Category: YouthVoice

Freedom for cannabis users? We’re missing an opportunity to tax it, relieve overcrowded prisons and help those with unhealthy addictions. (Photo: High Times)

Don’t be so Blunt, Legalise Cannabis

Cannabis is lighting up the world stage, raising interesting questions for many societies. It’s high time we legalised the stuff. Tackling the drug of many names has proved a difficult task for governments and...

Assisted Dying: An Emotional Storm

Assisted Dying: An Emotional Storm

What are the arguments for and against assisted suicide, and why do they matter? Every year, a number of Britons travel to Switzerland to die with Dignitas, one of the few places in Europe...

A Republican’s Tribute to the Queen

Today, the Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. Henry Davies, a self-described republican, pays tribute to her. I have immense respect for Queen Elizabeth II, who today becomes the longest reigning...

British Democracy’s Dirtiest Secret

Britain is one of the few European countries to have an outright ban on prisoners voting. It’s time that changed. One of the undeniable positives about democracy is how it empowers people. Democracy, coming...

If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?

Our new writer, Antony Tucker, makes an impassioned plea for those of the LGBT community to be given equal rights to heterosexuals when it comes to blood donations. As part of his pitch for...

The many headed hydra of gender inequality

Good progress has been made in breaking down women’s stereotypes. However, the stereotypes that still exist for men are just as damaging, and not just for the men themselves. Over the last decade society...

Can’t you even look at me?

Homelessness is often seen as a result of a person’s choices, and all too often, we turn a blind eye to it. That has to stop. The way that we treat the homeless in...

The War on Drugs: An Exercise in Stupidity

The War on Drugs has failed. It’s time for a rethink. It has been 44 years since American President Nixon deemed drugs “public enemy number one” and effectively kick-started a war that drains £3...

CAMHS Crisis? What Crisis?

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are in disarray. Shame the government won’t do anything about it. “I warn you, not to be ill,” former Labour leader Neil Kinnock said in a speech...

Corbyn gives me hope.

It’s time to stop mocking the candidate and his supporters, and start listening to them.   If you believe what the polls are saying, which many don’t, Jeremy Corbyn is the unlikely frontrunner in...

The Iron Reign: For Better or Worse?

Labour Party member, Will Matthias, looks at Thatcher’s enduring legacy on today’s politics, and ponders whether the tough medicine was worth it in the end. Throughout history, the United Kingdom has often been a...

Pushing down the poor: for what?

In the wake of such a significant Budget, Ross Baxter of the Green Party thinks it’s an austerity of ideas that makes us think such a policy is necessary. In these current times, with...

The Immigration Game

Why the fuss? Fiona Sullivan asks why immigration has been scapegoated as the cause of all of Britain’s problems. UK news coverage is currently dominated by shocking images broadcast from Calais where many migrants...

Vive la Republique!

In the light of recent interventions in politics by members of the royal family, Ross Baxter of the Greens ponders whether it’s time to boot them all out. Last week, I found myself in...

It’s Time to Stop Killing Creativity

In its push for greater rigour in Britain’s schools, the government is at risk of neglecting creative subjects for academic ones, the very subjects which create well-rounded and confident individuals. Creativity is under attack...

Pulling up the ladder

The Conservatives’ cuts to higher education are only helping to alienate the most disadvantaged students. Traditional institutions are at the heart of conservativism, and with vague rhetoric on “teaching British values,” in schools, David...

A Pay Rise for MPs is NOT the Problem

MPs receive a pay increase in spite of limited real wage growth for the rest of the population, yet Stephen McKenzie argues this media obfuscation ignores what’s really needed to deliver better government.  ...

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