On the 27th of September 2020, the results of Romania’s local elections had officially been broadcast, with every settlement throughout the country – from its capital city to its scarcely populated villages […]
On 20 June 1789, members of France’s Third Estate, those who were neither nobles nor clerics, met in Saint-Louis, Paris, proclaiming that they would write a new French Constitution. Although a little […]
In light of the UK Government’s decision to vote against implementing the first phase of the public enquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster, this article is being republished in The Flete. It […]
MP for Kingston and Surbiton Sir Ed Davey has won the election to become the leader of the Liberal Democrats. The previously acting leader and formed coalition cabinet member will now take […]
Thawing Siberian permafrost, record Australian wildfires, and the most serious desert locust outbreak in 70 years. This should have been enough to make 2020 a year to remember, and we’re only in […]
Over the past two months, I have been investigating racist parties attended by undergraduate members of my university. I published an article documenting my findings, and in response people undoubtedly want answers. […]
The lockdown does not have to be a restriction to this freedom: it can present an opportunity. How many chances do we have to throw our routines out the window?
Whilst the free flow of information is encouraged in democratic states to foster economic growth, under repressive regimes information is weaponized. If authoritarian propaganda has not already resulted in unnecessary deaths from COVID-19 indirectly, it will soon do so directly.
No one can predict how long this virus will last, or how many lives it will take. But whatever the consequences, we need to look beyond the health risks to understand the full impact of COVID-19. Plummeting oil prices may cause a contagion of instability among dictatorial governments