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The Johnson Rule: Not going well is it?

Let’s cast our minds back a year, if that’s at all possible.  The country was waking up to Boris Johnson as Prime Minister; having just missed the latest Brexit deadline, Remainers were as hopeful as ever; ‘corona’ was just an exotic beer you drunk with lime; and most of all, though no one knew it, […]

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America, the course of history is in your hands

When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, many said it was the end of history. Centuries of revolution after counterrevolution and endemic warfare had finally come to an end. Capitalism had triumphed over Communism. Daenerys and Cersei were gone, Jon Snow was sent to the Night’s Watch, and a new peaceful world order was established. […]

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Exams fiasco: back to the drawing board?

“Ask me my three main priorities for government, and I tell you: education, education and education”, Tony Blair famously declared in 1996. Of course, he was right, even if he didn’t stay true to his word. Access to a good education is indeed the silver bullet for many young people’s problems across the globe. It’s […]

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Sure, Mr Hancock, the cavalry is coming, but it’s not a COVID vaccine.

“If you’re not a liberal at 25, you have no heart, and if you’re not a conservative by 35, you have no brain”, is something Churchill obviously never said. Regardless of who said it, as young people, we should all be offended whenever we hear this sort of rhetoric, that patronising pat on the head […]

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It’s the Constitution that’s holding back America

It is commonly mistaken that the UK doesn’t have a constitution, or that it doesn’t have a written constitution. It has both. When a House of Commons bill becomes law, it becomes part of our constitution. Or when a judge delivers a ruling on a case, that then becomes part of our constitution. This is […]

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After austerity and Brexit, will COVID be the final nail in the coffin of the United Kingdom?

Fact: coronavirus is on the rise again in our country. Fact: the number of daily new cases is now at levels not seen since the start of the pandemic. Fact: the virus has not mutated. Fact: with a new wave of cases will come a new wave of hospital admissions and deaths, as we are […]

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Winter is coming: the future for students has never been darker

It is often said during a crisis that we are all in the same boat; that if we pull together collectively, we can overcome anything that stands between us and dry land. This is obviously nonsense. The reality is that we are all in the same storm, but some of us are on yachts and […]