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No More Walkers Salt And Vinegar?

Carina Maggar | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Comedy
Carina Maggar

News on the potato-front is that Walkers Crisps are threatening us, the British public, with the discontinuation of their iconic (and arguably most de...

Voting For Our NHS, Schools And Essential Public Services

Linsey Wynton | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents
Linsey Wynton

Visiting the polling station with your parents on election day isn't your traditional family day out. But my son aged six and twins aged four have asked to come along. They know it's also their future we will be voting for.

9 Excuses Not To Vote And Why They're A Load Of Codswallop

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK

After six weeks of campaigning, manifesto leaks and u-turns, confusing polls and a hefty amount of mudslinging, the General Election is finally here. ...

Why The Tories Are Not My Cuppa

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Anastasia Kyriacou

On Thursday, Britain heads to the polls to cast a vote that will determine which political party will shape the next five years. Here is why the Tories are absolutely not my cup of tea...

Young People, Take Control Of Your Future

Molly Thompson | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

You can't simultaneously complain about the future of this country whilst doing nothing about it. Don't sit on your arse and pretend this election has nothing to do with you. Don't prove Theresa May and the older generations right. Defy any expectations they may have about you and show that you really do give a shit about your future.

I Am Young, An Ex-Remainer And Live In A Red Safe Seat - Why Will I Be Voting Conservative?

Nicholas Brown | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Brown

Economists use the term 'opportunity cost' to describe the money that you cannot use elsewhere when deciding to allocate funds to one area. Jeremy Corbyn's spending plans epitomise this - there just isn't enough money to do what he wants without driving up debts and taxes!

Why I'll Be Voting Labour Despite Being Disappointed In Corbyn

Alex Sinclair Lack | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Sinclair Lack

If you're not planning to vote because you don't think politicians care about you. They probably don't care about you because you and your demographic don't vote enough. Register to vote, you have one day left. It takes five minutes. For the first time in a long time, we have a real choice between different worldviews.

Sharing Election Articles: Dos and Don'ts

Thomas H. Brand | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
Thomas H. Brand

So, it's time to face another election. And you know what that means? The Social Media Armchair Electioneering has begun!

The Definitive Ranking Of Christmas Chocolate As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Tis the season to eat our body weight in chocolate and have absolutely no remorse. But what is your sugary weapon of choice? Perhaps you are a family...

Vote For Your Ultimate Marmite Food Pairing

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

#MarmiteGate has swept the nation, forcing many of us to re-evaluate our relationship with the ever controversial spread. For those who stand firmly i...

Why I'm Voting For Owen Smith - And So Should You

Euan Healey | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

Then as the so-called coup began, as resignations began to happen, I began to wake up to a reality that many had already seen. Jeremy, while his politics are great, was not going to be a man to lead us to an election victory. When you cannot command the support of your MPs - how can you be expected to command the support of the country.

Leaving the EU Feels Like a Death in the Family

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics
Wayne Hemingway

Those of us that understand the positive impact of migration to the UK must "hug" the migrants. We must remember that 48% is a very large proportion. Democracy may have failed us in the short term but we have to find a way to mitigate this disaster.

Three Reforms to Make Sure We Do Referendums Better in the UK

Katie Ghose | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

Last week's referendum raised some serious questions about the nature of the democracy we have - and the type we want to create. But given the current post-referendum confusion, now's the time to revisit the purpose and value of this particular type of public decision - and what makes for a 'good' or 'bad' referendum. So here are three reforms for future referendum campaigns...

What Next for the Labour Party?

Euan Healey | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

It's the million voter question. But one that I doubt I'll be able to answer - especially given that the Labour Party itself is failing to be able to answer it, as Jeremy Corbyn has today announced that he will not resign even following the loss of a vote of confidence by 172 votes to 40.

Leaving the EU - What Now for the Younger Generation?

Johnny Luk | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Johnny Luk

As times go by, it will be up to us to become more prominent, not just through protest, but through engagement in politics, to shun the pressure of a 'post-truth era' and who knows - in the future, we might well re-join, or forge another club - led by us.

Why You Must Vote Today - On Behalf of Those Who Can't

Euan Healey | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

Today, as you might have heard (I mean no-one has really mentioned it at all), Britain finds itself on the precipice of the greatest decision it has had to make in a generation. This question eats the West Lothian question for breakfast, and snacks on general elections. That's right - it's referendum time!

Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Marie Maurer | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics
Marie Maurer

I approach voting the way I approach most things. A long period of avoiding thinking about it at all. Followed by a last-minute panic. That's what ...

Brexit or Remain? As a Parent, I Know How I'll Be Voting

Shumailla Dar | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Parents
Shumailla Dar

As a mother of two and a long-time public servant I have real concerns about the pressures being placed on public services in this country; with growing class sizes, the lack of places at good schools, and excruciatingly long waiting times at my local doctor's surgery and A&E, I'm frustrated by the increased strain being placed on our services in this country as a whole. But I've remained mostly on the fence.

On the Importance of Voting

Tom Bailey | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Bailey

This Thursday, on the 23rd of June, millions of people will be going to polling stations throughout the UK in order to cast their vote. The people of the UK will be deciding whether we should remain or leave the European Union, a decision that will have a drastic influence over the future of our country. It will affect every one of our lives, and it will determine the role the United Kingdom plays in the world for decades to come.

Why Europe Is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread - The Passionate Case for Remain

Euan Healey | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

The environment, terrorism, refugees, technological development - these are the things that will define this generation, but they remain things that do not pay attention to border crossings and barbed wire, issues that can only be combatted internationally. Aligning ourselves with Europe, backing Remain could just be the most important decision that you will make this century.

EU Referendum Demonstrates How Democracy Is Breaking

David Mooney | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Politics
David Mooney

Democracy is a very good idea in principle, but in practise sometimes it doesn't work in the way many would like it to. In that sense, it's a little bit like Ade Akinbiyi - weak, slow and doesn't get a lot done, but is probably worth a punt on deadline day because there's not many other decent options around.

Sesquipedalian and Brevity - The Wow of Wordsmithery and the Wonders It Can Work in Our World

Alison Powell | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK
Alison Powell

'Hippopotamus', he said, 'Sticklebrick', she said. This was my friend Ben and I. The large water wallowing mammal was Ben's response to my question, ...

Boris Johnson Is a Very Clever Man

Zoë Brown | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Politics
Zoë Brown

We all exaggerate in interviews. Whether it's claiming that your worst trait is your perfectionism when actually it's your lack of punctuality or taki...

'Super Thursday' Showed Us That British Politics Has Changed Forever

Katie Ghose | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

If you were following it, it was easy to get lost last week underneath the bar charts and rapid analysis of Thursday's elections - the 'winners and losers', the ups and downs. Because there were some very revealing signs of the longer term trends affecting political behaviour and future shape of the UK - and they need to be talked about.

PCC Hustings: Who Will South Wales Muslims Be Voting for on 5th May Election?

Robiu Salisu | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Robiu Salisu

On May 5th members of the public will vote for their new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the South Wales area. Ahead of the vote Swansea MEND,...