Tag: Politics

Global

Netanyahu charged with fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit. The charges come after a turbulent period in Israeli politics, as Netanyahu tries to hold on to his political career. Mandelblit announced the corruption charges, “with a heavy heart” on Thursday 21 and…

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‘It’s a shame and it’s infuriating’

In the wake of the announcement that ISIS had been defeated, the US withdrew troops from Syria, with an understanding that there wouldn’t be fighting between the Kurds and Turkey. However, President Erdogan took the opportunity to launch an invasion into Northern Syria and push back the US-backed Kurdish fighters. As a result, Trump sent…

Arts

Interview with Elizabeth Macneal

• What is the most important thing to remember when doing something creative? Everybody works differently, so what works for me certainly isn’t universal. But I try to be as disciplined as I can; I plan my novels in detail, and structure my day just as I would if I worked in an office. While…

Gaming

A return to gaming

For as long as I can remember, the best days of my childhood were my summers.  Filled with days off school, the lush green grass and walks by the beach, there was always something beautiful about the season. However, more than the beauty in full growth around me, summer held great memories because I knew…

Global

Brexit Box- 18/11/19

Boris Johnson’s chances of electoral success were helped earlier this week when Nigel Farage confirmed that the Brexit Party would not stand in 317 Tory seats, thus reducing any chance of the Conservative vote being split.  The news will come as a mighty relief for Johnson who now stands a much greater chance of winning…

News

Surge in number of politics students since referendum

In the divisive era of Brexit, Trump, and the climate crisis, it is university politics departments who are reaping the benefits, with applications to politics courses up 28% since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Professor Lee Marsden, Head the Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication department at UEA, says that, “since 2016, there has been considerable growth…

Gaming

Politics in Gaming

With its first episode taking place two weeks after the 2016 presidential elections, its Trump references, and graphic representation of police brutality toward Latinos, Life is Strange 2 is one of the latest games to spark contentious debate about the role of politics in gaming. Surely, it will not be the last. With the release…

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The Tories are killing our country

The election is happening. A referendum on Brexit done through the medium of party politics. Exactly what we needed. Thus far, the polling seems to be suggesting a solid Tory majority, though it’s always possible that Corbyn makes the push and manages something special.  Unfortunately, the simple fact is that a Tory majority would absolutely destroy…

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