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Russia’s Forced Referendums: An Illusion of Democracy

In the UK, referendums are a pillar of our representative democracy. However, in occupied areas of Ukraine, ‘referendums’ are a dangerous ploy from Russia to not only validate their annexation but manipulate public perception of the war. Although such actions have been dismissed as ‘invalid’ by Western governments, there are implications of this misuse of […]

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‘Not My Queen’- The harsh reality of a royal death on Instagram

With a hashtag amassing 1.7 million posts, the death of Queen Elizabeth has taken Instagram by storm. It is unsurprising, therefore, that there has been a corresponding influx of republican sentiment and the hashtag #notmyqueen, challenging those mourning her death. Should people be glorifying her reign and actions when she has arguably ruined the lives […]