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Hanging by a thread: the seats to decide 2015

General Elections have long been decided by just a small handful of key marginal seats, and 2015 will be no different. With perhaps the most competitive election for a generation, marginal seats will be even more important. Parties such as UKIP, the Greens and the SNP are still surging, and there is everything to play […]

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The double vision of the media

The media is the public’s main source of information, and consequently has enormous control over public opinion about current issues. This summer, for example, the Israel-Palestine conflict received an abundance of public interest, and was made front page news in most mainstream papers. However, in the meantime, the crises faced by countries such as Syria […]

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After the Fall: As East Berliners celebrated, the rest of the world looked on

The 9th November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. To this day my German grandmother still proudly displays her piece of brick, which she gathered from the ruins of the Wall on the Eastern side, just days after it was first breached. She maintains that she owns a piece […]