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One Pegida protestor holds a banner reading “against religious fascism”. (Photo: BBC)

Auf Wiedersehen Willkommenskultur

Reporting from Berlin, Sam Glover examines the rise of far-right movements and parties such as Pegida and the AfD across Germany. Today, Berlin is a vibrant and diverse city, much like London. Its creative...

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...

#INtogether – Britain needs to remain an internationalist force for good (Photo: Jon Danzig)

Beyond the Numbers

Matt Gillow looks beyond the numbers and sums to make a case for Britain staying in the EU. We’ve all heard the facts. Both the “Vote Leave” campaign and the “Stronger In” side have...

This referendum is the last chance for Britain to become a free nation. (Photo: Conservative Home)

Why We Must Leave

The date is now set: 23 June 2016 – the day the British people will decide the future direction of this country. Are we going to once again become an independent, self-governing nation, or...

The meningitis vaccine was introduced under the NHS in September 2015, hoping to protect those susceptible to the disease, but only up to a certain age. (Photo: The Guardian)

Is Prevention Better Than Curing?

Should the government be allowed to prevent children from receiving the meningitis B vaccine or will the persistence of their parents prevail? WARNING: This article contains images which some readers may find distressing. Meningitis...

Eleven states cast their votes on Super Tuesday (Photo: AP)

Super Tuesday: Breaking Point

Super Tuesday is perhaps the most important day in the presidential campaigning. Jack Mountford assesses this year’s winners and losers. Super Tuesday is a make or break moment for presidential campaigns. Yesterday on 1...

Sarah Palin is seen as an early product of the Tea party movement (Photo: Politics Home)

Sarah Palin: Great Orator, Awful Speaker

Sarah Palin’s constant scrambling for words is almost enchanting. Bewitched, Joseph Ward explores why. Nowadays, many seem to believe that we live in a time without great orators or inspirational leaders. The growth of...

Donald Trump has bested the “establishment” candidates in New Hampshire (Photo: Business Insider)

Rebels With a Cause

With the rise of anti-establishment candidates, Sam Glover looks at how radical rebels are becoming mainstream politicians. The radicals are rising. In the past few years, Ukip have won a national election, a backbencher...

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...

Will Sturgeon still be laughing in May? (Picture: Press and Journal)

Sturgeon’s Silver Lining

After gaining 56 seats in the 2015 general election, the SNP are going from strength to strength. Could they reach an overwhelming majority again in the Scottish Parliament elections? As the date of the...

“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...

The last time doctors went on strike was in 1975 (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Do No Harm, Jeremy.

Junior doctors rarely take industrial action. What pushed them to the limit with the new contract, will it work, and is it ever right for doctors to strike? What is the new contract? The...

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...