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Should we be boycotting the World Cup in Qatar?

You certainly don’t have to be a football fan to love the World Cup. The national mood soars, the pub gardens are booked to the brim, and ‘Three Lions’ ends up stuck in the heads of even the most reluctant onlooker. I don’t claim to be a football enthusiast on any level, but I have […]

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G20 summit starts

The G20 summit began on 15 November, with the aim to coordinate global policy on the climate crisis and the economy.  A key focus of the summit will be the ongoing war in Ukraine. This year, the G20 summit will be held in Bali, hosted by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo, with the theme being […]

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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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Rishi Sunak to be next Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak will be the next Prime Minister of the UK. Penny Mordaunt pulled out of the conservative leadership race just before 2 this afternoon. Mordaunt said in her withdrawal statement: “This decision is an historic one and shows, once again, the diversity and talent of our party. Rishi has my full support. “I am […]

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Late stage capitalism with Liz Truss

This article was originally submitted before the official resignation of Prime Minister Liz Truss was announced on October 20. I think the bankers have been having a tough time of it. They have been diligently ‘growing’ our economy, investing in companies willing to drill our planet for every scrap of oil, metal and wood, and […]

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The energy crisis fueling the wealth divide

Lots of people have thoughts on what makes the world go round. Some say love, some say money. I say coffee. But our dependence on oil and gas to keep our lives running smoothly has recently become more apparent. Fuel quite literally keeps the cogs turning. So when shortages hit, they hit big time: from […]

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Inside Sunak’s Little Red Box

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an Autumn budget to “level up” Britain, but don’t be deceived: this seemingly generous spending wish-list is the least he can do. Against a backdrop of surging energy prices and rising inflation, Rishi Sunak gleefully posed with the iconic red box before later announcing a budget that will usher in […]