Chernobyl at 30: The nuclear disaster that shook the world

1st May 2016

April 26th marked the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest technological disasters the world has ever seen. At 1:23am, on the morning of April 26th 1986, a huge explosion ripped reactor four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant apart. Released from the plant, situated in northern Ukraine, was roughly … read more

The EU Referendum deal: Inconvenient Truths

30th March 2016

The Conservative Party made much of it’s promise of an EU referendum in the run up to the May 2015 election.  They did this even to the showboating extent of having a daring, or attention-seeking, heckler turn up to a United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) event and tell those who … read more

The EU referendum: a historic choice

21st February 2016

Much is being made of Cameron’s renegotiation of the terms of the UK’s EU membership in the press, but this represents nothing new for those old enough to have already voted on Britain’s membership of the European community. David Cameron faces a similar renegotiation process as Harold Wilson over 40 … read more

Albert Rivera: A rising figure in Spain’s political crisis?

9th February 2016

Albert Rivera, leader of Spain’s centre-right-wing party, Citizens, has presented a powerful and fresh image in the debates of recent months. One of them, between Rivera and Pablo Iglesias of Podemos, made Rivera seem to be a reliable candidate over Iglesias who offered a tired and grey image. Certainly Albert … read more

The Refugee Crisis through the eyes of Banksy

30th January 2016

The anonymous artist known as “Banksy,” has once again put his artistic and poignant spin on current affairs. Amid reports of the use of tear gas in Refugee Camps in Calais, a new piece of graffiti has appeared opposite the French Embassy in London. The iconic “Les Miserables” image of … read more

Podemos’ rise to power: Not so fast

22nd January 2016

Podemos, the biggest sensation in the Spanish political arena for decades, has been a hot topic of debate in recent weeks. The latest polls put them in a stalemate with PSOE, gaining between 50 and 80 seats in the Parliament if an election was held today. However, other polls cipher it on just … read more

Cyprus: Reuniting a divided island

20th January 2016

Progress has been made on ending one of the longest standing conflicts on Europe’s eastern frontier. Unlike the stalemates ranging from eastern Ukraine, to Crimea, to northern Georgia and Syria, the 41 year partition of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean appears to be a place where Europe’s embattled diplomats might … read more

The Spanish elections: What the results mean for Spain and the rest of us

21st December 2015

The frontpage of El Español, A Spanish daily newspaper, tomorrow reads “The Rajoy disaster leaves government in the wind”. Undoubtedly tonight’s result was something that Rajoy, Spain’s incumbent Prime Minister, and leader of the center-right pro-austerity People’s Party (PP) was dreading. The result tonight leaves Spain unsure who will be … read more

The Spanish General Election: The election of a generation

20th December 2015

The Debate between the two major candidates of PSOE (centre-left: Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party) and PP (centre-right: People’s Party), Pedro Sanchez and Mariano Rajoy, certainly contributed to increase the sentiment of the general public that their politicians only care about themselves. The two established parties, the Spanish equivalent of Labour and the Conservatives, … read more

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