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What’s happening in Ukraine – is the Cold War heating up?

March 5, 2014

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Events in the Ukraine are being described by UK foreign secretary William Hague as the “biggest crisis in Europe in the 21st century”. Here’s what happened The pro-Russian Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia (after his family were allegedly shot at by militants) as Ukraine’s month of protests against a Russian financial bail out […]

5 unconventional ways to reduce the UK budget deficit

October 23, 2013

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We’re in debt. We. The UK. I shop in Lidl and Farmfoods. This just won’t do! Excluding temporary loans to banks the UK is currently sitting on a budget deficit of £13.2bn and borrowing is expected to sit around £80bn (5.1% of GDP) – excluding the sale of the Royal Mail. I figured I should […]

Hiding the porn, hiding the real issues: The porn filter isn’t what it seems to be

July 31, 2013

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I felt a cataclysmic disturbance in the force this week, something was wrong. Very wrong. It made me dizzy and irritable and more importantly, confused. “What?” I said, could have caused this. Little did I know, the coalition were going to make it slightly more difficult to see lewd representations of femininity on both the […]

Criminalising the Purchase of Sex, hiding or solving the problem?

March 26, 2013

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By John McCarthy PROSTITUTION, as the cliché goes, is the world’s oldest profession. Clichés aside, it is a fact that the trade underskirts society, ignored by the public at large, a silent world of suffering and exploitation. To the keen eye, Glasgow has a lucrative sex trade for its few beneficiaries. Although the red light […]

Politits: Judging MPs for the fun of it

May 6, 2012

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DESPITE Labour councilors making a momentous comeback against the coalition in the 2012 local authority elections, the only true winner was voter apathy, and humour. VOTER APATHY Turnouts as small as 24.7% in Manchester ,  26.2% in Coventry, 23.25% in Nottingham , 27.65% in Birmingham  and 24.12% in Bristol all helped contribute to Britain’s shameful average turnout of around 30%. There are many reasons why […]