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A setback for justice

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Ched Evans was found guilty of rape. After serving some of his sentence, he was granted a re-trial from which he walked free. How? His defence found a way to use the victim’s...

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

Can Republican elites ever top Trump?

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At first, it seemed unfathomable to many that Donald Trump would even survive the primaries let alone present a serious challenge to the Democratic nominee. Trump’s rancorous...

Our democracy is sick, but still alive

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This past year has threatened the foundations of democratic process across the board. I’m happy to sit here and say that every process I’ve witnessed – the NUS campaign, the...

Labour must remember what loyalty means

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It’s been a summer of upheaval in British politics. We’ve seen a referendum that defied expectations, a Prime Minister’s resignation, UKIP MEPs punching each other, and no...

A threat to Liberté?

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After a chain of murderous attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris, including an iconic assault on free speech and liberty in the Charlie Hebdo shootings, agitations over a...

REFERENDUMB? Should students vote to leave or stay with the NUS?

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Matt Wilson-Boddy – LEAVE “I started the petition for referendum after attending the NUS conference in Brighton two weeks ago. I was elected as delegate on a platform of...

Mossack Fonseca's secrets out in the open: the Panama Papers

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Recently a leak of more than 11.5 million individual files, from the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca, was released from an anonymous source. Handed to...

Government gags its academic opponents

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On 1st May, a new law will come into force which will serve so as to prevent publicly funded academics from conducting research which will criticise government policy. This new...

Donald Trump is a buffoon but not a complete idiot

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Donald Trump is a buffoon. He is a demagogue. He rambles incongruently, bewailing the tripartite menaces of Mexico, China and Islam to animate the atavistic nativism of his...