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Should Evo Morales have remained the Bolivian president?

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The situation in Bolivia is an important example of what happens when democracy goes wrong.  There have been weeks of protests following the election in October leading to...

Roast, Toast and Soapbox

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Roast “Nice” name takes the biscuit In George Orwell’s 1984 (which is in part about the erosion of creative thinking and originality, and will probably soon be...

The Rise of the Spanish Right

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Until recently, it seemed like Spain would buck the trend among Western nations when it came to the rise of the right wing. Given the outcome of the November elections, however,...

Activism across the borders: Hong Kong protests reach Newcastle

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Hong Kong’s protests have been ongoing since June against plans to allow extradition to the mainland. Protests have now reached Newcastle with its 375 Hong Kong students. On...

Students and the strikes: against the action

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It’s official, our lecturers, along with 60 other universities across the UK will be going on strike on the 25th of this month and like last year it will be us, the students,...

Politicians’ response to Australian bushfires

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This month has seen catastrophic bushfires assaulting the East Coast of Australia, leaving multiple people dead, and coming within nine miles of Sydney’s centre. A coalition of...

Why the Lib Dems’ ‘Skills Wallets’ would fail

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Last week, the Liberal Democrat party unleashed their new plans for lifelong learning: a £10,000 ‘skills wallet’ which would be distributed to adults in three phases: all...

Why you should vote for… the Green Party

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With both Newcastle and my home town being historic Labour strongholds set to win in their constituencies, the chances of Tory success are thankfully low. With tactical voting...

Why you should vote for… the Brexit Party

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The Brexit Party is a true party of the people. It is filled with people from all walks of life who are successful in a broad range of areas. None of them are career politicians:...

Why you should vote for… the Conservatives

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The simple fact of the matter is that our country needs political leadership and direction, and in our system, this can only reliably be provided by a majority government....