Trident: Does it push your button?

The politics of the Trident programme have been used as a political football and used to play on our fears for years. Now more than...

Capitalist inequality paved the way for Brexit and Trump

2016 was certainly a year of political upheaval, with major events on both sides of the Atlantic and an apparent changing of the tide...

Casting announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

On Monday 21 December 2015, the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced that Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley will...

The ISIS Problem: We must tread carefully

David Cameron, in light of the recent attacks in Paris, for which the self-named Islamic State group have claimed responsibility, is planning British airstrikes in Syria. He...

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

On 25 May 2016, the Psychoactive Substances Act (see here for the full content) came into force.  Its purpose is a blanket ban on the so-called “legal highs”...

Obituary: Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman, beloved British actor of stage and screen has died aged 69 after a short battle with cancer. To younger generations, he formed part...

Financial Crisis, 10 years on: the austerity con that shaped a decade

A great deal of the population was strung along with the idea that austerity was a necessity on a countrywide basis - why would...

The Gig Economy: Employment in the 21st Century

My old dad would never have clocked this trend. In his day you got a job and worked for the same company for the...

The Local Elections must be a wake up call for Labour and the left.

Labour had a terrible night in the local elections, and the signs are undeniably worrying. These are depressing times for those on the left...

Panama Papers: is the game up for wealthy tax dodgers?

The largest cross-border journalism collaboration ever has uncovered a giant leak of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a global law firm based in Panama. Three...