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UKIP and the Tories: Snog, Marry, Avoid?

It’s the day after the night before, and the real story of the 2013 local election is that UKIP are now a serious force to be reckoned with. Gaining 139 council seats, they’ve bypassed the Greens in terms of councillors in one night. It seems, for the time being, UKIP are here to stay.

This, of course, presents a conundrum for Conservative Party, with many pundits claiming  the party is haemorrhaging votes to the new darling of the right. What is the best way for the Conservatives to deal with the ‘Kippers? They have three options available to them; snog, marry, avoid…

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A Call to Arms: Spenders of the World, Unite!

First posted, here, on Canvas – an award winning student-run online journal at the University of Sheffield. I have been treasurer of Canvas since February 2012.

“This article explores how capitalism itself can be used to force banking reform and how the power of demand can create more ethical high street banking.”

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Fascism and Communism: A Problem of PR?

“Why is it that people are fine to associate with communists, but not fascists?”

Not a question I quite expected to be asked, especially by my friend’s step-father. But asked I was, and I had no answer to give. Nothing. Not even a stab-in-the-dark guess. Five years studying politics, and it’s something I’d never considered.

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NUS Rant

This is why you shouldn’t post ranty comments on the student newspaper website… they might actually print it.