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Inside Sunak’s Little Red Box

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an Autumn budget to “level up” Britain, but don’t be deceived: this seemingly generous spending wish-list is the least he can do. Against a backdrop of surging energy prices and rising inflation, Rishi Sunak gleefully posed with the iconic red box before later announcing a budget that will usher in […]

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Toto, we’re not in Sussex anymore

I’m an English student. A statement I tend to follow with “sorry” or “yep, another soft Southerner” in a bid to try and make native students know that I get it. I’m a bit annoying. I say GlaRsgow. I thought Tennents rented a flat. And I have crumpets in the freezer, ready to be toasted […]

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Why you shouldn’t take notice of the German election

Germans. Reliable and organised. Meticulous and systematic. These are the people of superior engineering, punctual trains, Miele washing machines. But not, it seems, efficient elections. For the past 16 years, Angela Merkel has dominated politics, both within Germany and on the world stage. However, as she steps down as Chancellor, the German political landscape is […]