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UEA reacts as country uncertain

The early hours of Friday morning saw UEA’s bars filled to the brim with slightly inebriated, slightly anxious students who were awaiting the results of the 2017 general election. At 10:00pm on Thursday night, the exit polls were accurately predicting that there would be a hung parliament in Westminster. There was a palpable tension across…

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Why are Labour celebrating?

Election night was weird. I sat there at 21:50, terrified of my own laptop screen due to the knowledge that in 10 minutes it would show an exit poll that could make or break my day (and week, and month). Then it happened – “Conservatives fail to retain majority- hung parliament.” I was over the…

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Ukeep out of our election

UKIP swung into the limelight in 2014, capturing the nations attention with “traditionally conservative values” and the aim of leaving the EU. Much of their popularity was not a result of their policies, it was a result of people deriding them as “fruitcakes, loonies, and closet racists.” Their shiny new manifesto opens by reminding us…

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Theresa May visits Norwich on last day of campaigning

With less than 24 hours before voters will enter polling booths across the country, Prime Minister Theresa May has drawn her electoral campaign to a close in Norwich. The leader of the Conservative Party attended The Space in Sprowston accompanied by Chloe Smith and Lana Hempsall, the respective Conservative candidates for Norwich North and Norwich…

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