Russia has a precedent – as with the Chernobyl emergency, they are not speaking up. There is a rouse in place, that of a national holiday from work, to mask the very real lockdown occurring in Russia, too. This shows that Russia, like everyone else, is faced with a pandemic-shaped threat, which they are actually reacting to. But why stay quiet about it, and why not help the rest of the world, which is what is expected of a superpower?
Sinn Fein, the left-wing republican party, won the largest number of first-preference votes overall – nonetheless, it’s clear that voters have expressed great discontent with the state of affairs in the Republic. But how will this impact the Brexit process?
Incumbent VP Postgraduate Sunday Blake was announced as Guild President last night, winning the position over Jack Watts, Javier Monroy-Yepez, Oliver Bradbear and Yanyao Deng. In her speech, Blake dedicated her victory to “anyone in the student population struggling with homelessness, addiction, domestic violence… You can become Guild President. Because I did.” Students’ Guild elections […]
Ben Bradshaw, Labour candidate for Exeter, today joined striking university staff on the Streatham picket line. Speaking to Exeposé, Bradshaw confirmed his support for the “local members of the UCU union and the students who are supporting them in their strike. “I’m a trade unionist myself, and I wanted to show solidarity with people who […]
A figure hurtles across a car park on a skateboard. On another day he plays punky riffs which echo out of his garage. These are not the weekend hobbies of a teenager whose politics can barely be articulated beyond anger at “the system” and whose intellectual curiosity extends as far as Trevor Noah. This figure […]
Whilst the rest of the world has merely watched Zuma resign and be replaced with ANC favourite Ramaphosa, what news outlets, BBC, CNN and Aljazeera lack is recognition of the brevity and implications of his resignation. This was a day that South Africa, who since Mandela’s term has suffered successive corrupt and ineffective presidents, thought […]
Whilst Brexit negotiations, snap General Elections and Trump’s latest blunder have been dominating British headlines in recent months, Germany’s media focus has been on its September federal election. With each lamppost, billboard and potential poster spot across German cities and rural villages alike pasted with multiple party adverts each attempting to sway the electorate, Germany […]
Despite being in nearby Hong Kong, I wasn’t aware of much conversation about the Korean impeachment. I would have thought that with the tense democratic situation in Hong Kong, particularly the election of the new pro-Beijing Chief Executive – a move engineered by the Chinese government – and the removal of pro-independence lawmakers, that people […]
The next instalment of the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme, Question Time, will be recorded live at the University of Exeter on Thursday 21st April 2016. David Dimbleby is set to host his 770th episode of the long-running series, which will also mark the fifth time that the programme is hosted in Exeter since 2001. The programme […]
My first sighting of Bernie Sanders was in Safeco Field, Seattle. From the back of the stands I could make out the crown of silver hair, hunched shoulders and crumpled face. He looked a tired man. He stood bernt-out, but the 20,000 strong audience wanted to #feelthebern. Then his voice boomed. The crowd chanted back. […]