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Labour MP To Be Investigated Over Offensive Comments

The Labour Party says it is investigating Jared O’mara, after allegations emerged about his “comments and behaviour”. Mr O’Mara – the recently elected MP for Sheffield Hallam – has already apologised for homophobic and misogynistic remarks he made online between 2002 and 2004. He has also quit the House of Commons ‘Women and Equalities Committee’ …Read More


Storm Ophelia – Britain’s New Reality?

Here in the British Isles we are used to a certain level of dreariness, grey skies and drizzle with the occasional knee-deep flooding after a particularly prolonged period of said drizzle. Our green and pleasant land has rarely seen anything such as the ferocity of the recent wrath of Storm Ophelia, as it came in …Read More


Birmingham’s Charity Bears Sold for £250,000

If you were in Birmingham or the Black Country over the summer – you may have seen a bear. For 10 weeks, over a hundred colourful ‘sun bear’ sculptures were on display in a trail spanning 70 miles, in a collection called ‘The Big Sleuth’. The ceramic bears, standing at 5 foot 6, were designed …Read More


Oxford University Accused Of Failing Working Class Students

Oxford University has been accused of failing to diversify its socio-economic background of their student body. In light of recent data published by the Labour politician and former Higher Education and Skills Minister David Lammy argued that Oxbridge should give lower grade offers to working-class students in order to bridge the attainment gap. One statistic …Read More


Insights and Analysis: Labour Party Conference 2017

If I was to sum up the week’s news in a catchy phrase bursting with alliteration, it would be something like “polls, planes, and Puerto Rico”. Bizarrely, though, the national media focus in recent days has been aimed at a setting far closer to home – Brighton. The colourful seaside resort – and infamous Green …Read More


General Election 2017: The Burn Analysis

In the two weeks since GE17, the UK’s General Election on the 8th of June 2017, the political reverberations resonating from it have not abated in significance, and will remain crucial to the future of this country. Here, Burn’s analysts give you their take on how each of the top four parties fared; after reputations rose defiantly, …Read More


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


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