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Lee Kuan Yew: remembering an authoritarian leader

Lee Kuan Yew: remembering an authoritarian leader

  Today, when one thinks of Singapore, a powerful little hub in the middle of Asia springs to mind. A place full of business potential and economically thriving, but it has not always been that way. Arguably one of the greatest [read more]

Council bans: helping or aggravating social cohesion?

Council bans: helping or aggravating social cohesion?

The Manifesto Club, a campaign group opposed to the “hyper-regulation of everyday life,” has criticised the implementation of public spaces protection orders (PSPO) which they say threaten to “turn town and city centres [read more]

One-year space mission: its importance for humans in space

One-year space mission: its importance for humans in space

As of 01:33 GMT on Saturday 28th March, US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko completed a successful journey to the International Space Station (ISS). There they will undertake the longest ever continuous stay on [read more]

Should cockpit safety doors be reviewed?

Should cockpit safety doors be reviewed?

Following the terrorist attacks of 11th September 2001, the role of cockpits and their port of entry were reviewed, leading to the widespread introduction of reinforced security doors. The crash of Germanwings flight 9295 has again brought [read more]

Government cuts and its effect on child poverty

Government cuts and its effect on child poverty

Children living in Britain’s poorest families are facing grave threats to their most basic human rights, a recent parliamentary report has revealed. The UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’s [read more]

Practice what you preach: tax avoidance among the rich and famous

Practice what you preach: tax avoidance among the rich and famous

Dodging tax with little to no retribution seems to have become the norm in recent years for celebrities, politicians, and business tycoons. Unfortunately, we have grown to accept it and despite the enormity and frequency of scandals, tax [read more]

Should the UN be funding Iran’s anti-drug programme?

Should the UN be funding Iran’s anti-drug programme?

News that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is finalising a new multimillion-pound funding package using a large portion of European donations to support Iran’s anti-narcotic programme has been met with widespread [read more]

Will Top Gear be any good without Clarkson punches?

Will Top Gear be any good without Clarkson punches?

Following an alleged punch-up with producer Oisin Tymon over a cheese platter, Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson was once again in the news for bad behaviour. The action may appear an addition to the stream of Clarkson’s blunders but [read more]

Is raising minimum wage by 20p enough to end “in-work poverty”?

Is raising minimum wage by 20p enough to end “in-work poverty”?

The UK’s national minimum wage is set to rise to £6.70 per hour from October 2015. Prime minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg made the announcement yesterday as the government’s top two proclaimed that 1.4 million workers [read more]

School funding: end of postcode rationale not enough?

School funding: end of postcode rationale not enough?

Ahead of calling for a “national fair funding formula” later this week, the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has criticised current school funding inconsistencies in the UK, placing the chief bulk of the blame [read more]

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