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Twenty-First Century Apathy

This week more than most, campus has felt remarkably quiet. It could be described as post-election melancholy, as campaign posters are blown away by the wind, and one-time activists are back to working on their dissertations. The university had been briefly transformed by the EUSA elections, and you could be forgiven for thinking that this […]

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The Christian Party’s deeply unsettling agenda of discrimination

When it comes to political villains, UKIP has been given the lion’s share of the focus in the media recently. With their highly controversial stances on issues such as immigration, the all too frequent accusations of racism and homophobia levelled at individual members of the party, and their incompetent and foolish leader, it is hardly […]

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NATO’s militaristic hard power is not the appropriate response to foreign conflicts

This month the NATO summit is being hosted in Wales. However, ‘inflicted’ may be a more appropriate phrase than ‘hosted’. Whilst the Welsh First Minister publicly welcomed the visit as an opportunity to internationally “showcase Wales”, the question remains whether Wales actually supports NATO’s invasion. Judging by a week of ‘alternative’ events, organized by Stop […]

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It was correct of Cameron to laud the achievements of Paisley’s career

Since the death of Ian Paisley last Friday, the former First Minister of Northern Ireland, he has had his political record lauded across the establishment, including by David Cameron. Yet this has perhaps painted the monolith of Unionist politics in a more magnanimous light than he deserves. After all, the tangled history of Northern Ireland […]

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ISIS’ well-defined finance arm has afforded it military and political control

Carving out a caliphate costs money. Through extortion, finance, and the spoils of war has the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, been able to afford its military and political dominion in northern Iraq and parts of Syria. The vast revenues ISIS has managed to accrue mean it is perhaps the best-funded terrorist organisation […]