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COVID-19: A Catalyst for Shifting Attitudes Towards the Environment?

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have witnessed unprecedented months of crisis, fake news and global tragedy. Many of us have never lived through – and may never live through again – a pandemic which completely upheaves our daily lives. Emerging from this upheaval is a shifting change in attitude towards holidays abroad, purchasing fast-fashion …

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Virtual Fashion: We are no longer getting clothed – we are getting CLO 3D

woman wearing red and black top and blue distressed bottoms wearing gray and black virtual reality sunglasses

As has often occurred during lockdown, boredom struck, and I found myself scrolling through my feed on social media. However, when I received an Instagram notification of Hanifa Bridal’s live, I never expected what I saw. Hanifa showcased her Pink Label Congo line via a virtual runway. The virtual runway was, and is, extraordinary. The …

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FGM Act 2003: 99 Problems and Getting Convictions Is 1

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is mainly practiced in African countries as a coming of age ritual. FGM is seen as part of a religious or cultural practice to preserve a young girl’s purity. The communities in which it is practiced do not view it as a barbaric tradition. An uncut girl is not only treated …

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Brussels, We Have a Problem: the lack of EU initiative during the Covid-19 crisis

Recent years have not been easy for the EU. Examples of strain include the rise of Euroscepticism amongst its Member States, Le Pen’s presidential campaign and the “undemocratic” legal reforms in Poland. Now, with Brexit going ahead, the EU needs to show the remaining 27 Member States their strength and the desirability of maintaining their …

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The impact of Marcus Rashford’s U-turn campaign

Marcus Rashford Marcus Rashford is a 22 year-old footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United and England. Despite these unprecedented times, Rashford has managed to bring some light to the UK through his relentless campaigning over the introduction of free food vouchers over the six-week holiday for children eligible for free school meals. …

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Councils confront funding crisis in the face of the Coronavirus.

As the coronavirus sweeps the globe governments are having to step up in order to meet the challenge. Public health concerns have forced them to impose quarantines on their citizens. Those that can work from home have been told to do so and all, but essential business have been instructed to shutter. The effects of …

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What does the law say about face masks?

From the 15th June 2020, it’s now mandatory in England to wear face coverings on public transport such as bus, train, ferries and planes apart from children under 11 years old. The law states that “no person may, without reasonable excuse, use a public transport service without wearing a face covering”. Face coverings don’t necessarily …

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How does Black Lives Matter fit into Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance?

It’s clear that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement transpires through every aspect of the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors which are being increasingly considered in investment decisions. Investors are going all in on ESG themes and the standard is being used as data to identify growth opportunities, among other things, in companies …

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Police Brutality in the USA: A Look into contemporary Racial Issues

In light of the recent, racially-motivated murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor but to name a few, one would be justified in questioning how much we have progressed since then, or if we have progressed at all. The unlawful killings of black members of society at the hands of police is not …

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