The first 2 weeks of November has seen a migrant border crisis go from bad, to worse, to critical. An estimated more than 4,000 people, largely of Middle-Eastern origin, have gathered at the Kuznica border crossing, attempting to pass from … Continue reading In the argument between Belarus and Poland, Migrants shouldn’t get caught in the middle.
Electoral reform is an ever-present topic of debate within British politics. Although many people will remember the 2011 referendum on Alternative Vote that garnered a catastrophic turnout of just 42.2%, the mood on proportional representation, at least among the left, … Continue reading It’s Time for Labour to Back the Changing Tide on Electoral Reform
A new extradition hearing commenced on Wednesday in London’s High Court against the Wikileaks co-founder, Julian Assange. If the USA’s endeavour to extradite him is successful, Assange will face charges of espionage and hacking which could see him face up … Continue reading An Assange on Democracy: Free Speech and Free Press
It is looking as though Xi Jinping of China will not be attending the COP-26 conference, due to be held in Glasgow from the 31st October – it is assumed representatives will be sent in his place. China is a … Continue reading Climate Commitments can’t Cease with China
the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. Oxford English Dictionary Alanis Morrissette’s song “Ironic” has been subject to derision ever since its release in 1996. Sat in a … Continue reading Isn’t it Ironic?
Anyone with an eye on the media will have struggled to avoid the recent Insulate Britain protests, with 12 disruptive actions in the last 4 weeks. Protestors have blocked traffic on the M25, the M4 and the M1 around London, … Continue reading Insulate Britain: A Cold Reception from the Conservatives
I’m happy to be writing this as the first official editor of the Polsoc paper. I’m passionate about two things; writing and politics. So, this is absolutely the perfect venture for me and something I’m equally as excited about, is … Continue reading The Polsoc Paper Revival
Austria faces its 8th presidential election by popular vote this April. For all people who are (quite understandably) not so versed in the Austrian political system: the President of Austria could be compared to an electable Queen. His main … Continue reading Fight for the powerless throne
Last month the first Russian intervention in the Middle East in nearly forty years was initiated, Russian air strikes rained over Syria and with them, potentially the first unforgivingly overt challenge to American unilateral power since the end of the … Continue reading Russing In: Russia Is Challenging America’s Control in the Middle East
Happy birthday, United Nations! On October 23, our beloved organisation is going to be 70 years old. On 26 June 2014, Ban Ki-moon announced a series of events to celebrate 70 years of “Strong UN. Better World”. But one question … Continue reading Dear old UN, It’s time to get retired