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General Election 2017: Liberal Democrats Manifesto At-A-Glance

The Liberal Democrat’s General Election Manifesto was officially launched on Wednesday, a document that urges the voter to change the face of British politics by changing the opposition. Arguably the most significant pledge included in the manifesto is the second EU referendum that will be offered to voters at the end of the two years …Read More

Tim Farron at the University of Birmingham

Budget to include £320 million for new free schools

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond has announced extra funding for new free schools as part of Wednesday’s Budget. A £320 million payment will be announced and will be used to set up about 110 new free schools. This will take the total number of proposed free schools in England to 500 by 2020. …Read More


Why are young people not voting?

This past year we have been rocked with recent electoral results. Young people in Britain between the ages of 18 and 29 have been witness to the exit of the UK from the European Union and now in what seems more devastating, the election of Donald Trump to the office of President. Yet time after …Read More

A Young Person’s Response to Donald Trump Winning the US Election

Well, America has literally trumped us this time. I think everyone had the same sick sinking feeling this morning whilst reading the words “DONALD TRUMP BECOMES THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES”. I mean, what a statement. But can we say that we are really surprised? Not only in the UK and America but across the …Read More


Potential Ukip leader accused of fascism

Suzanne Evans, candidate for Ukip leader, has been accused of advocating fascist beliefs in regards to her comments following the High Cou rt’s decision to give Parliament a vote on triggering Article 50. Evans, 51, the former Deputy Chair of the party, said in an interview on Radio 4’s Today Programme “I think there is …Read More


Students React to the UK’s Historic Vote to Leave the European Union

In a historic turn of events, with a 72% turnout, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Despite urging for the country to vote remain, Prime Minister David Cameron lost his campaign with 52% voting to leave. Although overall Britain’s population voted to leave, results amongst the individual countries of the UK varied widely. …Read More


NHS – Junior Doctors on strike again

Photo credited to The Telegraph   Junior Doctors went on strike again. You’d be forgiven for not knowing this; it wasn’t covered at all in the mainstream media. In fact, the only treatment it received was negative.  James O’Brien on LBC lamented at length with incandescent rage at the pure vile that certain newspapers espoused …Read More


Burn Live in Conversation with Rebecca Hume

Head of News, Katie Packer interviewed former Broadcast Journalist and News Reader Rebecca Hume as part of Burn FM’s ‘Burn Live in Conversation’ in order to give students an idea of what a career in Broadcast Journalism could be like. Rebecca worked for Heart FM, Free Radio and the BBC in West Midlands, Coventry and …Read More


Brexit – An independent Britain or a cooperative union?

It has been 40 years since the last referendum on UK membership, two decades in which the issue has never fully been settled. The debate has remained at the forefront of British politics, dividing opinion, separating official party policy lines and now even causing internal party division within current Prime Minister David Cameron’s party and …Read More


Anti-Islam group Pegida demonstrate at Industrial estate in Birmingham

Members of the far right group Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) demonstrated at an industrial estate in Birmingham on Saturday 6th February. The march, which was silent, was held alongside demonstrations that occurred across Europe including in France and the Netherlands. The West Midlands police stated that there was a “significant …Read More