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Elections, elections, elections

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Scott Houghton assesses the value of local elections, and if students should be more engaged...

Intervention, again!

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Allegations of chemical weapon use led to UK missile strikes in Syria. Was this right or wrong?...

Oxfam: A Crisis of Moral Leadership?

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After revelations about sexual exploitation at Oxfam, our writers discuss charitable principles and the role of government...

Soapboxes

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Comment’s home of rants; weird, wonderful, weekly....

Bercow attracts biggest public lecture audience in 20 years

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Here's the lowdown on John Bercow's visit to Newcastle...

Former PM Gordon Brown visits Newcastle

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Last Friday, the 17th of November, the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited Newcastle University to promote his new book My Life, Our Times. With all proceeds from the book...

Exploitation, Exploitation, Exploitation

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Scott Houghton suggests a radical change to help combat worker exploitation in the food industry....

Is history repeating itself?

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With the ascendence of far-right populist politics, Scott Houghton explores parallels with the pre-war world of the 1930s....

What’s in store for 2017?

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This year seems to have been a rotten year for Western democracies. Populists and demagogues have made strides forward in Britain, America, France, Italy and elsewhere. Citizens...