Is Brexit An Economic Suicide for Northern Ireland?

Is Brexit An Economic Suicide for Northern Ireland?

In a part of the United Kingdom that is often forgotten, a potential Brexit poses serious threats on the economy alongside with a historically ongoing political-religious conflict.   Easter Saturday, 2016 – A train gets stopped and vandalised in Newry, a small border town between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.   The train was completely stopped, for long enough that passengers had to switch to a bus instead. One of the passengers explained…

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The left behind

The left behind

  “Let’s get out. Out, out, out of that circus,” said people when asked about the EU as they enjoyed a Sunday stroll along the seaside in Clacton-on-sea, the place in all of UK where UKIP(UK Independence party) got their one MP from. And just 20 minutes walk further down the beach you reach Jaywick, the most deprived town in England. Though it is only a 2 hours drive from London it seems like another…

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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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Men speak out to save themselves

Men speak out to save themselves

Photo taken by prevention campaigner Jonny Benjamin: material from a public talk – informing and educating on male suicide prevention. Written by James Charles Cantwell Suicide is now the leading killer of men, under 45 in the United Kingdom. To combat the growth, men are being urged to speak about how they feel. For the 4,632 male suicides every year, one third will not speak to anyone about their suicidal thoughts. Whether we feel vulnerable or…

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New Bodies on the Silver Screen: The Rise and Transformation of Transgender Cinema

New Bodies on the Silver Screen: The Rise and Transformation of Transgender Cinema

  As soon as Jake Graf could speak he would tell his parents that he was a boy, but being born with a female body meant he was still forced into dresses and pink clothing as a child. “I would ask them to use boys’ names for me, which they at first thought was cute, dismissing it as my being a ‘tomboy’, but which later became a bone of contention,” Graf said. Growing older, his…

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Small towns bring people closer to the money

Small towns bring people closer to the money

With English satellite cities consistently proving to be stronger centres for employment and commerce, increasing house prices have  scared-off potential buyers who are looking to move towards the money. This has directly led to the influx of people who are moving to towns close to the growing cities.  A prominent example of this comes from south-west town Portsmouth, near Southampton, which has seen its 21,500 population increase by 5% over the past five years . Along…

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The Non-Touristy Side of the British Museum

The Non-Touristy Side of the British Museum

Despite of the ongoing debates that criticize the eligibility of Britain to own the cultural heritage acquired under the authority of colonialism, the basic education in the UK seems to leave many people behind on that issue.   For many, the British museum is an ideal of enlightenment, and a free scope  for students and researchers from different fields to be able to see the cultural heritage from allover the globe, only segregated by glass…

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A glass of Scottish rebellion

A glass of Scottish rebellion

With the EU referendum around the corner, the question of what it means to be Scottish is once again talked-about. And the country of William Wallace, Loch Ness and last but not least Whisky, perhaps the country’s most potent symbol, may be a small country but a proud one too. Whisky floats in the veins of the Scotsmen and when the distillers call for a support to stay in the EU the Scotsmen listen. But…

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Has your Cheeky Nando’s habit gone too far?

Has your Cheeky Nando’s habit gone too far?

An American reporter on the front lines gets to the bottom of how the use of “cheeky Nando’s” has changed. Last summer, America was confused about what a “cheeky Nando’s” was. Nando’s, the name of the South African chain that’s immensely popular in the UK was plastering the internet. Tumblr, the epicenter of the whole ordeal, was exploding as the British were having fun providing answers filled with British-isms, and Americans tried to interpret them…

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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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