Tag: Britain

News

Universities UK Director expresses fears as Brexit looms

The director of the representative body Universities UK has published a lengthy blog post detailing the concerns of the higher education sector as the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit becomes increasingly plausible. Vivienne Stern has outlined her uneasiness about the future of UK universities and the Erasmus programme, along with calls to lower the salary…

Comment

Have the People’s Vote lied to us?

You may have heard about a little issue known as Brexit rearing its ugly head on the media circuit. Its misinformation, toxic political agendas and intense polarity has left many disenfranchised by one of the most important issues of a generation. But even if you’re bored of Brexit (which is an entirely justified stance), there…

Comment

‘The Dutch have turned Brexit on its head to give Britain the finger’ Perhaps can use cartoon as photo for this, if you’d like – it’s in the Comment 362 folder.

When we hear the word we all dread, Brexit, rarely does the image of a fluffy, blue, cute looking monster, come to mind. Yet the Dutch have created such a creature as a mascot for their campaign to aid businesses in preparing for Brexit. The Dutch foreign minister, Stef Blok, posted a picture of the…

Arts

Viking exhibition at the Norwich Castle Museum

In the eighth and ninth centuries, the area of East Anglia was particularly vulnerable to invasion from Vikings sailing across the North Sea. With fertile land conveniently located facing the southern part of Scandinavia, the invasion of East Anglia and Northumbria (what is now northern England and south-eastern Scotland) by the Great Heathen Army in…

Global

Brexit Box

On 15 January a ‘Meaningful Vote’ was held in the House of Commons on Theresa May’s draft EU Withdrawal Agreement. The agreement was rejected by MPs by a majority of 432 votes to 202, leading the government to revert to cross-party discussions. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn initially refused to engage in cross-party talks until the…

Science

The rise of antibiotic-resistant STIs

Gonorrhea is a sexually-transmitted disease which causes inflammatory discharge from the genitalia. Super-gonorrhea is a variant of the disease which is highly difficult to treat because it is resistant to the antibiotics that are commonly used to treat the infection. Recently, the first case of super-gonorrhea has been reported in the UK. The case has…

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