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Could David Cameron’s shock return be a lifeline for the House of Lords?

Could David Cameron’s shock return be a lifeline for the House of Lords?

David Cameron’s appointment as Foreign Secretary is sure to ruffle some feathers; but is this the start of a better future for Britain and British interests, both at home and abroad?
King’s Speech: Government axes ‘low-quality degrees’

King’s Speech: Government axes ‘low-quality degrees’

In his first address as monarch, King Charles III announces drastic changes to the education sector
Demystifying today’s politics: Must-read books

Demystifying today’s politics: Must-read books

What you should be reading to keep informed on today’s political sphere
What in 451°F: How and why do book bans still exist?

What in 451°F: How and why do book bans still exist?

Book burning is finally outdated, but book banning is still a stable trend. Why is this still the case and what we can do about it?
Lack of organised student presence at the Conservative Party Conference: Is our generation becoming less politically vocal?

Lack of organised student presence at the Conservative Party Conference: Is our generation becoming less politically vocal?

In the 1980s, student political organisation in Manchester was rampant: but at the Conservative Party Conference, it seemed like students are decreasingly involved in politics and protests
Great Expectations in the Raj: In conversation with Tanika Gupta

Great Expectations in the Raj: In conversation with Tanika Gupta

The Mancunion spoke to playwright Tanika Gupta about her newest adaptation of Dickens’s Great Expectations – a re-imagining which casts new historical and political light on the literary classic
Review: No Pay? No Way!

Review: No Pay? No Way!

No Pay? No Way!, a contemporary retelling of Dario Fo’s Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!, is a raw reflection of reality that has you laughing through the pain
Making a statement: Fashion in politics

Making a statement: Fashion in politics

From Minion suits to social movements, find out why fashion in politics has been making a statement for so long.
Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, starring Kathryn Hunter, is a remarkable production, an unclassifiable story, and a visual feast
Review: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Review: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, starring Jenna Coleman and Aidan Turner, is a thought-provoking domestic dystopia
Honey, I shrunk the kids’ faith in democracy

Honey, I shrunk the kids’ faith in democracy

Voting and political engagement among young people is too low – the Mancunion explores why, and how young people can be better encouraged to take part in democracy.
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
How our popular culture has failed us

How our popular culture has failed us

The glamourisation of wealth, and the acceptance of inequality, is indicative of society’s failure as a whole
Sunak science: Can the new PM be trusted?

Sunak science: Can the new PM be trusted?

With (another) new prime minister in power, we investigate his record on science and how that might impact the UK’s scientific community
Rishi Sunak: Mission Impossible

Rishi Sunak: Mission Impossible

Rishi Sunak faces an impossible mission as Britain’s new PM and leader of the Tory Party
Agony Aunt Angela: Politics and silence

Agony Aunt Angela: Politics and silence

Is gender just about women, or do men have a voice too? Conflicted, this politics student doesn’t know where he stands.
Interview: Sleaford Mods

Interview: Sleaford Mods

Freya Thomson chats to Sleaford Mods about politics, fame, music, and social media.
Live Review: Yard Act – Completely chaotic in the best way possible

Live Review: Yard Act – Completely chaotic in the best way possible

Head Music Editor Sarah Taylor reviews a riotous return to Manchester from Leeds post-punk band and masters of satire Yard Act.
Irish Politics, not for the Feint hearted: Sinn Fein to lead Stormont for the first time in 100 years

Irish Politics, not for the Feint hearted: Sinn Fein to lead Stormont for the first time in 100 years

Does Sinn Fein’s recent electoral victory secure the possibility of reunification for Ireland?
A roundup of the best Food Podcasts

A roundup of the best Food Podcasts

Whether it’s a long train journey ahead, an afternoon pottering in the kitchen, or you’re finally planning to tackle the washing up, the following food podcasts are here to keep you company.