Category: YouthVoice

Endless protests achieve nothing – the NUS is failing to serve students’ interests in the Britain of today. (Photo: The Observer)

NUS: Not Fit For Purpose?

The National Union of Students is failing those whom it claims to represent, and is an organisation riven with bigotry and hypocrisy. It needs wholesale reform to be worth supporting, says Antony Tucker. The...

Campaigners say that the lack of commitment to PSHE by the government is failing young people. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Make PSHE Progressive

From teaching about “sexting” to consent, campaigns for changes to the UK’s PSHE curriculum have been gaining more momentum over the last few years. Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) has been a...

Tony Benn and Bob Crow: two prominent left-wing eurosceptics who are seldom mentioned. (Photo: The Mirror)

I support Brexit because I’m left-wing, not in spite of it

Eurosceptics are perceived as being right-wing Conservative or Ukip supporters. Sam Glover bucks the trend. I’m not supposed to be a eurosceptic. As a nineteen-year-old, Labour-supporting Londoner, I am the “In” campaign’s core demographic;...

For more than one third of the world’s population, this is still the best toilet they have. (Photo: Youphil)

Period Politics

What would life be like without a toilet? 2.5 billion people know only too well. Imagine if you did not have access to such a variety of sanitary products. For too many this is...

Older voters have the highest percentage turnout of any age bracket in the UK. (Photo: New Statesman)

The Voters Who Shouldn’t Vote

Attempts to extend the vote to 16-year-olds for the EU referendum were defeated. But what about a maximum voting age? In less than four months, every voter in the UK will have a voice...

Crowds in Dublin celebrating the Republic of Ireland’s “Yes” vote for marriage equality in May 2015. (Photo: BBC/ Getty Images)

Equality Is Not Optional

The rising use of the referendum to decide on equaliy issues is profoundly wrong, and undermines the idea of fundamental rights – so says Antony Tucker In 2015 the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia...

“That’s an excellent suggestion, Miss Triggs.” Artwork showing the reality of sexism in the workplace. (Artist: Riana Duncan)

The Greatest Minority of All

Despite being just as important as men, there are still economic and social divides which result in gender inequality in the UK. Modern society is built upon foundations of free will and freedom of...

A newspaper, probably delivered using child labour. (Photo: CNBC)

Wrong on Rights

The European Committee on Social Rights’ verdict on children’s paper rounds is laughable, and will only distract us from tackling more serious human rights issues. It has become a cliché to moan about absurd...

How the gender pay gap affects working women in the UK (Photo: DiversityUK)

Mind the Gap

Women and men work equal hours, supposedly for equal pay. So why does there continue to be a gap between their wages? Men currently earn, according to the Independent, 23 per cent more than...

Death of the Orator

Who springs to mind as a great orator? Cicero, Churchill, Martin Luther King Jr. Nowadays? Good question. What makes a good orator? The greats we think of, from Cicero to Martin Luther King Jr,...

Cecil Rhodes, the man at the centre of the controversy. (Photo: Wall Street Journal)

Rhodes Must Stand

The campaign to remove Cecil Rhodes’ statue from Oriel College, Oxford is a hollow display of moral vanity. It must stay. I was extremely disheartened last week upon reading that over a third of...

David Cameron prior to May’s general election (Photo: Independent)

A Conservative Conundrum

The Conservatives were the first political party that Jack Mountford ever supported. However, the recent actions and policies of the party have driven him away. The 2010 general election had just occurred. After days...

Protesters at Oxford University have pushed for the removal of Rhodes, who is seen as a symbol of colonialism. (Photo: Cherwell)

The Rhode to Racial Justice

The “Rhodes Must Fall” movement is driven by the desire to change Oxford’s attitude to race.  In a university where privilege still has a part to play, the statue of Cecil Rhodes needs to...

The famous “Napalm girl” photo, taken during the Vietnam War. (Photo: Nick Ut)

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

We’ve become desensitised to war – and frightened of it. Katy Bennett argues that this is a dangerous combination. Britain has almost been constantly at war for the past 100 years, but since World...

One hashtag provided the perfect response. (Photo: @BIGTOBZSF/Twitter @MOFAROOQ9/Twitter)

They ain’t no Muslims, bruv

After the recent Leytonstone Station terrorist attacks, the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv began trending on Twitter. If there’s one thing that shows we cannot blame everyday Muslims for so-called Islamic State, it’s this. Islam has nothing...

Our news too often comes from individuals and companies with too much power, and this is a danger to democracy (Photo: BBC)

Smash The Press

The mainstream media is not only irrelevant to modern society, it is actively dangerous. The mainstream media has, for a long time, been of great benefit to society. However in recent years this reporting...

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