Tony Blair strikes again
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Tony Blair strikes again

Anonymous - February 27, 2017

Dear Badger, Tony Blair strikes again, but at least these strikes are not lethal; tame almost, in comparison to the misery caused through the blood on his…

A student’s response to the Vice-Chancellor
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A student’s response to the Vice-Chancellor

Duncan Michie - February 24, 2017

The following open letter to the university Vice-Chancellor was sent to The Badger. We are happy to publish it as indeed we are always happy to publish letters written…

Why we shouldn’t swear by by-elections
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Why we shouldn’t swear by by-elections

William Singh - February 24, 2017

When the results for the by-elections in Stoke and Copeland are announced on Thursday night, a festival of horse-race punditry will doubtless ensue in the media. It…

The Big Debate: Drug culture is a detriment to student life
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Comment, The Big Debate
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The Big Debate: Drug culture is a detriment to student life

Devin Thomas - February 22, 2017

Agree Rodnick Brugnara Every student at our University has had a night out completely ruined by drugs. Maybe not a dramatic overdose or a meth-fuelled altercation, no,…

What’s the point of cash?
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What’s the point of cash?

Jessica Hubbard - February 18, 2017

Dear Badger, What’s the point of cash? With all this talk of ‘change machines’ around campus and a shiny new pound coin coming into circulation in March,…

Posthumous pardons for gay men are not nearly enough reparation
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Comment, Opinion
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Posthumous pardons for gay men are not nearly enough reparation

Jessica Hubbard - February 17, 2017

Thousands of gay men have been pardoned posthumously for homosexual acts that are no longer crimes. This comes after the Policing and Crime Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17…

Why Aung San Suu Kyi has been silent on the Rohingya Crisis
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Why Aung San Suu Kyi has been silent on the Rohingya Crisis

Matthew Peters - February 16, 2017

Since an attack on a police checkpoint which left 9 people dead in October last year, the Burmese (Myanmar) military has begun a counter-terrorism operation in the…

The Big Debate: Should we protest the results of democracy?
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Comment, The Big Debate
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The Big Debate: Should we protest the results of democracy?

Georgia Grace - February 15, 2017

Yes Georgia Grace The aftermath of the 2015 General Election may retrospectively be seen as the beginning of the current protest phenomena we find ourselves in now:…

Doggy De-saster
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Letters
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Doggy De-saster

Glenn Houlihan - February 12, 2017

Dear Badger, With 2017 off to such a woeful start, it’s now increasingly rare to start a week with any trace of optimism. How can you experience…

Predicting the Unpredictable
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Comment, Letters
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Predicting the Unpredictable

Anonymous - February 11, 2017

In the latest fad of the media merry-go-round, the predictable is just too predictable - so we’re meant to predict the unpredictable. I can’t imagine the existential…

The Big Debate: The LGBTQ+ movement is now more about image than change
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Comment, LGBTQ+ 2017
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The Big Debate: The LGBTQ+ movement is now more about image than change

Devin Thomas - February 8, 2017

Agree Georgia Grace When I moved to Brighton last summer, one of the many things that excited me about my new home was the prospect of attending…

Banning Donald Trump From Britain Won’t Solve Anything
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Letters
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Banning Donald Trump From Britain Won’t Solve Anything

Fraser Coppin - February 7, 2017

Well it’s certainly been an interesting couple of months hasn’t it? President Donald Trump hasn’t wasted any time since being sworn in, and has already fulfilled several…

Trump Inaugural Launches Post-Normal Presidency
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Trump Inaugural Launches Post-Normal Presidency

William Singh - January 23, 2017

It takes some bravado for a man who failed to win the popular vote by nearly three million votes, and who enters the White House with the…

Catch 20 EU: Why Labour Is Stuck In The Middle On Brexit
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Comment, Top Stories
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Catch 20 EU: Why Labour Is Stuck In The Middle On Brexit

Glenn Houlihan - January 12, 2017

If you believe the polls, the Labour Party faces annihilation at the next general election. Trailing the Conservatives by a dismal 14% nationally, and hitting its lowest…

The end of ‘the end of history’?
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The end of ‘the end of history’?

William Singh - November 22, 2016

Francis Fukuyama’s now-infamous and much-derided proclamation of the victory of liberal democracy now lies in tatters. It is increasingly clear that the globalised economy has made many…

Big Debate: ‘Is globalism a failed project?’
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Comment, The Big Debate
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Big Debate: ‘Is globalism a failed project?’

William Singh - November 21, 2016

Proposition Will Cronk Globalism is a wonderful force which does an extraordinary amount of good for an extraordinarily small number of people. The reason I describe it…

Memories of the past are shaping our future
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Comment, Top Stories
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Memories of the past are shaping our future

Charlotte Tuxworth-Holden - November 18, 2016

Memory is a loaded word. It can mean joy, nostalgia for a time that has passed. It can also be painful, something that the rememberer tries their…

America must seek unity after divisive election
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America must seek unity after divisive election

Bianca Serafini - November 15, 2016

Is it me or is everywhere really quiet? That’s completely understandable seeing Donald J. Trump is to be the 45th  President of the United States of America.…

The Absurdity of Modern Politics
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Arts, Culture
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The Absurdity of Modern Politics

Miles Fagge - November 2, 2016

It is fair to say that we are living in troubled times. Not only troubled though, they are becoming increasingly absurd, this absurdity personified by Donald Trump…

Why the world will miss President Obama
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Why the world will miss President Obama

William Singh - November 1, 2016

In the midst of an election which has morphed into a farcical contest between ‘no change’ and backwards change, it’s hard not to wonder what happened to…