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Brexit is happening: let’s make it a socialist one

We’re leaving the EU one way or another – that much is certain. But it’s far better for students and the UK as a whole if we leave under a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn. Parliament is in deadlock. No deal has a majority against it and a second referendum would waste time and…

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The government’s handling of industrial relations

The junior doctors held their fourth strike on Wednesday 6th April of in protest to the Conservative government, who are extending the doctors’ working week to include Saturday’s and overseeing a ‘top down’ reorganisation of the NHS. Furthermore, The British Medical Association has announced there will be a “full withdrawal of labour between the hours…

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Maintenance grants scrapped in summer budget

In today’s Budget it was announced that maintenance grants, aimed at the poorest in society to provide financial assistance while studying at university, are to be scrapped by the government and that the £9,000 cap on tuition fees is set to rise. At 12:30 today the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, stood up in…

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Party games: 100 days till the election

With 100 days to go, Elliot Folan looks ahead to May’s general election. The 2015 general election was always going to be unusual. Ever since the Fixed Term Parliaments Act extended parliamentary terms to a full five years, and took the power to call elections away from the Prime Minister, it was clear that the…

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Election Countdown

The general election is just around the corner, and yet, we have been very much thrown into the deep end. Political pundits say that this will be the longest election in history, so is no surprised that the rhetoric and name calling has already begun, but what is more crucial is that it will be…

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