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Is this what democracy looks like? Parliament prorogation and “the will of the people”

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The years since the Brexit referendum have taught me that if you ask any number of people what democracy means you will get as many answers back.   I could try to give my own...

Parliament Prorogation: why all the fuss?

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Prorogation is an official mechanism that is used to end a session of parliament. Typically, it lasts only a short time until parliamentary proceedings begin again with a new...

Goldsmiths’ beef ban: meating our climate’s needs, or a massive missteak?

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As a push towards reducing the environmental impact their university is having on the world around it, Goldsmiths in London has announced their plans to ban the sale of any beef...

Is the Monster Raving Loony Party really the only “loony” political party?

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Following the Monster Raving Loony Party overtaking UKIP at the recent by-election, it is now the perfect time to ask ourselves: ‘what has happened to our world of politics?’...

North of Tyne to introduce UN-accredited climate change teachers: opinion

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If Driscoll has serious concerns about the impact of climate change on the North East, he ought to do more than tell primary school children off for asking Mum for a lift to...

Boris Johnson’s rise to power: the great rejuvenation of the UK

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After the inevitable fall of Theresa May, a dedicated, yet notably ineffective prime minister, it was obvious to all that the next leader of the Conservative Party needed to be...

Are councillors right to be ‘vigilant’ towards Extinction Rebellion?

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24 July 2019 will not only be recorded for being the hottest day in 2019, but it will also be recorded for being the day that Newcastle councillors are warned to be careful due...

Boris Johnson’s rise to power: the country will pay

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In recent years an already unstable political climate has hit global turbulence....

Boris Johnson’s rise to power: violent ideas become violent actions

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The ruling class asks us to engage Boris Johnson on his personality and ‘ideas’, and followingly the mainstream media drools over the man’s life like a (relatively) fresh...

Does Paris hear the people sing?

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Crossing the Seine on a sunny Saturday in February, I almost expect to hear inebriated strains of ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ float over the water from the next bridge...