May 25, 2020

A trade union is a radical organisation within society. The notion that workers should be able to collectively ensure they have rights at work, safety checks and fair pay may seem normal now, but was once defined by its radicalism against the ruling classes. From the l...

May 14, 2020

The age of the media politician is well and truly upon us. From hits on social media to constant political interviews, long read profiles to politicians on reality TV shows (or the other way around in Donald Trump’s case), politicians are defined by their personality....

May 6, 2020

Throughout education, we are always told to be as academically successful as possible. Why is this the case? Good qualifications are more likely to guarantee a stable, well paid job, that has a greater impact on the world. This can inevitably mean a better quality of l...

April 24, 2020

There are aspects of politics that remain crucial however awful the specific crisis is. While coronavirus has transformed so many people’s lives around the globe, the principle that ministers - those governing us - must be accountable for their actions remains wholly r...

April 6, 2020

The summer of 2015 seems like a lifetime ago. Few readers of this website would have started university or even their further education studies like A-levels. Prime Minister David Cameron reigned supreme after surprisingly winning an overall majority at the 2015 Genera...

March 24, 2020

Time and time again, music has been proven to unite groups together against injustice in society. In the 1970s, ‘Rock against Racism’ was a powerful force against widespread bigotry. Meanwhile, ‘Live Aid’ in 1985 used the power of music to raise money for the Ethiopian...

March 8, 2020

There are some events which leave a lasting impact on humankind. They are not restricted to one country but part of a global trend shaping lives for decades to come. This is undoubtedly the case with coronavirus. Described by Daniel Finkelstein in the Times as the new...

March 1, 2020

I don’t remember a lot about my early years in education, but the feelings that never left me were those relating to criticism. Whether it was a school report or direct punishment, education that delivered sanctions were far more memorable than any praise. The same can...

February 14, 2020

In most circumstances, there is nothing wrong with a reshuffle. In a small organisation, it may allow people to develop their talents by trying different skills. At a busy restaurant with friends, changing seats gives people the opportunity to talk to those who were pr...

January 18, 2020

Insanity, as Einstein once said, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. When political discourse is in such decline, it would hardly be kind to label Nicola Sturgeon, the first Minister of Scotland, as insane. But she is certainly...

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