Austerity in the UK: a hit at the vulnerable and those who are trying their best to support them

Austerity in the UK: a hit at the vulnerable and those who are trying their best to support them

There has been a huge focus on the extent that several disability cuts have had on the people of the UK, but many fail to realise that it is not just the disabled people that are feeling the harsh sting of austerity, but also those trying their best to support them. George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, is in charge of the UK’s budget. It is tradition that every year the chancellor arrives at…

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The Feminist Library: how austerity can have an affect on the history, culture and safety of women

The Feminist Library: how austerity can have an affect on the history, culture and safety of women

After residing in Central London, for 30 years, the Feminist Library is under threat of eviction. What are the consequences of organizations such as this being threatened with closure?  By Tilly Dowman After a ten minute walk from Lambeth North tube station. Peaking from one of the windows of a high rise red brick building are the words ‘FEMINIST LIBRARY’ one letter stuck to the individual panes of glass. After buzzing in for access, the site is much…

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Religious Ties Failing The Youth of Britain

Religious Ties Failing The Youth of Britain

When the first episode of the BBC’s new period drama Versailles aired. It was immediately met with conservative backlash; so much so that French media wrote pieces mocking the typical prude nature of the nation. By Tilly Dowman The series, which features gay-sex, a princess with a thing for dwarves and a cross dressing Prince was accused it of being a ‘porno on prime-time’ television by The Daily Mail, whilst Media Watch, an association that…

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