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Should we be supporting the industrial action?

UCU Industrial Action takes place on the 24th, 25th and 30th of November Industrial action. This is a term many of us know quite well. A divisive term that often creates two camps of people; those who support strikes and those who do not. As we enter the latter half of our first semester we […]

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I’m an MP… get me out of here!

This is not a drill! I repeat, this is not a drill! It’s official – Matt Hancock is on I’m a Celeb. I’m sure everyone was excited for the return of Ant & Dec and their regular on-screen shenanigans. We all certainly enjoyed the most recent series of I’m a Celeb and their regular digs […]

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The worst Prime Minister ever? It’s all of them.

So, Farewell Then, Liz Truss.  In the days following her resignation, it felt almost beyond comprehension that a prime minister could arrive and then leave so soon. 44 days she lasted; her premiership was less than two advent calendars long. Some would say even that was too long. In the future, “Who was Prime Minister […]

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Warm banks: the cold heart of the energy crisis

Reading the news in recent weeks has felt for many to be more like reading daily updates on a children’s playgroup than reporting on the political elite. However, whilst this farcical imitation of a government has taken centre stage and may be baffling, horrifying or even amusing to watch, the crisis outside of Parliament is […]

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What on earth is going on in the Conservative party?

You would think that the events of the last week would be shocking. However, when Liz Truss resigned after the shortest term ever served by a UK Prime Minister, I felt the peculiar inclination to laugh. The state of the Government is akin to a satirical TV sketch, and I would definitely be making a […]

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How Iranian Cinema Continues to Flourish Despite Government Crackdowns

Authoritarian governments have always feared the power of film and its creators. Iran is no exception.  On the 14th of October 2022 director, Mani Haghighi’s passport was confiscated after he was banned from boarding his flight to London. He was meant to appear at the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) for the screening of his […]

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Fracking to remain banned in Scotland

Scotland’s policy on fracking will not change, despite the ban being lifted in England. The UK government formally lifted the moratorium on shale gas production last week. This is part of a larger package of policies intended to increase domestic energy production, according to a statement from Business and Energy Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg. Prime Minister […]

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Far from Right: The Rise of Women on the Right

It is a truth universally acknowledged (by all but the French) that Italians are never not fashionable. And it’s a truth so universal, in fact, that it seems they’re even on trend when it comes to their politics. Following last week’s election, there’s a new female world leader on the block in the form of […]