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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The fate of the new Kenyan president, the legitimacy of the...

The election of any new president is a time of change for a nation, and Kenya is no different. Uhuru Kenyatta, 51, stood tall...

The tensions of social change

This year has seen the proposal of laws in France and Denmark to legalize gay marriage, and in France’s case, the allowing of homosexual...

European Movement question time on Scottish independence

With elections for the European Parliament rapidly approaching, the European Movement took some time to host a question time about the upcoming independence referendum and specifically Scotland’s relationship with the...

Honouring the legacy of Nelson Mandela

Cyprien Pearson reflects on Nelson Mandela's life and legacy

Labour party conference concludes in Brighton

The party conference season undoubtedly marks the zenith of Britain’s political calendar. Last week, it was Ed Miliband’s turn to enjoy the media limelight. From...

Republican or Democrat: does it matter for US foreign policy?

First there was the US Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida where Clint Eastwood’s now infamous stint of speaking to an empty chair with...

Pussy riot proves problematic for Putin’s ‘democracy’

In mid-August the controversy surrounding the legitimacy of Pussy Riot’s conviction brought Russia’s already questionable freedom of speech back into the spotlight. Pussy Riot...

Arab Spring & Wall Street Fall

In my New England boarding school, we had a ‘Free Speech Box’, a wooden-framed 1x2 foot box—with a lock. All content displayed in the...

Scotland’s search for a currency

Recent developments in the referendum debate have centred on economics and money. Specifically, the question of which currency an independent Scotland would use has...

Human rights called into question as UK arms Sri Lanka

In mid-February it was recently confirmed that over £2 million worth of arms - from ammunition and pistols to shotguns and assault rifles -...