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In a music video for Coldplay’s Hymn for the Weekend, Beyoncé has been accused of appropriating Indian culture. (Source: Warner Music)

Culture Chasm

Appropriating cultures assists cultural integration, not cultural denigration. From the very depths of Tumblr to online newsrooms, the phenomenon of “cultural appropriation” has taken social media by storm. Most contemporary arguments made against cultural...

It is a mistake to say free speech is being suppressed on campuses, such as King’s College London. (Photo: Science and Engineering South Consortium.)

Trigger-Unhappy

The campus culture of “safe spaces” and “no platforming” is broadening rather than stifling debate and free speech, writes Emily Hawkins. The issue of free speech on UK campuses is one the media pounce...

On the 24th September 2016, Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of the Labour Party receiving 313, 209 votes: 61.8 per cent of the total vote share (Photo: Flickr/Gary Knight)

Keep Calm and Corbyn On

With the Labour leadership contest finally over, the big question is what happens next? Frankly, no-one knows. But what’s certain is you cannot fight darkness with darkness; Labour need to offer a vision full...

The desire of many students to be molly-coddled from the harsh realities of life is the biggest threat to the rigorous education necessary to prepare a person for the wider world. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Intolerance of Intolerance

“Safe spaces” and “no platforming”: the increasing propensity of many university students to simply shut down and block out views which they disagree with is deeply concerning. Over recent years, free speech has come...

Supporters of the ‘Bacc for the Future’ campaign advocating their cause outside the House of Commons before the debate on 4 July 2016. This featured performances by creativity-based institutions such as the BRIT School. (Photo: Rhinegold)

Art Attack

The arts are under attack from the Department for Education. It’s time to stick up for them. On 4 July 2016, a debate was held in Westminster after over 100,000 people signed a Parliamentary...

Ukip’s God, Nigel, has left the stage. So what next? (Photo: Breitbart)

Purple Reign?

With the departure of Nigel Farage and its raison d’être finally achieved, Ukip seems unsure of what to do next. As the party’s factions vie for power, the question remains: what will become of...

In an attempt to revive class politics, Theresa May has proposed opening up new grammar schools. Above is Ikley Grammar School. (Photo: Betty Longbottom).

Grammar Schools: Do Your Homework, Mrs May

Since becoming prime minister, Theresa May has repeatedly said that she wants to govern for “everyone” and not just “a privileged few”. Would grammar schools help create the meritocratic society envisaged by Mrs May?...

The grammar school: an important vehicle for social mobility, banned by a Labour government. (Photo: Guernsey Grammar School)

Left Behind

Labour are floundering in their own muck, and their latest argument against Theresa May’s grammar school scheme is just further evidence of why their anti-ambition rhetoric can’t beat the Tories. Theresa May has swept...

Jeremy Corbyn at a recent Newcastle leadership rally, one of many rallies held in support of the leader. (Photo: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)

Say ‘Yes’ to Jez

As an inevitable September victory for Jeremy Corbyn awaits, Labour must move forward more united than ever. The deep chasm dividing the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) and Labour membership continues to widen, as Jeremy...

On average, there are 37 child heatstroke fatalities per year (Photo: CNN)

Life sentence of guilt

A New York State police officer adds to the growing list of 22 parents whose children died of hyperthermia this year after being forgotten in the car – but were these instances crimes? In...

The House of Lords has become the largest unelected upper house in the world – its functions need to be transferred to a smaller, fairly elected body. (Photo: BBC/ Getty Images)

A Peerless Democracy?

The House of Lords is well overdue for reform, and David Cameron’s Resignation Honours List has shown why we need an elected upper house, says Antony Tucker. The House of Lords’ continued existence stands...

Turkish tanks amassed on the Turkey-Syria border. (Photo: News Treasure)

Invasion.

After numerous recent terror attacks on its soil, Turkey has finally decided to take a more active role in the Syrian Civil War. This move is welcomed by many, but is not without its...

Reaction of leave supporters at the Sunderland vote count. (Photo: North News & Pictures Ltd)

Brexit Britain Needs Devolution

The Brexit vote was a protest against Westminster and demand for change. If any political party wants to win in post-Brexit Britain, they need to show serious commitment to the devolution of powers to...

Shostakovich had one final chance to save himself. (Photo: History in an Hour)

Laughing in the Face of Death

Jamie Stainer explores a genius who disguised his criticism of Stalin’s brutal regime as praise, and saved his life in the process. That genius was Shostakovich. The date was 26th January 1936. For many...

Almost half of women have experienced online abuse, according to one study. (Photo: Resources 3)

Reclaim the Internet

Campaigns by politicians to tackle gendered online harassment are sorely needed in the UK. Some of the UK’s most prominent female politicians have united in a cross-party campaign to “Reclaim the Internet”. The project...