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Brexit Will Be A Huge Setback For Women’s Rights And Gender Equality – Here’s How

While implications for mobility, trade and the economy constantly are at the center of discussions surrounding Brexit, few are aware of its impact on those who will be hit the hardest: women and minority groups. Research has shown that Brexit could be a disaster for women in the U.K., especially those who are poor or vulnerable. It is clear that Brexit poses a great threat to women and their rights, as it could be a

Politics

Nigel Farage Suggests Second Brexit Referendum

Nigel Farage, the ex-UKIP Leader and the most vocal and passionate “Brexiteer” pushing for Brexit, has recently suggested that the UK should perhaps have a second referendum on the issue. Maybe, just maybe, we should have a second referendum on EU membership. It would kill off the issue for a generation once and for all. https://t.co/FQxniMi5MA — Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 11, 2018 The 53-year-old politician made the claim soon after his presence on the

International

Controversial Blue Passport for Post-Brexit Britain

For the first time since 1988, the passport of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is returning to its original blue. The document, in itself a symbol of national identity, has been burgundy red since the country entered the European Union. To this day, red passports are still being issued by Her Majesty’s Passport Office, despite the government’s full committal to Brexit and withdrawal from the E.U. The new blue passports, without

Politics

Brexit and the DUP: What’s Going On?

A lot has happened in the past week regarding Brexit and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), specifically regarding the borders between the U.K. and the rest of the EU, and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. And, I know I’m not the only one who’s a bit confused. So, I’ve done the reading so you don’t have to, and I’m going to translate it into actual English rather than political jargon (you’re welcome). The

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

Politics

EU Has Reportedly Increased Brexit Talks With Labour

In a study by ORB International, almost two thirds of people disagree with Theresa May’s Government’s Brexit negotiations. May has repeatedly been called to resign since she lost the conservative majority in the general election in June 2017 and this has been heightened this week with reports that more than 30 Tory MPs want her to resign. In addition to that, the E.U.-Brexit negotiators have reportedly increased talks with the Labour party amid concerns that the Tory

Politics

Brexit Blocked? How The House Of Lords Is Protecting EU Migrants

The House of Lords has, for the first time, voted by a large majority to disrupt aspects of Theresa May’s Brexit plans. Yesterday a total of 358 peers (vs. 256) passed an amendment declaring that they are not happy to accept the government’s Brexit proposals unless the rights of EU nationals living in the UK are respected. In the UK, Parliament is split into two chambers: the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

International

The Rise of Nationalism and Patriotism Through the Eyes of a Third Culture Kid

My nationality isn’t a country. It raises no flag, speaks no single language and is limited to no borders. I am something that is called a “third culture kid” (TCK). All this term means is that I, like millions of other kids, have been raised in a country other than my parents’. In my particular case, I was raised in a country where my parents were considered “foreigners”, but that at the same time I

Op-ed

Why I’m Against the United Kingdom’s “Independence Day”

For quite some time during 2016, the United Kingdom had been in the center of attention for several reasons, the most obvious being Brexit, the biggest referendum our generation has experienced. Recently there has been a lot of media coverage on Teresa May’s take on the referendum and her plan for what is to go ahead. However, something that did not make the press as prominently as most other Brexit related news was several politicians use of

Politics

Deglobalisation in the Global Economy

  It had been predicted a while back that electing Donald Trump for president would bring rise to uncertainty in the markets, causing the US dollar to sink and the global market to crash within the first few hours. They were absolutely right. The result of the US presidential election is more than disappointing. It is devastating – for multiple reasons. Those privileged enough to overlook the damage the Trump effect has wrought on marginalised groups to focus on his

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