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Our democracy is sick, but still alive
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Our democracy is sick, but still alive

October 17th, 2016 | by Errol Kerr
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 EU referendum, the Labour leader re-elections,...
Labour must remember what loyalty means
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Labour must remember what loyalty means

October 17th, 2016 | by editor
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 fewer than three leadership elections, with a...
A threat to Liberté?
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A threat to Liberté?

October 17th, 2016 | by Célia Sommer
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 supposed Islamisation of France are to be unfortunately...
REFERENDUMB? Should students vote to leave or stay with the NUS?
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REFERENDUMB? Should students vote to leave or stay with the NUS?

May 9th, 2016 | by NUSU
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 socialist change- having seen the NUS fail to act...
Mossack Fonseca's secrets out in the open: the Panama Papers
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Mossack Fonseca's secrets out in the open: the Panama Papers

April 25th, 2016 | by NUSU
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 the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the release highlights...
Government gags its academic opponents
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Government gags its academic opponents

April 25th, 2016 | by NUSU
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 law, originally reported on in The Observer in...
Donald Trump is a buffoon but not a complete idiot
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Donald Trump is a buffoon but not a complete idiot

March 8th, 2016 | by NUSU
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 ass-whoopin’, gun-totin’ supporters. But he is not...
Rupert Murdoch proves why we can't leave the EU
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Rupert Murdoch proves why we can't leave the EU

March 8th, 2016 | by NUSU
Anthony Hilton recently revealed in his column in the London Evening Standard a conversation he once had with Rupert Murdoch about the UK’s membership of the European Union. His responses give us a clear insight into how...
All that divides us is the Civic Centre, but it’s war!
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All that divides us is the Civic Centre, but it’s war!

March 8th, 2016 | by NUSU
Before moving to pretty much any university in the United Kingdom, you’ll have heard about the pre-existing rivalry that exists within our higher education system. Whether you’re down south and its Bristol vs. UWE (University...
The Oscars showcase true racism in film
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The Oscars showcase true racism in film

March 8th, 2016 | by NUSU
Lewis Elliott discusses the disparity between nominations and demographics within the Oscar awards that has led to this issue If you’ve listened to the news or any social media in recent weeks then there’s a good chance...