This Election Reveals The Tragedies Of UK Politics

Chris Giles | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Giles

We'll be told that this election will be the most important one of a generation. And in many ways it is. The winning party will redefine Britain's relationship with Europe, and the world. But the outcome feels worryingly inevitable; a reluctant, and large Conservative victory wedded to a political model which is outdated, tired and unfit to do anything other than maundering decline.

Melania And Feminism - What It Means for Our Daughters

Prudence Clarke | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Prudence Clarke

What can be done? How can feminism possibly move forward when faced with this new world order? It needs strong women to stand up and speak up. It needs mothers and fathers to tell their daughters that this is not okay...

No Facebook, There Is Nothing 'Overtly Sexual' About Breast Cancer

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Tech
Sophia Hyatt

A warm welcome to the modern world - or if you prefer, the more anal one, in which the likes of Praxiteles would most likely commit suicide in. It is ...

Feminism: A Dirty Word? Only in the Eyes of a Dirty Society

Liam Sheasby | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Sheasby

Why is it that Feminism is a word with negative connotations? If you ask the British public whether they are in favour of equality the vast majority will say yes, they definitely are. They will rightly argue that we fought for it in the past and we pursue it in the present for ourselves and future generations. Now ask them if they are a feminist...

My Feminism Awakening

Emily Oakden | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Oakden

I would never have before said that I was a feminist, but I now realise that being a feminist isn't how it is culturally phrased- that you hate men. Thanks to Emma Watson and her intelligent and insightful words I've had a feminism awakening, hopefully alongside many others, female AND male.

Cute... But Wrong!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

The piece revolves around the concept that when trying to confront the issue of talking to disabled people the advice is always negative, always a list of "don't"s and rarely "do"s. Mr Hoge then states that most of these are the opinion of the authors and then gives a list that he states are things "you can say to someone with a disability".

Bias at the BBC

Sara Sheridan | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Sara Sheridan

If you think this is only a Scottish issue, you'd be wrong. On 21st of June 50000 anti-austerity marchers hit the streets of London and the BBC didn't produce a single word about it. By contrast in 2011 a pro-Austerity march by the Tax Payers Alliance which totalled 350 people was covered in detail. It's not only our BBC that is at fault here - it's your BBC too.

'Babe, Someone's Been Sick on the Sofa': The Trials and Tribulations of Working in a Student Union Bar

Robyn Strachan | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robyn Strachan

Most students, freed from the shackles of home for the very first time, simply hit the sauce far too hard and chain themselves to total booze-fuelled ineptitude and embarrassment. In the past term, I've taken bottles of smuggled in WKD from disgruntled internationals, and scraped passed out girls from the floor of the slightly dingy toilets.

Can NI21 Change The Face of Northern Irish Politics?

Jason A Murdock | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason A Murdock

For a majority, the so-called political 'silent majority' can be a pretty lonely place sometimes. For anyone with any knowledge of Northern Irish life, it goes without saying that this time of year can be a dire state of affairs...

Gay Marriage, Laurie Penny, and the State of Comment

Rupert Myers | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Politics
Rupert Myers

Laurie Penny fails to present a nuanced article on why same-sex marriage should be legalised. She derides and underestimates her opponents on an issue with which deserves a mature discussion, wielding the sword of class and culture warfare.

Do the Recent Facebook Changes Suggest a More Sinister Agenda?

Rupert Duffy | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Tech
Rupert Duffy

Everything in this world comes at a price. Facebook seemed to be simply a wonderful and free service that at worst showed us a few advertisements. Now it appears that the cost might be much higher. How much is you own privacy worth to you?

Time to leave Facebook? You decide

Rupert Duffy | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Tech
Rupert Duffy

[insert name here] is downscaling to old school email and phone only. Please use or 07555 555 555 x - a friend's last status update, Ju...

It's Time for Apple to Pay its Dues

Rupert Duffy | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK
Rupert Duffy

There's something rotten about my laptop, and my phone, and my iPod and accessories. It's not that they were they made by lowly paid workers in poor conditions.