Jake Morris

Global

The German economy dodges recession

Germany narrowly avoided entering recession at the end of 2018. Having posted a contraction of 0.2 percent in the third quarter, growth was zero for the final quarter meaning Europe’s largest economy did not enter recession. The weak growth is blamed on a global and Eurozone slowdown, as well as falling consumer demand for cars…

Global

Australia to re-open detention centre

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a statement to say he will re-open the asylum seeker detention centre on Christmas Island. This facility processes asylum seekers aiming to enter the country, but is widely criticised by human rights groups who say that these people are effectively imprisoned. The detention centre was closed in late 2018,…

Global

Trump uses emergency powers to build the wall

US President Donald Trump has used emergency powers to bypass Congress to provide funding for his controversial wall on the US-Mexico border.   Having reached an interim agreement with Democrats to open federal agencies following a 35-day government shutdown, Mr Trump declared a state of emergency to finance the $5.7 billion required for the border…

Features

Modern slavery; too often we are guilty of turning a blind eye

The term slavery brings to mind images of the atrocities of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but the crime is still highly prevalent across the world today. Estimates from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) suggest that 40.3 million people globally are victims of modern slavery as of 2017, with 10…

Global

Italy’s recession raises concerns of eurozone contagion

Italy’s economy has entered a recession after posting a contraction of 0.2 percent in gross domestic product (GDP) in the final three months of 2018. This follows a 0.1 percent negative growth in the previous quarter.   The Italian coalition government of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, and the far-right League party, had promised to…

Comment

It’s time for political reform

I love politics. But I’m worried we’re drifting into dangerous territory. A poll by NatCen in 2017 found 56 percent of UK citizens felt no political party represented their view. That’s even though 80 percent of the electorate backed Labour or Conservatives in the general election. I asked a friend, who classed herself as one…

Sex Survey 2019

Let’s get medical; orgasms

Perhaps, if like me, you’ve googled the science behind orgasms before and have been baffled by the complexity of it all, you’re in the right place to get a quick guide into the biology of an orgasm.     We’ll start with the male orgasm – an arguably simpler and more straightforward affair. We all think…

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