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Election Debate: Party leaders clash as student issues side-lined

On Tuesday November 19 the leaders of the two front-running parties went head-to-head on ITV for the first leadership debate. This comes after a legal challenge brought by the SNP and the Liberal Democrats, demanding their parties were represented in the debate, was defeated on Monday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn […]

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Extinction Rebellion: why the mockery?

On 7 October the environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) launched an ‘International Rebellion,’ its second campaign of mass civil disobedience of 2019. Almost simultaneously, the criticism of the group’s actions began, led by Boris Johnson. The Prime Minister commented that protestors were ‘uncooperative crusties’ who should remove their ‘hemp-smelling bivouacs’ from roads. Johnson was […]