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Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Freelance journalist and satirist

Keumars Afif-Sabet is a freelance journalist and satirist with an interest in news, higher education, and politics. He recently graduated from Queen Mary University of London, studying a degree in Biomedical Sciences with which he grew entirely disillusioned. He spends his days tweeting and writing.

How Jeremy Corbyn Can Frame the Leadership Circus to His Advantage

Jeremy Corbyn has an opportunity to seal a positive image of himself in the public consciousness, and to rewrite a polluted Labour brand as Mandelson did in 1994. How he does this is another matter. He has few friends in the media, and fewer in the PLP. There has been no honeymoon period, and the Labour Party conference next week has an unnerving 'make or break' feel to it. Can he win in 2020? Will he even last? I genuinely don't know. The last 18 months in British politics has shown that only a fool would be so sure.
21/09/2015 11:52 BST

Things We Don't Say About Voter Engagement

According to research, the most common excuses for not voting are: "My vote won't make a difference", "They are all the same", "I'm not interested in politics", "I don't know enough to choose", "The parties don't represent my views" and "I don't believe parliament is important." Some of these can be resolved very easily...
06/04/2015 15:35 BST

How Youngsters Are Leading the Fight Against Food Poverty

Up to 4.3 million tonnes of surplus food is produced each year, but only 2% of that goes to charities to feed the hungry. Around 3.7 million tonnes of this is destroyed or burned. While the political pressure simmers, an army of young activists are striving to tackle these issues from the front line. Chief amongst them is Grace Jones, a 15-year-old campaigner from Croydon.
18/12/2014 17:06 GMT

Is There Any Room for the Right in Student Politics?

The anti-establishment nature of the student movement has also been a permanent, seemingly uncompromising fixture. Some of the major issues facing students too - rising rents and the day-to-day costs of living for example - could arguably be fixed by implementing a series of interventionist policies than by relying on the free market.
05/12/2014 11:41 GMT