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‘Brexit is genuinely pointless’

Several of the most important votes in recent British political history took place this month. The first of these was another vote on Theresa May’s negotiated deal, also known as Meaningful Vote 2. This was once again rejected, though this time it was the fourth largest defeat in Parliamentary history as opposed to the largest….

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Brexit Box

It may seem that there hasn’t been a quiet week in politics for the last two years, and this week has certainly been no exception. On Monday, seven Labour MPs quit over the party’s position on, among other things, Brexit. Speculation over whether they will be joined by members of other parties has been rife,…

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Indie in the digital age

In the final installment of his three-part celebration of indie’s 40th year, Lewis Oxley looks at indie’s foray into the digital age. If the 90s proved anything, it was that the independent record labels driving the movement on would hitting a new brick wall – step in the major buyout period. This would be postponed…

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A tongue-in-cheek love letter to Theresa May

Dear Prime Minister, Cheer up – it’s almost Valentine’s Day- and if you didn’t realise, people love you. Yep, when those Brexiteer backbenchers from the European Research Group (ERG) schemed against you, it was out of love. See they’ve lived in a posh, male-dominated bubble for too long, and it’s their secret kink for you…

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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…

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Brexit Box Special: Parliament’s ‘meaningful vote’

Theresa May’s draft EU Withdrawal Agreement was rejected by MPs by a margin of 230 votes. With only 202 MPs voting in favour of the deal, this was the largest Parliamentary defeat for a serving government in UK history. 118 backbench Conservative MPs rebelled and voted to reject the deal. The deal was originally scheduled…

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‘A general election is the only way’

Propped up by the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Theresa May is a leader more shameless than a public exhibitionist. The frontbenchers are like wolves at the door of number 10, and backbenchers hold opinions so wildly different to each other they might as well be from seven different parties. The question is, what’s next? Despite…

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Brexit deal: ‘The country is in shambles’

When Theresa May announced her most recently negotiated Brexit deal, it faced immediate pushback from the DUP, from Labour, and even from May’s own cabinet. Nearly every political party said something along the lines of ‘we will not vote for this deal’, meaning it has essentially no chance of passing. The fundamental issue is that…

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