Comment / 13/10/2020 Offshoring is utterly inhumane

‘Offshoring’ – not a term I am fond of. To be found with ‘offloading’, ‘offcasting’, ‘offending’.  ‘Offshoring’. In terms of business, defined as relocating processes or services overseas and taking advantage of lower costs to improve competitiveness. ‘Offshoring’: an idea being considered by the UK government in an inhumane attempt to fix the asylum system....

Comment / 13/10/2020 Banning TikTok highlights US insincerity surrounding gun control

Since the 1970s, school shootings in the USA have progressively become more commonplace. Before the coronavirus pandemic they were almost a weekly occurrence. Multiple reports from parents highlight fear surrounding the word “lockdown” for their children, as it is a term they are trained to recognise and dread in the instance of a school shooting....

Comment / 13/10/2020 Freshers’ week is relatively insignificant

Freshers’ Week is infamously known as the alcohol-fuelled week of partying to start the university experience. This year, due to extraordinary circumstances throughout the world, it was very different. The multitude of events put on by student unions had to follow strict Covid-19 protocols, meaning partying and excessive drinking were put on hold. For many...

Comment / 13/10/2020 Young people shouldn’t be blamed for the second wave

Did you know COVID cases are rising at an alarming rate? Outraged. That’s how I feel at the moment. That’s because, to some people, it’s beginning to look like young people are to blame for the second wave Mr. Johnson has announced is here. Do you want decisions about controlling COVID to be based on...

Comment / 22/09/2020 Weighing children in school is counter-productive and dangerous

Following evidence revealing obese people are more likely to become seriously ill if they contract Covid-19, the National Obesity Forum has proposed schools should weigh pupils when they return to school in Autumn. Tam Fry, the chairman of the National Obesity Forum explained the reason for the weighing of students was to “catch every child...

Comment / 22/09/2020 What NYU’s disastrous quarantine means for international students in the UK

As US universities have begun opening up for their Autumn semesters, they’ve faced particular attention surrounding their Covid-19 restrictions. Certain institutions, such as New York University in the heart of New York City, have faced additional scrutiny due to being based in what was once the epicentre of the virus in the United States. NYU...

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Tearing down statues is the right thing to do

Protests erupted throughout the United States and countries across the world as a result of the senseless killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd on May 25th. Some protesters resorted to defacing and removing historical statues as a clear message of intolerance towards racism within our society, beginning in Bristol on June 7th with the…

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Boris Johnson, a figurehead for covert racism

On Monday 8th June, following the spread of Black Lives Matter protests across the world, a spokesman for Boris Johnson announced the Prime Minister denies the UK being a racist country. On June 13th, Johnson also tweeted: “racist thuggery has no place on our streets.”. The use of the word “thuggery” mirrors the language used…

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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…


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