Disenfranchisement

Why We Need to Lower the Voting Age

Louis Degenhardt | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Degenhardt

Lowering the voting age is by no means a silver bullet to political apathy, an issue so deep-rooted that no single reform can be seen as a remedy to the problem. But it would be a step in the right direction, and might just amount to a turning of the tide against youth disenfranchisement. Surely this can only be a good thing.

Why We Can Expect More Riots This Summer

Polly Courtney | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Polly Courtney

The riots were the result of a tangled web of causes, inextricably linked and combining in such a way to create a 'perfect storm' on 6 August 2011. In order to assess whether more riots are on the cards, we need to look at these causes in turn and for each cause, ask ourselves this: Have things improved since 2011? Have we tackled the underlying problem?

Can the Tories - or Any Government - Be Trusted With Human Rights?

Mikey Smith | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mikey Smith

Sickening though the thought of sharing genetics with them may be, rapists remain human beings. A person's humanity can neither be removed nor relinquished - no matter how disgusting their crime. So if we consider, as per the UDHR, that the right to vote is a natural, human right, the only limit can be humanity

A Cruel and Reckless Fate: Army 2020

Richard Denny | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK
Richard Denny

Individuals that have provided years of loyal military service will have an extremely hard time accepting these upcoming redundancies and the slashing of historical traditions.