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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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Corbyn vs. Smith: why you shouldn’t trust mainstream media Politics & Current Affairs 

Corbyn vs. Smith: why you shouldn’t trust mainstream media

Anyone who has read the news recently, either online or in print, will most likely have been met with a flood of headlines attacking Jeremy Corbyn, the incumbent Labour Party leader, for his apparent ‘unelectability’. The mainstream media at the moment instead favours Owen Smith, Labour MP for Pontypridd, for the leadership. However, those willing to look beyond the headlines will discover that the Labour leadership contest is not as clear cut as the mainstream media make out. And soon they will begin to question whether Jeremy Corbyn really is…

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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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