Harry Routley

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Rishi Sunak’s meteoric rise to power

One could almost hear the frantic movements across the keyboards as my housemates and I attempted to rapidly google the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, a position that is seen by many as the second most important in government after that of the Prime Minister (and perhaps more recently, whatever Dominic Cummings is). It would…

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Universities to hand out fewer unconditional offers

For years, numbers of unconditional offers issued by universities in the UK have been steadily rising, contributing to regular interventions from figures in government, most recently Education secretary Gavin Williamson, who stated that unconditional offers lower attainment by making recipients of such offers less likely to achieve their predicted grades. However, a UCAS forecast for…

Film, Venue

Oscar Nominations 2020: Too White?

After the controversy surrounding the #BAFTASsowhite and the near total absence of people of colour in Britain’s premier film awards ceremony, one of the biggest questions surrounding this year’s Academy Awards was whether or not their voters would fare any better in recognising diverse ranges of talent. The purpose of discussing inclusion in awards ceremonies…

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Is blackface ever okay?

In September of this year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was caught in a firestorm of controversy with the media, facing criticism for wearing an Arabian Nights themed costume during a party in the early 2000s, with the costume involving the use of makeup to create ‘brownface’. Of course, Trudeau released an apology stating his regret…

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Clive Lewis opposes Extinction Rebellion ban

Norwich MP Clive Lewis shows support for embattled Extinction Rebellion protests. After protestors from climate change pressure group Extinction Rebellion brought London to a standstill, the Metropolitan police placed a total ban on all protests held in their jurisdiction from 9pm Monday, October 14 and 6pm Friday, October 18.  However, Labour’s Clive Lewis, MP for Norwich…

Film, Venue

Violence, Joker and Moral Panic

‘Joker’ is currently at the centre of heated discussion across the political spectrum, capturing a wave of passionate debate in a way few films can. Typically, the Express and the Mail will attack films with anything that even mildly offends their strict moral sensibilities. From the violence of ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ to…

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