Category: Politics Matters

The UK has voted to leave the EU – but what does this mean?

As of around 5am June 24, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The leave campaign lead with a million votes advantage, with 17 million voters backing the leave campaign. Nigel Farage, head of UKIP and the Leave.EU (separate to the Vote Leave group) campaign said this was a victory for “the real …

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24 June 2016
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Voter Apathy // Lack of Empathy?

apathy // APATHY Noun     /ˈæp.ə.θi/  A-path-ee Behaviour that shows no interest or energy and shows that someone is unwilling to take action, especially over something important: Widespread apathy among students Voter apathy source That up there, is the Cambridge Dictionary definition of Apathy, something pretty much almost every single human being on the planet has …

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28 April 2016
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What Is ACTUALLY Going On With The NHS?!

So different news websites and papers are confusing the heck out of the UK public as to what is actually going on with the NHS in 2016. We see on a regular basis that Junior Doctors are striking, the masses are hatin’ on Jeremy Hunt (The Minister for Health), and reports show that the NHS …

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27 April 2016
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REGISTERING TO VOTE. Just do it.

As you may know, the EU Referendum is happening on the 23rd June, but there are also LOCAL ELECTIONS for Government happening on the 5th May 2016 too. For both, you need to have registered to vote; and there are deadlines for registering. For the local elections, the deadline is the 18th April. It takes …

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17 April 2016
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Why Politics Matter?

If you haven’t been reading, watching, listening to the news, or heck, even just opening your eyes this week, you would have seen a lot of things about a place called Panama and it’s papers, and something to do with Brexit and some referendum happening. There is much to get through, I must admit, this …

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15 April 2016
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EU Referendum – What You Need To Know

Stop what you’re doing. I’m not going to pester or preach to you, but if you’re going to be blatantly ignorant about it all, I may as well just scream in your face about the EU Referendum. Because if you’re under 30, this is one of the biggest decisions you could make, and it is …

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14 April 2016
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Panama Papers? Pardon?

Why we need to be more like France and Iceland. A conversation I had with my sister. So, The Panama Papers are basically a leak of accurately 11.5million files from a database of the world’s FOURTH biggest offshore law firm, MOSSACK FONSECA. The leak came from an anonymous source and was obtained by a German newspaper Süddeutsche …

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08 April 2016
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Government Plans to Scrap Maintenance Grants in NUS #CutTheCosts Campaign

By Adrienne Watson Join the Fight against Government Plans to Scrap Maintenance Grants in NUS #CutTheCosts Campaign As part of the 2015 Budget, the government has put plans in place to get rid of maintenance grants for full-time students and replace them with a new loans-based system from September 2016. This move will affect more than …

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14 October 2015
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SCRATCH POLITICS RUNNER UP FOR GE2015 Student Media Awards

The i Newspaper, along with NUS, and the Student Media Organisations: NaSTA, SRA and SPA, judged content made by Student Media outlets for the GE2015 Student Media Awards. Laura Peberday, Ex Editor of The Scratch, and Editor of Scratch Politics became Runner Up for the work in Scratch Politics in New Deal student journalist of the …

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21 August 2015
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Hundreds turnout for Chancellor’s Budget Protest

Trade unions and hundreds of local residents turned out in Birmingham City Centre for the Budget Protest. Organised by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity, UNISON, University and College Union and many other trade unions and socialist parties, the protest was against the Chancellor’s George Osborne Budget, announced earlier this afternoon. So how is it going …

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08 July 2015
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