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General Election 2017: a second referendum or a Conservative landslide? Comment Politics & Current Affairs 

General Election 2017: a second referendum or a Conservative landslide?

When Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election in April, that is now scheduled for the 8th June, many people were shocked. May had previously stated that she would not call a general election, and in line with the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, the next election had not been due until 2020. Thus, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the Prime Minister’s reasoning behind her decision, as well as about how the election results will affect the country. With the triggering of Article 50, beginning the…

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2016: A Year in Review Comment Politics & Current Affairs 

2016: A Year in Review

A quick glance at 2016’s biggest headlines and last year can easily be labelled as one of the worst. Indeed, this politically, socially and economically volatile year has seen the UK voting to leave the European Union, Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election, and numerous terrorist attacks, fuelled by hatred. 2016 was a year characterised by death: more than 13,500 innocent civilians have been killed in Syria this year; hundreds have died at the hands of terrorists during attacks in Brussels, Istanbul, Nice, Orlando, Jakarta and Berlin; MP Jo…

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A Reflection on the 2016 Financial Year Finance Politics & Current Affairs 

A Reflection on the 2016 Financial Year

2016 has undoubtedly been one of the most politically and socially tumultuous years we have experienced in our short lifetimes. It’s worth taking a look at what has happened in the realms of politics, finance and global economy this year, in order to understand the repercussions these events will have in the coming year, 2017. These events may also impact the rest of our lives. The election of Donald Trump in the United States, on 9th November, was a triumph for the alt-right. His rancorous campaign went against every diplomatic…

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High Courts have made their decision, but what does this mean for Brexit? Politics & Current Affairs 

High Courts have made their decision, but what does this mean for Brexit?

The foundations of our countries constitution were adamantly defended last week when a High Court decisions ruled that Theresa May does not have the authority, or prerogative, to implement Article 50 without Parliamentary approval. The decision comes at a time of great economic and political uncertainty within the EU, which is facing increasing challenges to its major banks and trading relations. This petition to the High Court was first put forward by businesswoman and Philanthropist, Gina Miller. Throughout her campaign Ms Miller was adamant such actions were not an attempt…

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