Truth

Liberals Can No Longer Trust Tim Farron - And Nor Can Anyone Else

Calum Miller | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Calum Miller

There was a time this election cycle when I was inclined to vote for the Liberal Democrats. But when truth, honesty and integrity are increasingly vulnerable, we need now more than ever to send our politicians a clear signal: stay true to your principles, and tell us what you really think. We have suffered enough harm from lies in the last few years. Voting for Tim Farron is only voting for more.

Painful Truth

Rachel Wright | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Wright

So, today I sit with my puffy eyes and broken heart trusting that tomorrow will be another day; that the rays of sun will break through the clouds of grey and warm my tear stained face...

Cheers! To 365 Days Without My Dad!

Tiffannie Roberts | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tiffannie Roberts

Yes, I know I shouldn't really be saying that but it's just when people die, I laugh now and it's not even funny. I know it's not funny, it's just that life feels like a joke.

Anxiety Is Ugly

Molly Thompson | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

It was a really hot sunny day in Spring and I was sat in the car with my mum, parked up outside of where I used to work. I remember looking around at people walking past, laughing and eating ice cream. I longed to feel as positive and care-free as them. I longed for the mental stability of a regular teenager. But that was nothing but a dream at that point in my life.

Truth Died At The Bowling Green Massacre - The Sweden Factor

Michael Abberton | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

In the past, authoritarian regimes and unscrupulous governments have gone to great lengths to engineer actual events in order to justify their subsequent actions in the eyes of their people. But today, in the world of alternative facts and fake news, where the media is portrayed as the enemy of the People, fictional atrocities can be created at will - and the faithful will believe that they really happened.

An Alternative To Fear?

Carine Bambara | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

Fear is the main thing that has made towns, states or regions vote against welcoming people into their countries, perhaps because they look, act and think differently to them. The surprising thing is that many of these people have had little interaction with immigrants in their lifetime.

An Aesop's Fable Unmasks 'Fake News' Media

Maria Karvouni | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Maria Karvouni

There are a lot of discussions going on about fake news and whether they exist even in the considered as reliable media as Donald Trump constantly dec...

Post-Truth? What Terrifies Me Is The Normalisation Of Lies

David Bradford | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
David Bradford

Post-truth is a misnomer. What we mean is post-critical: when normal is accepted as unchallengeable, even and especially when normal is morally complicated. The only streetwise response to a new norm that seems morally questionable is a knowing shrug denoting a comfy blend of indifference and wry detachment...

Why Donald Trump Continues To Surprise Us

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Trump is very clearly the same person as President as the one on the campaign trail. Many were hoping that he would change his language and style once elected. That he would, 'govern from the mainstream.' They are being hugely disappointed. Trump continues to surprise us - one way or the other.

Transparency In A Post-Truth World

Carry Somers | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Style
Carry Somers

For Fashion Revolution, truth means transparency and transparency implies honesty, openness, communication and accountability. Transparency means that if human rights or environmental abuses are discovered, it is far easier for relevant stakeholders to understand what went wrong, who is responsible and how to fix it. It also helps unions, communities and garment workers themselves to more swiftly alert brands to human rights and environmental concerns.

Is Donald Trump Trying To Change Journalism?

Maria Karvouni | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Maria Karvouni

It is better to not believe a truth than to believe a lie, because this defines yourself too. If you believe a lie that has negative effects, it shows you may have malicious intentions. But if you don't believe a truth that has negative effects, then you may be well-disposed. The choice is yours. Above all, be smart and see in depth.

Don't Tell Me 'Post-Truth' Politics Is Anything Other Than Lying

Helen Clifford | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Clifford

I learnt what a white lie was in a Sainsbury's car park when I was about seven. Someone asked my Mother whether she had any spare change. She apologis...

Living In A Post-Truth Age

Canon J.John | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Canon J.John

I've been reflecting on the announcement from Oxford Dictionaries that, courtesy of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump amongst other things, the ...

Post-Truth Politics And You

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jackson Rawlings

Why you should care that facts mean nothing in politics any more You might have heard the term post-truthism recently. From Adam Curtis' latest doc...

We Should All Be Afraid of Life in a Post-Truth World

Jack Harvey | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Harvey

If this is the post-truth era, we should be scared of it. If the post-truth era is upon us, we are living in a world where paranoia is the new rationality and where ignorance brings fame and attention. It is a world where intellectuals and research are cast aside and the capacity to talk on the cheapest level is praised as courageous and honourable; a world where rational thinking and adherence to evidence is unfashionable.

A Postmodern Postmortem - The Expert Is Dead

Max Sanderson | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Max Sanderson

In the wake of the recent resurgence by a certain Mr Andrew Wakefield and, what can only be described as his dangerously tenuous (read; non-existent) ...

British-Asian and All Things Wild and Wonderful

Ravinder Randhawa | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ravinder Randhawa

I'm going to say something rather revolutionary: it's an amazing thing to be a British-Asian, and in addition to be a British-Asian woman. This may be rather a different song to the one that some others are singing, but for me it carries the music of two oceans, two cultures, two worlds - clashing and colliding!

Just Who Is Responsible for the Quality of Our Elections?

Dragana Brown | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Dragana Brown

As the election veers towards the finishing line with all the pizazz of a wobbly egg and spoon race, our politicians' thespian talents are now firmly...

Why UK Politicians Cannot Tell The Truth

David C. M. Carter | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

It struck me today why no politician can ever tell the truth to voters. Why they never answer the direct question interviewers ask them. It's shockingly naïve of me to not have worked it out sooner.

The UK Election - Whatever Happened to Truth?

Dragana Brown | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dragana Brown

The UK election is now fully underway, the jockeys jockeying, the hurdles raised, the betting slips already hitting the mail mat. And the accusations,...

Solar Eclipse Proves We Cannot Trust the Sun

James Moran | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

The Sun is in fact a spherical ball of molten hot plasma with a diameter about 109 times that of the Earth. Not sounding so nice anymore, right?

Truth in Journalism - The Forgotten Art?

Dragana Brown | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Dragana Brown

The entire press industry seems to be founded and carried out upon a contaminated money making, ego drilling field where journalists who do see better get ensnared in the pressure to oblige their editors and proprietors.

How to Be in the Moment

James Moran | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

I'll try to put this in a way that can get through to you, given how much you are struggling. You know other moments? Yeh, well forget about them. Be in the moment.

83% of Articles Uploaded 'Without Websites Even Checking Content'

James Moran | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

Research suggests that as long as interesting, but probably factually inaccurate subheadings are used, writers can get away with putting irrelevant or even dangerous content on the internet.

Why the Pen Will Always Remain Mightier Than the Sword

BritChick Paris | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
BritChick Paris

The 12 people that died this week were not just heroes, they were martyrs. They gave up their lives in the name of freedom of speech. It is for this reason that 7 January must be remembered as a day of enlightenment once the pain and grief ebb away.