Lucas Cumiskey


Home office wrongly deported 48,000 students, rules tribunal

The Home Secretary wrongly deported 48,000 students and 70% of those affected are of Indian origin according to a tribunal. The scandal began with a BBC Panorama programme in 2014, which investigated the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) that was run by ETS from an East London school. Panorama’s revelation was the catalyst…


The government’s handling of industrial relations

The junior doctors held their fourth strike on Wednesday 6th April of in protest to the Conservative government, who are extending the doctors’ working week to include Saturday’s and overseeing a ‘top down’ reorganisation of the NHS. Furthermore, The British Medical Association has announced there will be a “full withdrawal of labour between the hours…


Battle for Brexit

The EU referendum is a divisive issue spanning from socialist left to the far right of the political spectrum, and neither Labour nor the Conservatives can boast of having a party united behind a common position. The debate has given rise to unlikely alliances, for example the union of George Galloway with Ukip’s Farage and…


‘Honour Killings’ – What and why?

“Everyone has a responsibility to prevent and end violence against women and girls, starting by challenging the culture of discrimination that allows it to continue”. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon There are 5000 recorded incidents of so-called ‘honour killing’ worldwide each year and eleven thousand cases of honour crime in the UK. These UN statistics illustrate…


We should not allow ourselves to be distracted by the real issues presented by #Piggate

As Nicola Sturgeon so aptly put it, the allegations that, whilst at Oxford University, David Cameron “put a private part of his anatomy” into a dead pig as part of his initiation into the Piers Gaveston Society, have “entertained the whole country”. The media, and Twitter in particular, have been deconstructing Lord Ashcroft’s account since…

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