Hungary, Israel, India – are we all going to end up a people of QR-code scanning, ultra-monitored insects under the thumb of the most powerful? Will corruption have to become the norm as ’emergency measures’ remain in place after decades of resolution, as with the post-terrorism measures still in place in the USA? Isaac Bettridge evaluates the situation that the world is facing but looking past, as the focus rests on the pandemic.
On 22nd January, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed a treaty of friendship in the German city of Aachen (Aix la Chapelle). This was exactly 56 years after the Elysée Treaty of 1963, which marked the end of Franco-German animosity and began a new era of mutual support and friendship. This […]
On your European interrail travels Budapest cannot be missed. Recognised for its renaissance spas, the iconic Chain Bridge and the Fisherman’s Bastion, along with the lively nightlife in the ruin pubs, Budapest will never fail to disappoint. The best thing about the city – it’s super cheap! Getting Around Arrival by train on an Interrail route […]
Switzerland v Poland Saturday 25 June, 14:00 BST, Saint-Etienne. BBC1 The Round of 16 will get underway with two as-of-yet unbeaten teams at the Stade Geoffrey Guichard, with Group A runners-up Switzerland meeting their Group C counterparts, Poland. Switzerland have made it to this stage having taken three points against Albania and recording a draw […]
Amsterdam, The Netherlands Abigail Milne There aren’t many things I’d voluntarily spend 17 hours on a Megabus for, but I’m a sucker for a bargain. Taking advantage of your NUS Extra card gets you an Exeter-Amsterdam return ticket for only £57, and the student-friendly city is packed with hostels for even the most frugal backpacker. Walking tours through cobbled streets […]