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The Green Party elects new leadership

Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsey have been elected as the new co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales. This comes as the party are polling at 9% in recent opinion polls, making them the third biggest UK party by voting intention. Previous co-leader, Siȃn Berry, recently stepped down after deciding her own beliefs…

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The blurred lines of celebrities and politics.

Coronavirus has provided an extra strand to weave into the already complex relationship between the worlds of celebrity and politics. The parallels between the two are stark in and of themselves: random figures catapulted into a world where they suddenly have influence, legions of adoring supporters willing to hang on their every word regardless of…

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Extinction Rebellion must soften their tactics to combat the climate crisis

The historical shift from environmentalists ridiculed as ‘hippies’ to being stamped as ‘ecomaniacs’ and ‘dangerous’ by media tabloids indicates movements like Extinction Rebellion are anything but a dying fire.  Despite being three years young, the organisation has gained universal stead as the intergenerational symbol for environmental activism, galvanising membership across 70 countries and dominating the…

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Brazil’s faces new Government Crisis

The heads of Brazil’s armed forces simultaneously resigned last week, in protest of the president’s firing of the defence secretary, Fernando Azevedo e Silva. This marks a significant crisis point in President Jair Bolsanaro’s leadership, at a time where the country is battling one of the world’s worst COVID-19 epidemics. Gen Edson Leal Pujol, Adm…

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