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Sophie Bunce: The national anthem is “an outdated means”

The national anthem is an outdated means of encouraging unity through patriotism. In a post-Brexit world, we sing of “our gracious” and “noble queen”...

NUS announce new programme to combat binge drinking

The launch of the NUS ‘Alcohol Impact’ scheme could see the end of drinking initiations and dangerous binging and potentially the start of a...

Royal baby hype: is it fair?

It wouldn’t be unfair to suggest that the British monarchy can on occasion provoke strong reactions, both in this country and worldwide, and now...

To speak or not to speak?

The right to free speech originated as an attempt to limit the power of governments. It was about ensuring that the state couldn't harass,...

The media storm on British weather

David Jones on the unnecessary media storm on the (evidently) variable British weather.

North Korea: what on earth will they do next?

Not for the first time, and certainly not for the last, North Korea has been the centre of international attention for all the wrong reasons.