UK & Ireland

The Northern Independence Party and the Road Towards the Breakup of the UK

How do we achieve democratic socialism?” Phillip Proudfoot, founder of the new Northern Independence Party (NIP) pondered in his recent interview with Novara Media, “Well, the biggest obstacle is the union [the UK], that’s our position.”…

Cian Carrick

Proportional Representation: Cure or Chaos?

On the 16th of March 2021, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced plans to switch the electoral system for London Mayoral Elections to First Past the Post.…

Jezz Brown

More than a logo: how puzzle piece imagery perpetuates stigma and hate towards autistic people

Think of autism, especially autism awareness and autism charities, and you probably think of the puzzle piece symbol - a shape that has become ubiquitous with autism and is said to symbolise the complexity and intricacy of individuals on the autism spectrum. Seems perfectly innocent, right?…

Jess Buckle

Britain, Boris and banter: as harmless as we think?

When Boris Johnson was elected Prime Minister back in 2019, a Guardian reader wrote in a letter to the newspaper: “this would be funny if it wasn’t real life.” Since then, despite the global pandemic, Brexit and a series of other political upsets, something about Johnson and the way we as…

Abbie Crunkhorn

A shake up in British broadcasting, what next?

British broadcasting is undergoing a once in a generation shake-up. The BBC has a new director general with an explicitly anti ‘woke’ agenda, two new news channels (the first since Sky News in 1989) with right-leaning perspectives are set to launch imminently.…

Tom Horn

Should learning a second language be made compulsory in England?

In an ever changing world, language is one of the few things that connects us all. News, trade and intercontinental relations all depend on clear communication. Without multilingual people, the world would not continue evolving as there would be little contact between nations.…

Emy C. Godfrey