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For The Record: Research, Rising Cases & Rule-Breakers

13 September 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Even for those of us who try to follow the endless headlines, it’s even harder to track the important topics. Thats why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local The big story in […]

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Confessions of a Former Unionist

25 August 2020

The 2010s were a rollercoaster ride of a decade when it came to politics. It has been confusing, upsetting and, in some cases, terrifying seeing the path that countries around the world are taking. Looking back though, there’s one vote that I’ve grown to regret more and more as the years have gone by. I’m […]

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What To Do With Donald Trump In November

11 August 2020

As a Scot looking in, I would like to think I have a good read on America. I’ve visited the country, take more than a passing interest in their current affairs and study alongside literally thousands of them. My thoughts on America is that it is equally, if not more, mental than any other country. My hypothesis was […]

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Jeff Bezos Made $13 Billion in a Day, and Times Readers are Loving It

29 July 2020

Yes, I read The Times. No, I don’t own a Barbour jacket. But occasionally I like to peer into the minds of those who certainly do, and in such moments, I turn to The Times’ comments pages. Today, dear reader, I invite you along with me, as together we hear the arguments in favour of […]

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Theatres and Coronavirus: The Final Curtain Call for the UK’s Arts Industry

27 July 2020

Earlier this month the government announced a £1.57bn support package aiming to “protect Britain’s world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions” after weeks of lobbying from industry leaders. The support package from the government includes: A £1.15bn support pot for cultural organisations in England delivered through a mix of grants and loans. This will be made up […]

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New Leader, New Labour?

13 July 2020

Politics isn’t easy when the public won’t take you seriously, and after a decade out of office there comes a point when you have to wonder whether the problem is you, not them. Scandals reported in progressively shrill headlines don’t help matters, and the opportunities given by another five years in the wilderness don’t stretch […]

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First as Farce, then as Tragedy: Monty Python as Government Policy

12 July 2020

There is a sketch in season 1, episode 3 of Monty Python’s Flying Circus called Stolen Newsreader that I have been thinking about a lot recently. It goes something like this: John Cleese begins to read the six o’clock news in calm, even tones when suddenly several bandits burst through the door. They fire their […]

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Coronavirus: Did We Overreact?

26 June 2020

It’s not often that you get the feeling that you are living through a historic moment – that your present reality is a defining period which will shape the world for generations to come and be etched into the national psyche along with events such as WWII. Yet it feels as if we are in […]

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Rap and Race: BlackLivesMatter Music

24 June 2020

Although viewed by some as mindless lyrics and 808 beats, rap becomes especially meaningful when listened to in its historical and social context. Rap serves as a way to highlight injustices, particularly those faced by black Americans. Rap first took a distinct form in the 1970s in New York City. As disco began its decline, […]

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Petrified: White Supremacy Set In Stone

22 June 2020

The past few months completely shook the unsuspecting year of 2020, and as countries across the globe went into lockdown it seemed as if the world had gone quiet. It was in the midst of this silence that the Black Lives Matter movement erupted following the murder – it was murder – of George Floyd […]

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