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Christmas spending

The Centre for Retail Research (CRR) Christmas report has revealed an 11.6% drop in consumer spending during the six-week Christmas period in comparison to the same time period last year. Yet despite the national lockdown, Brits are on average expected to spend £1,049.01 per head this Christmas.  Whilst condemnation of public spending is an unattractive…

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Left wing, right wing, or neither

According to YouGov, the terms left wing and right wing “aren’t that useful”. After putting one hundred political views to the public, 53% of the British people couldn’t identify any as specifically left or right wing. But what do these terms actually mean? Left-wing politics refers to progressive ideas associated with achieving better “social and…

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Walking down recovery road

 “ Are you better yet?  Society is becoming more receptive and understanding of mental health issues. And yet, the question above continues to undermine any sense of progress. Mental health recovery is a journey of many ups and downs, happening over a significant period of time. I speak from personal experience, a person for whom…

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BLM in Norwich : the struggle continues

Nearly six months since the death of George Floyd, we have seen a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter Movement in the UK. Even closer was the rise of the movement within Norwich, which started with a protest on 7 June 2020. The first BLM protest in Norwich was huge, with an estimated 2000 people…

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Changing my degree out of boredom

Pretty much everything in my life changed within the space of a few hours. And why? I’ve switched courses at the UEA – from BA Politics and International Relations to BSc Psychology – 1st year on both courses. Roughly 280 people switched courses this academic year and last academic year. This is the story of…

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Gen Z: the ‘lost’ generation

With the sudden ubiquity of the phrases “low” and “high risk”, it’s easy to regard Gen Z – those born after the year 1995 – as a generation almost entirely unhindered by Covid-19. But whilst most of our generation are less at risk of being gravely affected by the virus itself, such a  narrow focus…

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