UK & Ireland

How to solve the conundrum facing MPs taking parental leave? Elect a locum MP

The individual who represents us in Parliament is a figure with immense importance. Designed to be your voice in the House of Commons, they are the person with the power to vote on your behalf, lobby for a certain policy and take part in local campaigns. All of us should aspire for a great MP.…

Noah Keate

Sleaze is Back: What does it mean for the future?

fter miring itself in a highly contentious sleaze scandal involving Conservative MP Owen Paterson, the government hastily backtracked in what must have been one of the fastest U-turns in political history.…

Alfie Penfold

As the Spiking Epidemic Grows, Victim Blaming Rhetoric Rears its Ugly Head

Over the course of the past few weeks, the United Kingdom has seen a significant increase in reports of spiking in bars and nightclubs. During the months of September and October, 198 spiking incidents were reported to police across the country.…

Callum Sutherland

Ethnonationalism: One of Wales' Biggest Threats

There is a narrative that is often promoted in Wales that racism doesn’t exist; we are England’s more friendly neighbour. Although Wales is a country full of culture, history and picturesque views, it is undeniable that there are systemic issues regarding race and ethnicity.…

Shannon McGuigan

The Boy Who Fell: How The Tragic Death of a Child Refugee Underscores a National Crisis

On Wednesday 18th August, a five-year-old Afghan refugee fell from a hotel window in Sheffield. A tragic accident at first glance., But upon further inspection, this boy’s unfortunate passing sheds light on the failure of a neglected system.…

Jay Southon

A Feminist Myth?: Recruiting Women into STEM

It is well known that there are fewer women than men choosing careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). In fact, in 2019, women made up only 24% of the STEM workforce, and only 10% of engineering workers. A career in this sector seems ideal; it's well paying with job security.…

Kate Stubbs