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What does the Brexit deal mean for the future of the UK?

When the news broke on Christmas Eve that Boris Johnson and his negotiating team had agreed a Brexit trade deal, there was a mood of celebration in government. This was accompanied by the relief of much of the public, as a dreaded no-deal Brexit finally seemed to have been avoided. Keir Starmer’s confirmation that the …

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The USA’s Act of Hypocrisy and Islamophobia in Guantanamo Bay

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Opinion Piece The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp was born in the wake of the 9/11 attacks under Bush’s administration in 2002. It was to house the “worst of the worst” – suspected terrorists, those who were mostly from Afghanistan, but all were Muslim. With a total number of 780 detainees to have ever been incarcerated …

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The Link Between Child Health and Education

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More children around the world – including in the UK – are becoming malnourished because they don’t have access to basic human necessities such as food. This affects their education because children who are hungry cannot concentrate, thus, they cannot learn. In 2017, the UN estimated that approximately 600 million children around the world are …

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A Nation’s Outcry: Protests in Guinea

Guinea lies on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The West African country has sparked controversy in the media following its recent presidential election.  A rundown of what’s going on in Guinea The campaign saw a bid for power between Alpha Condé, who’s been Guinea’s president since December 2010, and his opponent and former president, …

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Jide Sanwo-Olu promises reform for Lagos after a fortnight of international pressure

The Lagos State governor finds himself facing International scrutiny as Nigerian’s at home and abroad demand answers. Lagos State governor Jide Sanwo-Olu committed to a full investigation to determine who shot at protestors in light of the Lekki Toll Gate massacre. In his interview with CNN, the governor admitted that there was both “reform and …

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#NoCongoNoPhone: Tech’s reliance on cobalt

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In a progressively health conscious society, we are more inclined to scrutinise the ingredients in our food than the components that make up our tech products. Probably because your phone won’t cause you to suffer an allergic reaction – but, what if I told you someone may have suffered to get you your phone? The …

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Is Data Dehumanising our Politics?

Over the last few months we have learned that people hate being boxed in. We have been stuck indoors for much of 2020, and are still having to adjust to our lives being regulated more closely. Obviously, these are necessary sacrifices for the good of the population. However, people are also finding themselves unnecessarily locked …

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The Crown’s conversations help us understand our history

The way we are educated about our past is always a contentious issue, never more so than over the past year. Our shared past shapes our views and behaviour, which makes it vital that we understand it. Yet both sides of the political divide feel that ideology influences the issues which are covered in school …

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