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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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International Women’s Week Series: The Changing Face of Identity Politics & Current Affairs 

International Women’s Week Series: The Changing Face of Identity

For today’s post, I want to consider relatively recent developments of the feminist movements and the impact that this has had, not only on individuals, but also the masses. For this, you will have to forgive me, but a quick history lesson is required. The 1970’s saw a return of feminism in a way which it had not been witnessed before. The focus was no longer just on public sphere, political aims. Now women, from all walks of life, were becoming unified in a fight which politicized the private sphere…

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International Women’s Week Series: Changing the World, one tweet at a time Politics & Current Affairs 

International Women’s Week Series: Changing the World, one tweet at a time

Today is the second installment of this weeks ‘International Women’s Week’ series and I have decided, rather than look at the history of feminist issues as I did before, to look at the future and the incredible inspirational youth of today. My main focus is how the use of social media is providing a platform for so many young people to become engaged and discuss massively important issues. For those of you who haven’t heard of the name Alexis Isabel Moncada (perhaps better known by her twitter handle @lexi4prez), I…

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