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Brexit Running Out Of Time

On Friday, March 29th, the Parliament in London voted for the third time on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. In June of 2016, there was a referendum for British citizens to vote whether or not they wanted to leave the European Union. The results showed that over 17 million, or about 52 per cent of the electorate wanted to leave the EU. In the time since, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, has been working on

Op-ed

Should People of Ages 16 and 17 Have The Right to Vote?

After the historic and monumental decision by the voters of England, Wales and Cornwall to exit the European Union and to take Scotland and the North of Ireland out with them, the question on everyone’s mind was who voted to leave, and more importantly, who even voted. Most polls conducted before the vote indicated a small majority for ‘Remain’ and most newspapers had taken the editorial decision to support the remain campaign. People saw this

International

Why I Think Pakistan Is Still Colonized After Seventy Years Of Independence

Recently, I had a few discussions about the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, with my workmates. When we Pakistanis talk about the man who got us the freedom we have today, we often forget to talk about the freedom we still do not have. A few days ago in a tweet, the prime minister of Pakistan Imran khan taunted those who criticized his poultry plan calling them “colonized minds’’ and just like that, he

Europe/UK

The Windrush Immigration Scandal, Explained

Thousands of people residing in the U.K., some for over 50 years, are now in danger of removal and deportation from the country they call home. The Windrush Generation is characterized by immigrants from the Caribbean, namely Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, who arrived in Britain any time between 1948 and 1971 in order to provide aid and more sets of working hands during the labor shortage of World War II. Like the dreamers residing in

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

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

Europe/UK

Brits, Help Save Your Local Library

British libraries have been under the threat of budget cuts since 2010. The funding of libraries was cut £25m and fell to £919m in 2016 from £944 in 2014. A number of authors have joined hundreds of protesters in the campaign to save the libraries throughout England, including Michael Rosen, author of We’re Going On a Bear Hunt, who told The Guardian: “How hypocritical of a government that claims to be on the side of the disadvantaged for

Europe/UK

Who Exactly Are Britain First Protecting?

Britain First (BF) are the most infamous right-wing political party in the UK. When the party emerged, when I was a child, the name seemed almost innocent – as if they were simply putting the needs of Britain first. But a quick google-search will reveal their odd definition of “British” – a definition which doesn’t seem to include Brits of colour, particularly Muslims. And, it goes with out saying, they don’t have any regard for

International

British Public Raises £50 million For Hunger Crisis In East Africa

Recently, the British public has raised £50 million in just twenty-two days for the east African humanitarian crisis. The Britsih public’s immense efforts to help raise money for those on the brink of starvation has enabled aid agencies to increase their efforts to attend to those most affected by the hunger crisis. In December, the British public started a Yemen appeal, in which they raised £22 million. The British public, in total, has raised £72

Europe/UK

A Letter To The Tories: Why The Arts Matter, Too

As I’m writing this, I am 16 years old. I’ll be taking my GCSEs in a couple of months, then my A levels in two years time. I’m the prime age for Michael Gove’s (and subsequently Nicky Morgan, and Justine Greening’s) absurd policies about a ‘British education’ to be of heavy impact. And I’m not happy about it. At the age of 12, I was offered the chance to take Spanish, as well as French,

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