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I Dub Thee Dame Katie Price

As a student, how I view Royal honours is not too dissimilar to the way in which I view degrees; they are both desirable, they invoke a sense of pride and achievement and yet everyone seems to have one. Andy Murray received a royal honour this week and it was met with some criticism. During […]

Britain: Land of the Oppressed, Home of the Afraid?

 A 52 year old man from north London was arrested after using ‘racist language’ on a train, sparking freedom of speech debate. It had been a long time since I heard the phrase: ‘It’s political correctness gone mad!’; I thought The Daily Mail had rinsed that line of all it’s supposed worth. But after another […]

Exotic Blood Sport

A British company offers clients the opportunity to kill unsuspecting animals around the world. The Hunting Agency (http://www.thehuntingagency.co.uk/home) specialises in ‘trophy hunting‘, where the animals are killed purely for entertainment. The website boasts about it’s ethics and ‘sustainable hunting‘, however photographs show proud hunters with a variety of species of animals, some of which are […]

‘Drunk women deserve to be raped’

A study reveals that over a quarter of Britons believe that a woman deserves to be raped if she is wearing ‘sexy’ or revealing clothing.  ICM conducted telephone interviews across the country, which involved 1,095 people, aged 18 and above. According to the study, 30% of participants also believed that a woman is responsible for […]

Introducing Tori Kelly.

At just 20 years old, this American blonde bombshell has already taken social media by storm!  Like many other ambitious youngsters, eager to achieve their dreams of becoming a popstar, Tori began posting videos of her singing on YouTube in the hopes of being spotted. Since the dramatic rise in fame of Justin Bieber, who […]

“I preferred walking with my mother… because she was white.”

Racially attacked and stereotyped; two generations give their views and experiences of growing up in Britain as an ethnic minority. Barrack Obama‘s presidency in America was a major milestone in the equal rights battle, and highlights great social developments.  But recent incidences, such as EDL riots and attacks on Mosques, seem to indicate a step […]

Bringing up Mum.

Stigma, secrets and separation: the truth about life as a young carer. It was about 3am on a school night and I had woken from a nightmare. Like most 12 year old’s, I ran to the comfort of my mother. She took me over to the window and looked outside; I assumed this was to […]