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Ideas in politics trump identity politics

Dec
14

I've never been that keen on identity politics. Well, perhaps I was in my mid to late teens. Back then, I was something of a political orphan. My father was dyed in blue wool, and had never supported any other team than Chelsea or the Tories. My Mum had a vague sense of social justice, but no party allegiance or interest beyond what directly affected us as a family. But I had no real knowledge, or beliefs of my own. The impulse to get educated in politics and current affairs came as soon as I'd transferred to a liberal arts focused sixth form.

Posted By Rob Byrne read more

My atonement for loneliness

Dec
13

Well, it’s not the best thing to be a jealous and selfish kind of person, but I am. Unfortunately I can’t do much about myself and my whole life has been a struggle because of this small part of my personality. I’m not talking romantic relationships over here, as it’s a whole different story, but friendships, my communication with people around or those poor guys that occasionally cross my path for some tiny reason and have no clue about my demons.

Posted By Anastasia Dzutstsati read more

Xmas holiday test paper - NCTJ Law

Dec
13

There will be the usual Friday NCTJ law sessions this week....BUT if you genuinely can't make it, please pick up a Xmas holiday test paper from the folder attached to Nicola's office door. We will go through this paper in your revision session on January 17th. 

Posted By Sarah Fuller read more

Small country thinking big

Dec
12

Luxembourg, my home country that is 94 times smaller than the UK and only has a population of slightly more than 500,000 is now investing in space mining.
Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider is one of the initiators of this project, that first might seem a bit ridiculous, but parliament has already passed a law in July regulating space resource exploration.
Luxembourg is the first country in Europe to adopt such a law, recognizing that private companies can own space resources.
This law seeks to make the country a key player in the emerging space resources industry.

Posted By Joe Weimerskirch read more

Should we reform our electoral system?

Dec
12

For me, the answer to the above question was always "no". After being taught during A level Government and Politics to reel off all the strengths of First Past the Post (quick and simple to understand, strong and stable government etc etc), I was convinced that the system was great. After all, it hadn't successfully managed to create the dreaded Hung Parliament situation so all was well. Then, in 2010, it happened. While I would have loved to have been a journalist around that time, the whole thing was a bit of a mess. Who would end up in government?

Posted By Laura Trussell read more

Sober for October

Dec
12

When going to university, for many, it is their first real taste of complete freedom. With that freedom often comes the temptation to do as many reckless things as possible, to make the most out of said freedom. One of the biggest temptations is to drink as much alcohol as humanly possible. This is something that is increasingly affecting students who go to university and the excessive drinking culture has come to the forefront of media attention in recent years.

 

Posted By Grace Gausden read more

According to Research, Everything Is a Lie.

Dec
11

“"Nothing is true, everything is permitted.”

Posted By Daniel Otway read more

All about that age

Dec
11

Two weeks ago I was having a bit of a mental breakdown in regards to the amount of work that seems to pile up in the second year, what kind of internships I should try and apply to for the summer and what kind of job prospects am I going to be looking at once I finish this degree. 

Posted By Catherine Tang read more

What am I gonna do in the summer?

Dec
11

Before you even start reading this blog post, I would like to make you all aware of the fact that you are not going to find my plans for the next summer holidays in the following lines. This is because they might not be as interesting as yours and most of all, I am not going to lie, if haven’t got any idea for New Year’s Eve yet, how am I supposed to think about July and August?

Posted By Tommaso Dimiddio read more

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