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Chloe Gray

Chloe Gray
LGBT+

Bermuda Takes A Huge Step Backwards By Repealing Same Sex Marriage

Just two months after huge history was made in Australia with the Australian government legalising same-sex marriage, Bermuda takes a massive step backward repealing their bill legalising same-sex marriage just six months after it was signed. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin signed a bill legalising domestic partnerships for LGBT+ couples in Bermuda, which will replace marriage. The action was immediately criticised by LGBT+ citizens and members of the community. The Minister of Home Affairs, Walton Brown,

Europe/UK

Survivors Of British Terror Attacks Come Together To Help Others

The group Survivors Against Terror is a new organization which is made up of the survivors, families and loved ones of the numerous terror attacks that took place in England last year. They aim to lobby the Government to improve the support they provide for victims and on their counter-terrorism policies. Brendan Cox, who is the husband of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed, and Mike Haines, whose brother David was beheaded on camera

Politics

Theresa May Does Not Believe Trump Is Unfit To Be President

After recent accusations in the book Fire And Fury by Michael Wolff of Donald Trump being unfit to be president of the U.S. and him being mentally unfit, Trump has dismissed the book as a work of ‘fiction‘ and went as far as to call the author a ‘fraud.‘ It has not stopped the cultural buzz surrounding the book and journalists asking other world leaded what their opinion on it is. In a recent interview with

Europe/UK

How The Net Neutrality Repeal Will Affect The UK

Net neutrality, by definition, means the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favouring or blocking particular products or websites. So it means that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to treat all web traffic the same. If you are like me and are from the U.K., you’re probably also wondering what exactly is going to happen to us, in light of The Federal Communications

Feminism

Brock Turner Let Out of Jail After Only Serving Half Of His 6 Month Sentence

In January of 2015, Brock Turner was accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman, he was caught by two international students, who later testified at his trial. A year later, in March of 2016, Turner was found guilty and only sentenced to 6 months in county jail when the maximum sentence is 14 years in state prison. Turner has recently been released from prison serving only 3 months of his sentence, which is less than

Real Life

The Manchester Arena Attack: 6 Months Later

Six months ago today, May 22nd, 2017, the whole world was collectively stunned and saddened when an awful terrorist attack took place at Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena. 22 people lost their lives in the attack and over 500 were injured out of the 21,000 who were at the concert but no one who went into the arena came out the same, even six months after it still greatly affects everyone. Ariana Grande

Politics

Theresa May is Already Under Pressure to Get Rid of the Brexit Date

Less than a week ago, on Friday 10th November, Theresa May announced that Britain will officially be leaving the EU on the 29th March 2019, and is already facing backlash from both Tory and Labour MPs. At a recent meeting, which will be the first of eight sessions this month, MPs voiced concern that the proposal will “tie the hands” of the U.K. — forcing us out of Europe even if we are not fully

Feminism

Women Are Wearing Their Abortion Stories In This Exhibition To Demolish the Stigma

Abortion has always been a taboo topic of conversation, especially in recent years where people have very strong pro-choice or pro-life opinions. In an exhibition, “My Body, My Life”, which was originally part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is set to open on the 7th November in Oxford. Created by Lesley Hoggart, from Open University and Imogen Goold, a professor of law at Oxford University. In the exhibition, women are wearing the stories of their

Politics

The Labour Party Is Campaigning For The Voting Age To Be Lowered To 16

At the moment, in the U.K., over 1.5 million 16- and 17-year-olds are too young to vote in elections. The latest general election in Britain saw the highest number of 18-to-24-year-old voters in decades, which has sparked the question: if this generation is so politically informed why should we deny 16 and 17 year olds a say in their countries leadership? Labour MP Jim McMahon has been at the forefront of this campaign, proposing not

Europe/UK

The NHS Has Indefinitely Banned Smokers and the Obese From Receiving Surgery

New controversial plans have been drawn up in Hertfordshire that allows the NHS to ban obese and patients who smoke from receiving nonemergent surgery until have lost weight and or quit smoking. These restrictions are thought to be some of the most extreme and have already been criticised by the Royal College if Surgeons, the vice president had called for “urgent rethink” of policies which he said were “discriminatory” and went against the fundamental principles

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