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Seeking Refuge: Why Britain?

Recent weeks have seen the ongoing migrant crisis in Calais accelerate with seemingly each night seeing more and more economic migrants attempt to storm the Channel Tunnel in hope of reaching the UK. Some merely try to hop onto the … Continue reading

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Impacts of the Rapid Increase In Smoking Prevalence In Africa

There has been a huge influx in the number of smokers in African (and other developing) countries over recent years, primarily driven by transnational corporations (TNCs), which has led to a whole plethora of problems. The surge of tobacco products … Continue reading

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Causation, Good Samaritan Laws and Blind Men Walking off Cliffs

Contributed By Joe Timmins If Person A, a Blind Man, is Walking Towards the Edge of a Cliff and Person B watches Person A do so Without Stopping him, is Person B guilty of killing Person A? Please note that … Continue reading

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The Death of Meritocracy: Positive Discrimination

Contributed by Joe Timmins     The British Equality Act 2010 was based on British principles that gender should never have any influence in employment. Amendments to the Equality Act in April 2011 allowing positive  discrimination, or “positive action” as … Continue reading

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The Death Of Facebook

Facebook faces impending doom according to a recent study by Princeton researchers, John Cannarella and Joshua Spechler, who have proclaimed that “Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80 per cent of its peak user base … Continue reading

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The Economic Consequences of Mr Salmond

2014 is building up to be one of Great Britain’s most important years in recent memory. On the 18th of September 2014, Scotland will be asked whether they want to become an independent sovereign state. It is not often that … Continue reading

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Sudetenland 2.0

A country invades a large region of another because they claim that the region in question is comprised of people from their own nation. This is something that we have all heard before during GCSE history lessons on the lead up … Continue reading

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What was the Main Reason for the Outbreak of WW1

World War I lasted for 4 years between 1914 and 1918. The total number of military and civilian casualties was over 37 million. It seems that the main reason for the start of this war was militarism, though both imperialism … Continue reading

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How far did Rasputin contribute to the fall of the Romanov dynasty in March 1917?

Rasputin was a Starets, a religious elder of the Russian Orthodox Church, who in the eyes of Lynch, a revisionist historian, was a ‘fatal disease’ inflicting damage to the Tsarist regime. When doctors failed to cure Tsarevich Alexei’s haemophilia, Tsarina … Continue reading

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Should Taxpayers Fund the Monarchy in Times of Economic Hardship?

Last week the Public Accounts Committee released a report on the Sovereign Grant paid to the Queen each year calling for the Royal Household to get ‘a much firmer grip’ on its budget; but in times of austerity cuts to … Continue reading

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Can Religion and Politics make Happy Bedfellows?

In every-day life, two of the most controversial topics of discussion are politics and religion. What happens when you bring them together? Napoleon used religion to indoctrinate the French people so that he could increase his power. Consequently, the Catholic … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Republican Parties

The Republican Party of the United States has become increasingly divided between two embattled factions – the Bush-era party elite that dominates the urban northeast and the party grassroots, largely in Southern and Western states, many of whom affiliate with … Continue reading

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Thailand: Blood, Sweat and Political Fears

We in the United Kingdom think of Thailand as a peaceful place, one of good food, low cost clothes factories and the notorious ‘Full Moon’ parties. And usually these go by day to day with little or no disturbance, with … Continue reading

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Is Labour’s Relationship with the Trade Unions an Unhealthy One?

In 1900, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) held a Conference, and formed a pressure group called the ‘Labour Representation Committee’. This group quickly became a political party, and saw an unprecedented ascendancy to the upper reaches of British politics, winning … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband: Our Knight in Shining Adenoids

When Ed Miliband stepped into the shoes of leader of the Labour party, like a new-born baby, he came out kicking, screaming and trying to make an impression on the world. He didn’t. His case was not helped by the … Continue reading

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