Cutting the costs of crime: For a more equitable prison system

4th September 2016

Violent crime costs the UK over £124 billion a year, £4,700 for every household. The biggest assault on the public purse is prison expenditure. The annual cost of a prison place in England and Wales marks around £37,648. This surpasses the fees of even the most prestigous private schools. Yet … read more

The Workplace of the 21st century

3rd September 2016

The nature of work and what it means in society has, of course, developed and changed throughout the centuries. From what was largely a mass agrarian base through to the sprawling Industrial Revolution, the workplace and employees’ place in it has constantly evolved technologically. Technology, advances in machinery, the computer … read more

Opinion: Owen Jones, Terrorists and the Importance of Context

19th June 2016

In the now infamous Sky News press preview where Guardian columnist, Owen Jones ‘stormed’ off (in a tabloid world where ‘storming’ is actually walking off in a very disgruntled but polite fashion), talking about the homophobic terrorist that committed the Orlando atrocity he stated “if he went into a synagogue and … read more

In favour of British Federalism

5th April 2016

“All politics is local” Former US House Speaker Tip O’Neill One fact that escapes many foreign observers is that the UK is a nation of many nations; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Each nation has a separate culture and often a separate language, even if English remains the de … read more

Should the Government be doing more to beat cancer?

8th February 2016

Following the recent tragic and high profile deaths of David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Terry Wogan all from cancer, should the government be investing more into tackling this terrible disease? I, like the rest of the world, was shocked on each occasion to hear of the deaths of three legends … read more

Teens, Not Criminals: The journey towards a Second-Chance Society

29th January 2016

Following a High Court ruling on the 22nd of January, it has been declared that criminal record checks are ‘unlawful‘ and ‘arbitrary’ because they force those applying to certain jobs (such as teaching and social care) to disclose “minor silliness.” By this the judges meant non-violent offences that have been … read more

Opinion: Why is Feminism still a contentious issue?

21st January 2016

Feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes Why is this such a difficult concept for many to grasp? Since the movement came to prominence in the 1970s, it has not always been popular. Criticism, although, was not only from men. Equal pay, … read more

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