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Liz Truss: A Retrospective

Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister on October 20, bringing an end to a brief but tumultuous era. Truss’ reign, which oversaw two monarchies, record low approval ratings and the…

Grounded

Go-ahead on the implementation of the UK Government’s Rwanda policy on hold following human rights intervention

Government regulations may stop Students’ Union Israel boycott

The University of Sussex Students’ Union may be prevented from continuing its boycotting of Israeli goods under new government procurement guidelines. It is speculated that the regulations could affect student…

The Big Debate: Should grammar schools be abolished?

Yes Should grammar schools be exterminated or expanded? EXTERMINATE! When I’m elected Prime Minister, on the biggest landslide result the nation has ever seen in the year 2040, the first…

The Labour leadership election: A new hope for democracy?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a not so hidden base (Islington North) have won…

Liberal students and 'Tory scum'

Tom Foster Sussex students are often as liberal as Brighton is, and I don’t think anyone can doubt these liberal dispositions incline us to bear left in the political spectrum.…

The Cult of Charisma

Dear Badger, During a recent political discussion with a friend of mine, we began comparing the two leaders of the dominant political parties. We share a mutual scepticism of the…

Has the welfare system become a parody of socialism?

Unlike my friend Eleanor Griggs, who wrote an article a few weeks ago condemning the Tories’ welfare reform proposals, I am not the product of a middle-classed family. In fact,…

The Conservatives aren't getting tough, they're just being cruel

Over the summer, I made the conscious decision to stop squandering my money on junk and chose to bridge the gap between my second and third years of study by…

An argument for pragmatism

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past two months will have been aware of the students march in London last Wednesday. It is of course a…

Are the Liberal Democrats dead in the water?

I registered my support for a political party for the first time just months after my sixteenth birthday, and I still remember it as though it was yesterday. Just a…

Tories would target UK visas for foreign students

The Tories are set to clampdown on UK visas for foreign students, particularly those from Afghani­stan and Pakistan. The proposal, put forward by Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Grayling, aims to…