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Can Sunak’s popularity survive a winter of discontent?

In just eight months as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has become a household name and something of a shining star in the government’s less than shiny coronavirus response. A recent Ipsos MORI poll revealed that Sunak is now the UK’s most popular politician, with three in five agreeing that he has handled the […]

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U.S wildfires again demonstrate that the climate crisis is an urgent threat

Earlier this week, images emerged of a seemingly apocalyptic San Francisco, the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge backlit by an ominous orange glow, the streets as dark at 10 am as they would be at 10 pm. Wildfires are raging mercilessly across America’s West Coast. In California alone, 3.1 million acres have been claimed by the […]

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Despite coronavirus unity, our society is still divided as ever

A recent poll by Ipsos MORI has revealed that Britons believe society to be less divided now compared with last year. Similarly, when asked to compare how divided British society is with 10 years ago, 60% think it is more divided now, but this is down 11% from last year.  This is not a surprise. […]

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Within this pandemic, Trump has created a culture war

Since January, US President Donald Trump has persistently shown himself to be undecided on China’s culpability for the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst initially lavishing praise on China and its leader, Xi Jinping, for having the epidemic “totally under control”, Trump and his administration have recently begun to refer to Covid-19 as the ‘Chinese Virus’. This rhetoric […]