Category: Politics

Earlier this week, The Supreme Court ruled against the appeal challenging the government’s refusal to provide women from Northern Ireland with abortion treatment through the NHS for free. The court was divided 3-2 against the appeal, claiming that they sympathised with Northern Irish women but that there is a need to...

“The big problem today, of course, is how to stop our kids voting,” Ron Liddle wrote in his column for The Sun on Wednesday. “You just know they’ll do the wrong thing. Wander down to the polling booth with their scatty heads full of unicorn tears and marshmallows.” By Friday morning, though, it was clear that 18-25 year...

It’s an election that has left more confusion than in 2010, but it also took the country by surprise. The media largely denounced Corbyn and May seemed confident of victory. The lack of consideration for a hung parliament has led to back room deals in minutes with little detail and no transparency. So how did everyone...

At 11am on the 18th of April, Theresa May called the General Election, and I can honestly say I felt nothing. I felt so empty because politically, I was spent. I know I’m not alone in saying that after a year that brought us Donald Trump, confusing Brexit negotiations, unexpected losses in Labour ‘safe seats’ and the...

Since 2010, Britain has, in one form or another, had a Conservative government. In that time, the most vulnerable in our society have suffered. Below, I have outlined a selection of reasons as to why I implore you to vote tactfully to remove the Conservatives from power on June 8th.   Disability I’d like to start with...

  As someone who passionately voted to Remain in the EU, along with millions of others, I was left distraught by the Brexit victory. In the days and weeks immediately following the referendum, I engaged in debates and dialogue with my fellow Remainers surrounding the disturbingly narrow margin by which the vote was...

So we’ve turned the corner post-Brexit and found ourselves faced with another major voting period. This time it’s another general election, out of the blue. After 2015 and 2016, the thought of yet another election makes me feel sick. Not only about the possible results, but the thought of going through another period...

I came to Newcastle at the end of 2013 as a Erasmus student from Germany, feeling immediately at home in a city that shares not only an industrial historical background with my hometown Dortmund, but also a very similar spirit and idiom among the people living there: down-to-earth and fun loving, sometimes mouthy but...

To those who voted out, Today, we are grieving. When I say “we”, I mean all the EU citizens and potential future workers of the UK, I mean all the students who will never have the chance to experience Erasmus in England, I mean all the people already there and who had a happy life in a country they considered home...

Iused to think all women shortlists were degrading, portraying women as a group that should be given places in parliament out of pity, not because of their ability. However, through being social secretary of Newcastle University Labour Society and having the opportunity to speak to women on all sides of the party,...