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We are not to be blamed for our political apathy.

The Government is.  PoliticalBeatBy Will Matthias (@WillMatthias15)_______________ Educating people about the power of their ballot is the only way to stem the problem of political apathy. (Photo: Pennsylvania State University) We consider ourselves lucky in...

We Need Feminism Because…

As the lead up to the General Election gets under way, it seems as appropriate a time as any to reflect on the position of women, and why we need feminism. The western world...

Coalitions: What are they good for?

To me at least, it feels like this article belongs almost 5 years ago, when the coalition government first arrived in office, I remember sitting in the car listening on the radio to that...

“If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart; if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”

Our series of interviews with policy makers, movers, shakers and promise breakers in our government continues with Oliver Dowden, domestic policy aide to David Cameron, the PM’s former Deputy Chief of Staff, and current...

Pressure Groups and Lobbying Organisations: Who do they protect?

These organisations are here to protect and represent people’s specific interests to Government, in a sense, becoming the loudspeaker to individual concerns which they want addressed. They encourage debate, attention and action. Matei Sacerdoteanu questions...

The Second Rise of the Samurai?

There has been much coverage in world media recently concerning Japan’s supposed “rearmament”, alongside and somewhat in reaction to the killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by ISIS. But is this actually anything to...

Safe Seats: Why single-party domination means burning your ballot can be more satisfying than using it.

The term ‘safe seats’ is one of that confusing collection of political jargon that floats up around every election like excrement in a swimming pool. It refers to a constituency that votes for the...

The Cold War is over. Grow up.

Efforts are being made to improve diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. Does the future look bright for these two countries? Where in the world? By Akshay Narayan _____________________ Barack Obama and Raúl...

Boobs aren’t news.

The Sun first introduced Page 3 in the ’70s. Until the early 2000s, they still used 16 year old models in school uniform; now they are using it to show their monopoly over the...

Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems: Here to help?

Geraldine O’Reilly, 16, discusses whether on meeting Nick Clegg, she feels the recent Lib Dem election pledge of £150m funding to child mental health services will impact others like her who have experienced NHS...

Are the Lib Dems really that bad?

Sherlock Holmes once said, “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” This statement has rarely rung truer than in this General Election, where my friends all...

Thirteen Years a Prisoner

12 Years a Slave – Oscar winning movie and horrible miscarriage of justice. Thank God it could never happen in this day and age, right? Wrong. Where In The World? By Rebecca Linford ____________________...

Time for Something New?

Over the course of the past few months, several very interesting events have changed the course of British politics: the very close No vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum, UKIP winning two defecting MPs...

Hey Cameron! It’s called a computer!

In this age of technological advances, when some people check their social media more frequently than they breathe, why are political parties still spending large chunks of their budgets on leaflets? Do they just...