vote
The UK is no longer measles-free

The UK is no longer measles-free

Following reports by the World Health Organisation, Public Health England have declared that the UK is no longer a measles-free country
‘Putting the Great back in Great Britain’?

‘Putting the Great back in Great Britain’?

Tallulah Brennan argues that the racist rhetoric of the Brexit vote was motivated by the imperial nostalgia of the Baby Boomer generation.
Who is wearing Brexit’s suicide vest now?

Who is wearing Brexit’s suicide vest now?

Jamie Chalmers looks at the Conservative cabinet in the wake of mass resignations over Brexit and how increasingly delicate democracy is looking within this government.
‘Jam Jar’ republics and EU conspiracies: colonial hangovers in Brexit

‘Jam Jar’ republics and EU conspiracies: colonial hangovers in Brexit

George Walker argues that the Conservative party have adopted an imperialistic and culturally ignorant attitude towards Brexit, putting the future of Britain at risk.

Two slogans that define our world

Ollie Potter looks at how the results of the Brexit referendum and the US Election were surprising yet anticipated; the people are sick of the status quo

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