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10 year forecast: social justice – will the job market ever be fair?

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“It’s not who you know, it is what you know”.  In an ideal world the next ten years will see the opportunity for students to get jobs to be based not on their...

10 year forecast: Climate

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As this decade ends, I want to look forward to a brighter tomorrow. I cannot do that. The future is full of uncertainty when it comes to the environment. Our climate is spinning...

Iranian government pulls the plug on the nation’s internet

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Following a 50% increase in the price of petrol in Iran on November 15th, protests have swept across the country. A wave of anti-government and political unrest has washed over...

Horror in Hong Kong: Why we should do more to help protesters

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Patrick Young discusses the need for greater solidarity with the protesters in Hong Kong....

How have social media poets revolutionised the art form?

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Patrick Young discusses the modern revolution of poetry in which contemporary poets have presented their work online rather than on paper ...

Out of Order – John Bercow

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On 31 October, one promise to leave was kept. John Bercow stood down. The news was met by a mixture of delight and despair, as is the new normal when anything is announced in UK...

Green parties get the green light: Swiss elections demonstrate huge green party gains

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The historic victory of the Swiss Green parties in the recent Federal elections marks a significant shift in the Alpine country’s political arena. While the reasons are...

Is another UK general election a good idea?

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Like a broken record, on 28 October the EU agreed to Boris Johnson’s request for an extension on Brexit negotiations, granting what they have called a “flextension”. Thus,...

Was military intervention into ISIS necessary?

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On the 26th of October 2019, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi committed suicide in Syria by detonation of a suicide vest.  While in light of the atrocities that ISIS caused...

How to blunt the lethal blade of knife crime

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In light of the two recent stabbings in Milton Keynes, and an overall increase of knife crime by 90% in the area, our writers Ceri Clarke and Iona Lowe discuss what should be done...