Category Archives: Politics and Current Affairs

Post Election Madness (Scrapping the Human Rights Act & Ignoring Austerity Protests)

This week, one week after the UK General Election, has been one of the most prominent weeks in politics in the 21 years that I have been alive. After the shocking Exit Poll results on the night of the 7th … Continue reading

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Just Human

Blame me for the wars, For the terror; for the fights, Accuse me of violence and bloodshed, Because of who I pray to at night. Humanity lives on a double standard, Hung on an illusion, The truth hidden behind lies … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie: An Excuse for Religious Hatred and Violence?

It takes only a web search on Charlie Hebdo or Paris and the violence that took place there last Wednesday to bring up thousands of conspiracy theories claiming the truth about what really happened on that day. You will also … Continue reading

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Lets Talk About Depression

It is predicted that at least 1/5 of the adult population of the UK suffers with depression. It is also a fact that 80% of people with the illness do not seek treatment. It is the most common mental health … Continue reading

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#HeForShe A Feminist Protest (The Language Perspective)

Throughout the history of the English Language seemingly neutral words have gone through a process of pejoration or amelioration; meaning that they have acquired either negative or positive connotations, respectively. In English we have many paired nouns that refer to … Continue reading

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The Terrorists in Gaza

Group A:  Death Toll – 1,800 + in 4 weeks Injured – 8,300 + Defence System – No real army or military Group B: Death Toll – Less than 70 in 4 weeks Defence System – Multi – million funded … Continue reading

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War

I once came across a quote that read “war does not determine who is right;only who is left.” The words had a profound impact on me because, despite living in countries that are not in war, we are all living in … Continue reading

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In Response to Michael Gove

Great literature does not have boundaries. An amazing novel does not stop being amazing in another country purely because it is ‘foreign.’ Nobody rejected ‘Harry Potter’ because it was British and we did not reject ‘The Hunger Games’ because it … Continue reading

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