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Victory for Marine Le Pen

24th April 2017

In a similar way to President Trump’s victory in the US, it looks as though France could be about to elect its own underdog as president. Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front, has made it through to the second stage of the French elections and she now only has to beat Macron, leader […]

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Snap Election Survival Guide: Family Members With Different Opinions

24th April 2017

A week ago, the people of Britain were blissfully unaware of the fact that they were only seven weeks away from another general election. Only this time, the stakes are a lot higher. It’s not a matter of Tory v. Labour like it usually is – it’s soft Brexit v. hard Brexit. Like every election […]

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Why Populist Politics is More Than Pure Evil

19th April 2017

It won’t have escaped your notice what the current President of the United States is doing – and indeed what he has done. All you have to do is watch and listen. One of his most recent controversial (although you’d be forgiven if you have forgotten it already – he has made a number of blunders […]

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17th April 2017

The House of Lords – it’s still relevant A symbol of filthy bureaucracy that is completely abhorrent and incomprehensible in today’s society or testament to the history of British democracy, the House of Lords has divided opinions for many years. Whatever you think of the House of Lords, though, you have to recognise that it […]

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Trump’s Budget Blueprints

21st March 2017

If there’s one good thing we can say about Donald Trump, it’s that he hasn’t surprised us at all. Before he was elected President of the US, people were worried that he’d cut funding from environmental agencies, scientific agencies and education, and as we feared, some of these agencies have seen cuts of nearly 30%. […]

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Why Vote NO to Scottish Independence?

20th March 2017

Supposing Theresa May allows another Scottish Referendum, there will be at least two years of fierce campaigning from both sides of the debate. The YES campaign (obviously) has the support of the SNP as well as several other prominent figures but the NO campaign has just as much backing. NO campaigners in the last referendum […]

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Why Vote YES to Scottish Independence?

20th March 2017

Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP are once again in pursuit of a Scottish Independence Referendum despite the last one apparently being a once-in-a-lifetime event. Anyway, should Theresa May give it the green light, there is going to be a ton of campaigning – probably more so than the first time since it could be their […]

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Six Jobs George

18th March 2017

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has proven that he is indeed omnipresent. It was announced yesterday that Osborne is to become editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper, adding an extra £200,000 to his income according to reports. The problem is not that he’s got himself another job. The problem is that he now has […]

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Republican Party to Cut Funding to Mental Health and Addiction Services

13th March 2017

Currently, any American suffering from a mental health disorder or a type of substance abuse is covered by Medicaid, which basically means that their medication and treatment are subsidised by the government to make it affordable. 8 million people receive treatment under Medicaid for mental health issues and 10.4 million for substance abuse issue, but […]

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Marine Le Pen: A Brief Summary of Her Career

12th March 2017

Marine Le Pen may have succeeded her father as National Front leader, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the job was handed to her without a lot of hard work. In 1991, she completed a law degree from the University of Panthéon-Assas and then went on to do an advanced degree in criminal law in […]

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Oh. Oh Honey.

7th March 2017

Did you ever have that relative who’s really overtly enthusiastic about something small they did? Like they say they had a barbecue that was off the chain, and you’re sat there like ‘settle down Janet, you had two sherries then fell asleep.’ That’s like one side of the US right now. Basically, Mr. President Orange […]

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Not All Government Departments are Created Equal?

7th March 2017

They say “all men are created equal”. In truth, very little in this world is equal. And as you can probably tell from the title of this article, neither are the UK government’s departmental budgets – and rightfully so. Clearly, the department for environment, food, and rural affairs is not tantamount to the NHS – […]

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#YEAR12PROBLEMS

6th March 2017

More discrimination for young people In another move to make life worse for young people, the Conservatives have announced they will be scrapping Housing Benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds as of April. This time last year, the Tories announced the National Living Wage, a great initiative to improve the quality of life of many people […]

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Germany Has Banned Meat and Fish at Official Functions

6th March 2017

It’s a bad time to be a meat-lover in Germany. Meat is now banned in buffets at official Government functions in an attempt for politicians to “practise what they preach”. The Federal Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, is the one responsible for this controversial decision and has faced backlash from a lot of German […]

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Bad News For Many Labour Voters and MPs

27th February 2017

Even his biggest critics cannot deny that Jeremy Corbyn has a lot of support in his position as Labour Party leader which comes largely from younger and more liberal people who generally oppose right-wing parties such as Conservative and UKIP. However, Corbyn still faces a huge opposition from all directions: the public, the Tories, Labour […]

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Can The Labour Party Thrive Under Corbyn’s Leadership?

20th February 2017

Ever since the UK voted to leave the European Union, scrutiny of the Labour Party has been even more relentless and intense than it was before. It is important for Britain to have a strong opposition to the elected party otherwise there would be nothing to stop them from becoming complacent and passing Bills with […]

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Paul Nuttall’s Powerful UKIP Conference

20th February 2017

Like he says in his Conference speech, last week was tough for UKIP leader Paul Nuttall but the success of this event would have most likely lifted his spirits. The event, which was held in Bolton, was the Party’s National Spring Conference and it gave Nuttall the opportunity to directly address his supporters and discuss […]

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And In the Fake News… Pt 2

18th February 2017

“The press, honestly, is out of control… I see stories of chaos – chaos – and yet it is the exact opposite… It’s all fake news, It’s all fake news… Russia is fake news… I do get good ratings… that’s how I won, I won with news conferences and probably speeches, I certainly didn’t win […]

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Blair sticks his nose in

17th February 2017

Despite it no longer being his country, his choice or his place, former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said in a speech today that it is his “mission” to make people change their minds on Brexit. Before we continue, it is interesting to note that Mr Blair decided not to charge one million pounds for […]

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Handshake Defence

16th February 2017

We do not recommend you try to assault the President of the United States when shaking hands with him. Unless you want to deal with the FBI guys who follow him around. We all know about dear delusional Donald’s handshaking obsession. No better way to assert his dominance than a big, strong, handshake from those […]

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Hello, hypocrisy, our old friend

11th February 2017

In the months leading up to 23rd June last year, you may have seen a massive red bus with the suggestion to spend £350 million on the NHS instead of the European Union plastered on the side of it. You might have seen it; I mean it wasn’t a key part of the campaign or […]

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Speaker says Donald Trump Should Not be Allowed to Speak in Westminster Hall

6th February 2017

John Bercow, Speaker at the House of Commons, has stated Donald Trump should not be afforded the “earned honour,” of speaking at the Westminster Hall because of the commons’ opposition to “sexism and racism.” He has said he is one of three people who would have to approve an invitation to Trump to speak in […]

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Labour MPs To Rebel Against Corbyn’s Three-Line Whip

27th January 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has stated he will impose a three-line whip on labour MPs to vote in favour of triggering Article 50 next week, and several frontbenchers including Tulip Siddiq (shadow minister for early years) are expected to carry out a rebellion. Siddiq stated that in any Article 50 bill she would vote with her strongly remain-leaning […]

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Trump Endorses Torture

26th January 2017

On his sixth day in Office, Donald Trump has told ABC News that waterboarding, a form of torture that gives people the sensation that they are drowning, works. Speaking in the interview, Trump said that he wanted to “keep [his] country safe”. He also continued to say that, with regards to so-called Islamic State, America is […]

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Theresa May to meet Trump

26th January 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May is to travel to Philadelphia later to meet with Republican Party officials before meeting with the Republican President himself tomorrow. Mrs May is expected to tell officials that after the Brexit vote – something that Mr Trump hailed as a “great victory” – Britain is a “sovereign, global” country with hopes […]

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Choking on Irony

24th January 2017

In case you didn’t know, arguably what looks like a smurf villain recently became the most powerful man in the West. Trump’s inauguration was attended by literally tens of hundreds of people, and during it all, we almost glossed over one fact. It’s no secret Trump isn’t a fan of the Chinese. Whether it’s a […]

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Trump Takes US Out of TPP Deal: Smart Move for American Workers?

24th January 2017

Despite having only been in Office for a few days, President Trump has already made some huge changes to the US. Today, he withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, otherwise known as the TPP. The TPP is a deal which reduces tariffs and makes importing/exporting easier for the Pacific Rim nations. The US has […]

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Theresa May Accused of Manipulating Trident Renewal Vote

24th January 2017

Speculations over whether or not PM Theresa May knew about a failed Trident missile test before the Renewal Vote have prompted a debate about the morality of her reluctance to disclose all of the details of the experiment. What we know so far is that a Trident missile malfunctioned and went in the total wrong […]

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FLOTUS: More Than Just Donald’s Wife

23rd January 2017

Now that the Inauguration Day has finally been and gone and the United States of America is now governed by the Republican Party, it is time for the American people to start getting to know the entire Trump family, Melania included. The First Lady has always been expected to get involved with presidential affairs. The […]

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So…Trump’s in. What now?

21st January 2017

As you will already know, Donald J Trump’s $100,000 inauguration took place yesterday. And what a… ceremony it was… Nothing much really happened as, you know, basically every celebrity refused to attend and perform. Instead of headline names like Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, U2 and the (very) long list of names that appeared at Barack Obama’s […]

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Violent protesters at Trump’s inauguration

21st January 2017

As the most controversial president since Ronald Reagan was officially sworn in yesterday, people on the streets of Washington D.C. lost their control and turned to violence. While it has to be said that very few protesters became violent, one group did – and were caught live on mainstream news channels. A group of masked […]

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Trump Accuser Leads Train Of Women To Washington for Protest

19th January 2017

Cathy Heller, 63, claimed publicly last year that Trump held her firmly and kissed her when she met him briefly at a dinner she was attending with her family 20 years ago. She is one of many women who have made similar public allegations, and who has seen the man she claims assaulted her become […]

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And In The Fake News…

14th January 2017

The days before Donald Trump’s inauguration are trickling away from us with frightening pace. Obama has said his farewell speech and Trump gave his first press conference as president elect. (If you could call it a press conference, it sounded more like an aggressive string of vowels and consonants from a barely sentient life form.) […]

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MI6 Officer in Hiding After Trump Memo

12th January 2017

A former MI6 officer has gone into hiding after it was reported that he established compromising audiotapes of President-elect Donald Trump. It was suggested earlier in the week that his election team were in cahoots with Russia in an attempt to bring down – or, in Russia’s case, manipulate – his Presidency if elected. The MI6 officer, […]

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#YEAR12PROBLEMS

9th January 2017

Theresa May and her war on mental health It’s not often I agree with the Tories. Let alone agree with Theresa May. However, her words over the weekend have been half-right and since we often talk about mental health in this column, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the Prime […]

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UKIP to Campaign for “Fit-for-Purpose” Prisons

3rd January 2017

Public safety is one of the UK Independence Party’s utmost priorities and recently, UKIP MEP Jane Collins criticised an article co-written by Nick Clegg, which called for prisons to halve its amount of prisoners in an effort to help prisons cope. As it stands, British prisons are in a situation where riot squads are being […]

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SNP Introducing E Grades for Students?

6th December 2016

Come on, it’s time to pack up and move to Scotland. Not only do Scottish students get their entire university degree paid for by the government, they could also be allowed to pass their National and Higher Examinations with a score of only 35%; a Grade E. Currently, they need around 45% for a D […]

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Almost 1m under siege in Syria

22nd November 2016

The United Nations has said that the number of people living under siege in Syria has doubled this year to almost one million. According to Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, the figure has jumped from 486,700 to 974,080 in just six months as rebel forces and jihadist groups surround towns and blockade them, preventing people getting crucial […]

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21st November 2016

JAMs – don’t get me started… Over the weekend, our Prime Minister and Chancellor, Theresa May and Philip Hammond, coined a new acronym: JAM. It stands for ‘Just About Managing’. If you’re confused, worry not. I’m here to explain. So, Just About Managing are three words used by our government to describe those who work […]

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And Now For Something Completely Different

15th November 2016

Donald Trump has given his first interview as president-elect, appearing on the CBS programme 60 minutes. Trump spoke on several of his key campaign points and his recent meeting with President Obama, informing interviewer Lesley Stahl that he still intends to build a wall along the Mexican border, although he is now happy for some […]

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#YEAR12PROBLEMS

14th November 2016

Oh, the irony.  This weekend, a photo of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump standing in a golden lift (yes, that’s true) surfaced on the Internet. Isn’t it ironic? Both men claim to be against the establishment. They hate the Washington and Westminster elite, remember? How many speeches have Farage and Trump made criticising the politicians […]

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The Trump Card

11th November 2016

After a divisive and oftentimes hateful year-and-a-half campaign, America has elected Donald Trump as their 45th President. Mr Trump’s victory defied the usually accurate American polls and saw him win key states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. At two o’clock US time – seven o’clock GMT – the President-elect made an appearance at his rally […]

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Donald Trump Is Elected President – and I’m Terrified

9th November 2016

The shock is wearing off and the reality setting in – Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. There has been a lot going on over the past few months, so much that Trump’s election seemed impossible, especially after more and more accounts of his vile behaviour came forth, and his lack […]

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Canada, You Were Our Only Hope

9th November 2016

So after a day and a night of frankly shocking and terrifying data, Donald Trump is apparently going to be the next president of the US. I’m going to leave that for another one of our writers. I hope they keep it SFW. But quite a few Americans are looking north to solve their problems […]

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Trump’s Had His Twitter Confiscated

7th November 2016

With literally less than a day before the actual real election, Trump has had his Twitter taken away. And… we can see why: I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2012 From slander toward Diet Coke lovers, to publicly talking b**p on The Huffington Post […]

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No criminality in Clinton e-mails

7th November 2016

The FBI has announced that in their latest investigation into a fresh batch of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, there has been no criminality found. Following a week of scrutiny from Democrats and Mrs Clinton herself, FBI director James Comey said in a letter to members of Congress that the agency has finished its review and their […]

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Brexit court defeat for government

3rd November 2016

Ah, good old democracy. The High Court ruled today that Parliament must debate and vote on whether the United Kingdom can begin the process of leaving the European Union. It will come as a surprise to many considering the government’s persistent denial of giving Parliament a vote on anything surrounding the EU. Moreover, it will raise […]

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Hats Off To This Guy

31st October 2016

Trump may lose the presidential debate due to overspending on hats. Seriously. In his entire campaign, he has spent about $3.2 million on hats since June 2015. And, a further $12 million on other items like t-shits, and signs and such. Earlier in October, Trump told a crowd at a rally: “Even though we’re doing […]

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Only One Third of Wildlife Won’t Be Extinct by 2020

31st October 2016

With the upcoming American General Election happening in less than two weeks and the constant threat of Vladimir Putin’s wrath, we could all say “the human race is doomed”. Well, human beings aren’t just destroying themselves through poor, selfish decisions and the lure of money; we’re also destroying our planet and its wildlife. According to […]

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FBI head defends Clinton e-mail probe

30th October 2016

In perhaps the most untimely manner – just ten days prior to election day – the FBI reopened the probe into Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. Mrs Clinton was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing back in July when the use of a private e-mail server while she was Secretary of State was called into question. […]

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