Tag: Citizens

Science

What’s happening to the NHS post-Brexit?

Upon leaving the EU, healthcare benefits will change, with staffing losses, a lack of free healthcare abroad, and limited access to important public health information. Staffing losses are expected to be monumental, with leaked government estimates suggested shortages in nursing could read 20,000 by 2025 if migration is shut off. These losses starting from a…

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…

News

UEA pledge to pay EU staff settlement fees

UEA has pledged to pay the EU settlement fees of any EU citizens and non-EU family members wishing to continue their employment at the university beyond Brexit. The university have enlisted the law firm Mills and Reeves to construct an FAQ in order to answer any questions those applying may have in regard to the…

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Response: Trump: not a portrayal, but a reflection

The comment piece ‘Trump: wrongly portrayed?’ published in the last issue of Concrete struck me as missing the mark. To claim it’s the media’s responsibility to stop ‘playing Mr Trump’s game and fuelling this social divide’ not only ignores the media’s responsibility to keep citizens informed of the latest comments and actions of the leader…

Travel

Travelling to “Dangerous Destinations”

I was scrolling through the segment of the British government website that offers British citizens advice on which countries are currently too dangerous to visit. It cities killings, political instability and theft as some of the reasons why one should not go to a country. Many of the ‘dangerous’ countries that were listed were far…