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UK lagging behind in the race against antibiotic resistance

UK lagging behind in the race against antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise – could bacteriophages be the solution?
The Royal Exchange Theatre gets political (sort of)

The Royal Exchange Theatre gets political (sort of)

This year’s festive musical at the Royal Exchange Theatre is Betty: A sort of Musical, which (sort of) tells the story of Baroness Betty Boothroyd, who is (sort of) played by Maxine Peake
Unspeakable, John Bercow

Unspeakable, John Bercow

Alia Nawa discusses John Bercow’s autobiography Unspeakable following a candid talk by the ex-Speaker of the House himself
Greater Manchester MPs oppose no-deal Brexit and back people’s vote

Greater Manchester MPs oppose no-deal Brexit and back people’s vote

Parliament rejects a number of amendments backed by Greater Manchester MPs, that include renegotiation with the EU, and legislating for a second referendum

Bye Bye Bercow

Colm Lock argues that Parliament should retain its various traditions, and that those who oppose it ought to leave

Will Cameron’s claims over Syria be his undoing?

Joel Kelly asks whether Cameron’s claim that there are 70,000 moderate opposition fighters in Syria will be his fatal undoing

Was Hilary Benn right to evoke the ‘F’ word?

Simon Youel discusses whether Benn’s evocation of fascism was an attempt to appeal to a deep-seated fear

Interview: Sir Gerald Kaufman MP

Stalwart of the House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman MP has sat in the House since 1970 as MP for Ardwick and later for Gorton. Charlie Spargo met with him to discuss Palestine, education and Tony Benn

‘Are a generation of young people right to give up on Westminster?’

Following the #idebate in Manchester last week, Alice Rigby and Charlotte Green debate whether or not young people should abandon Westminster as a way of creating political change