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February 19th, 2018 | by Jack Coles
Comment’s home of rants; weird, wonderful,...
Lecturers: It’s a strike!
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Lecturers: It’s a strike!

February 19th, 2018 | by Fred Hunt
Cuts to and marketisation of university pensions has provoked a strike, but what do students...
End of the Line? Metro Prices Rise Again
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End of the Line? Metro Prices Rise Again

February 19th, 2018 | by Joe Holloran
As Metro fares continue to rise, our writers discuss whether the service is value for money, and the faults of public...
A very European problem
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A very European problem

February 12th, 2018 | by Adnan Eren Can
In December 2017, the Courier published articles on human rights in Turkey. Adnan Eren Can offers a...
Presidents Club: Impeached
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Presidents Club: Impeached

February 12th, 2018 | by Jaymelouise Hudspith
Revelations about the President Club lead Joe Holloran and Jaymelouise Hudspith to discuss sexism and its taint on...
Davos Lights the Way for a New Global Era
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Davos Lights the Way for a New Global Era

February 12th, 2018 | by Fred Hunt
What a difference a year makes. 2017 was not short of any doom and gloom, and with that political and economic pessimism came doubts about how the so-called ‘global elite’ conduct themselves – and indeed who they...
Brexit: the grass isn’t greener, but Britain should unite
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Brexit: the grass isn’t greener, but Britain should unite

February 12th, 2018 | by Louis Vanderlande
An extract of a report was leaked this week which laid out an analysis of the economic impact Brexit will have on the UK’s economy. Three hypothetical versions of Brexit were examined with all three found to negatively impact...
Sweet Sixteen: Is It Time to Lower the Voting Age?
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Sweet Sixteen: Is It Time to Lower the Voting Age?

February 12th, 2018 | by Lucy Aplin
Lucy Aplin In an optimistic push towards a more modern democracy, the Welsh Labour Party have given 16-year-olds the right to vote in upcoming Welsh council elections.   The move has already happened in countries like Norway,...
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February 12th, 2018 | by Mhairi McGee
Mhairi McGee For many of you reading this, Pat Phelan is but a stranger, a man whose name you have not heard. For those of you like myself, whose social life collapsed during January exams, Pat Phelan has been the bane of your...
Jamie Cameron: The cuts to staff pensions are a needless ideological choice based on faulty figures
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Jamie Cameron: The cuts to staff pensions are a needless ideological choice based on faulty figures

February 7th, 2018 | by Jamie Cameron
Jamie Cameron speaks out in support of the lecturers that are striking over cuts to and marketization of their pensions after UCU balloting...