Category: Politics

Cost of fun: How Rio Olympics went from sport event to national tragedy

While Rio de Janeiro finds itself in a rush of organising the Olympics, the controversy around this big sports event doesn’t seem to get any smaller. Since Brazil was named the organiser of 2016 Olympics Games, a lot argue that the real cost of sports fun may be too much to handle for the country …

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09 August 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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VIDEO: Young people to vote STAY in EU referendum

It has been well acknowledged by MP’s that the EU referendum will have a resounding impact on today’s youth. Education MP Nicky Morgan said: “If Britain leaves Europe it will be young people who suffer the most, left in limbo while we struggle to find and negotiate an alternative model.” Recent polls suggest Britain is …

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19 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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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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Politics Matter

Politics Matter is a platform where young people can educate and engage themselves in the important MATTER that is Politics. With regular updates of Politics News in the UK, history and summaries of Political Parties, and terminology is going to be simplified and explained to all! Prepare to engage yourselves, and be entertained by the …
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15 March 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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Issue 1 of The Scratch out now!

Have a look at the latest issue of The Scratch online here! You can get your fix of entertainment, features, fashion & beauty, geek, and sport.

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24 September 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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