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We can’t let lockdown ruin the economy

The UK death toll from coronavirus stands over 20,000. It’s going to get worse, but how bad does the economy have to get before we’re forced out of this current state of lockdown? I understand the dilemma. Over the last few days, Dominic Raab, Damian Green and Edward Argar have all explained that the state…

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Kashmir remains in lockdown as crisis escalates

For decades Kashmir and Jammu have been disputed and fought over by both India and Pakistan. The region has been subjected to political aggression and rivalry since August 1947, when both countries gained independence. However, the conflict has severely escalated in recent months. The territory has endured three major wars since independence and remains victim…

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Gambling

The NUS has conducted research into the gambling habits of students at university. Their definition of gambling ranges from buying scratch cards over the counter to playing poker at casinos. Research showed that over half of students who gambled did so to supplement their income, and that nearly a quarter of those felt guilty when…

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Should we treat our degrees like consumer products?

Degrees, although an extreme example, can be said to be a consumer product. As students, we are paying for a service and an end product, and naturally this is expected to be of the highest standard possible. If a product is purchased from a retail business or service, and the quality is not up to…

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Stopping Brexit will solve the Irish border problem

For over two hundred years, the ‘Irish Question’ has dominated British politics. Between Westminster eliminating the Irish parliament and establishing full control in 1800 to the Good Friday agreement in 1998, there’s been almost constant strife. The Troubles rocked all of the British Isles and when the aforementioned Good Friday agreement was signed, allowing a…

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The German economy dodges recession

Germany narrowly avoided entering recession at the end of 2018. Having posted a contraction of 0.2 percent in the third quarter, growth was zero for the final quarter meaning Europe’s largest economy did not enter recession. The weak growth is blamed on a global and Eurozone slowdown, as well as falling consumer demand for cars…

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