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The Art of Diplomacy Pt 1: Franchising Cultural Heritage

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In November, Emmanuel Macron, the French President, travelled to China to officially open the new Pompidou centre on the famous West Bund in Shanghai. The state-owned Pompidou Centre is one of Paris’ most famous museums and art collections, housing artworks from almost every big-name, western artist since the 1850s. As a result, visitors to the …

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GE 2019: Our Last Chance to Stop Climate Change?

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The upcoming General Election on the 12th December is a time of anticipation for many, with significant discussion in the media regarding newly updated manifestos and publicised debates between parties. Some of the most serious and topical issues are frequently flagged up; including our National Health Service, our immigration policy, and now, the Environment. The …

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Impeachment or the 500th bump in the road for Trump?

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Trump opens an impeachment inquiry by pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political opponent. It turns out that there is actually a limit to how much the American congress will allow Trump to get away with. For the past two years, horrified observers have looked on as Trump has separated asylum seekers from their children for …

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Opinion: “And what about us? The erasure of Black people in today’s political discourse”

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The disregard towards racism within our political system strikes me as shocking. While racism is at perhaps its most apt today, there seems to be little consideration for anti-black rhetoric. For example, Jacob Rees-Mogg’s recent insult to the tragedy of Grenfell, the reinstatement of Anne Marie Morris as Tory whip after her brazenly saying “n****r …

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The UK Constitution Cannot Be Exploited for Political Gain

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The UK is often referred to as an elective dictatorship, where the elected government is handed wide-ranging powers for the duration of their term in office with minimal checks on this power. In the absence of an American-style written constitution, the relatively few checks and balances on governmental power has the potential to be exploited …

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British People Stand Up To Attempted Tyranny

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In the most turbulent period UK politics has seen for decades, you could be forgiven for being somewhat pessimistic about the state of our affairs. However, if you look past the parliamentary prorogation, Tory Party purges, and political shenanigans, there is reason to be hopeful. Although the actions of party leaders and top ministers have …

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Summary: What’s happened in Parliament This Summer?

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How we got to where we are: With the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), fast approaching, this is arguably one of the most crucial periods in the nation’s history of parliamentary politics and democracy. Many believed that former Prime Minister (PM) May’s exit deal with the EU, reached in November 2018 marked …

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