Thomas Gymer

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What we mean when we say ‘abolish the police’

Over the past few weeks you may have heard calls to ‘abolish the police’ or ‘defund the police’. Now, these statements are not quite as radical as they may seem. Apart from a limited number of anarchists, nobody is seriously suggesting we should go without police officers and law enforcement. What is usually meant by…


‘TERF Ideology is a faux-feminism’

Recently, a different form of transphobia has become more and more prevalent. Obviously anti-trans views have been a problem for many years, but while the more obvious forms of transphobia remain a danger, a more insidious style of transphobic arguments have been gaining traction for some time now. I am referring to the way in…


Deselection, deselection, deselection

Recently, the Labour Party’s governing body, the National Executive Committee (NEC) has elected 3 new members. In those elections, the more left-wing, momentum backed candidates won all 3 places, by quite a large margin over the other candidates. This is important in many ways, but currently the most talked about issue is that the victors…


How well are the parties prepared for the snap election?

Theresa May has announced there will be a General Election on 8th June. I think the Conservatives will win this one, possibly by a large margin. May has called this election at a very opportune time for her party. Yes, their majority is wafer-thin, and yes there are many divisions within the Tory Party, but…


Do not underestimate the Lord’s influence

The House of Lords recently voted against Government plans for the Brexit deal, forcing the House of Commons to take another look at the proposed policy, with amendments added by the Lords. Obviously, this has been a divisive move. This has provoked outrage at the unelected blocking the so-called “will of the people.” This criticism…


Meddling with DNA can make a positive impact

Scientists believe that they may be able to bring back the woolly mammoth. Well, technically, it wouldn’t be an actual woolly mammoth, but an elephant with certain mammoth genes in place of their own. We lack enough genetic data from a mammoth to fully clone one, but the hybrid mammoth-elephant would look like a mammoth…


The Queen is a beloved public figure

In case you weren’t aware, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited UEA on Friday. This was the third such visit she has made to campus, this time to be shown an exhibition on Fiji in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. The visit caused a fair amount of excitement for many people, but for others…

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