Ruth Lucas

Ruth is a first year Politics and International Relations student at UCL. Her writing focuses on UK and European Politics.

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Depop: The moral paradox of fast fashion and gentrification

When the first national lockdown was announced in March 2020, I passed my time by buying new clothes online. However, I soon realised that I was contributing to an already overflowing wardrobe, and so I turned to Depop to get rid of some old clothes and make a bit of money.…

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Pandemic Politics: How celebrities are bringing about more change than politicians through social media

The multiple national lockdowns that the UK has faced have brought about many changes and challenges. With the pandemic exposing every Government inconsistency in, all-to-often flawed, emergency plans, celebrities and influencers have taken it upon themselves to…

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What will it take for Labour to win the next general election?

Image courtesy of Jordhan Madec via Unsplash. The Labour Party has been lost for many years. Since the success of Blair’s ‘New Labour’ government, the…

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Covid-19: The beginning of the end for European populism?

Credit: Lorie Shaull (CC) Populists have been surprisingly quiet during the Covid-19 pandemic. The usual charismatic, controversial, and boisterous political outsiders, such as Nigel Farage and…

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