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Give our youth a say in their future

In Scotland, people who were 16 and older were able to vote in the Independence Referendum in 2014. Subsequently, it was thought that the expansion of the electorate to include teenagers swung the result of the referendum so that Scotland did not become an independent country.  As someone who was two weeks too young to…

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TV comedian elected as Ukrainian president

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an actor and comedian, won with a landslide margin in Ukraine’s presidential election, with over 70 percent of the vote. He defeated his closest rival, former president, Petro Poroshenko on 31 March and 21 April in a two-round system. Zelenskiy had zero political experience prior to the election except for playing the role…

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Gina Miller at the UEA Literary Festival: ‘Is democracy broken? Is it time for an evolution in democracy?’

Gina Miller has proposed that the remain campaign would fail to win in a second referendum, in a highly anticipated appearance at UEA’s Literary Festival. This comes in the wake of today’s ‘meaningful vote’ in Parliament, a vote that would not exist without Miller’s activism against the British government. Speaking to her student audience in…

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Brexit Box

As we enter the month of Brexit, Concrete is here to provide you with the latest updates from Parliament as 29 March rapidly approaches. Prime Minister Theresa May has offered what some see as a dramatic policy change on her Brexit strategy. She will present MPs with a series of votes on the 12, 13…

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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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