Amy Rushton discusses Europe’s response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis, and whether more should be done.
Pulling down the wall on migration: Biden’s roll back of Trump’s MPP policy
As far as Trump policies go, immigration was perhaps among the most terrifying categories. Families were divided, refugee camps were frozen in time and witnessing atrocities. Among Biden’s initial legal challenges, reversing MPP was perhaps the most warming but also the most costly.
Windrush: Victims of the ‘Nasty Party’?
In the week when Prime Minister Theresa May hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, she was forced to apologise to the Windrush generation for failures in the Home Office which saw countless British citizens threatened with deportation. This on-going issue had begun months ago when reports emerged of individuals who claimed they had received […]
Protestors take to Bedford Square to dennounce Trump
Dozens gathered in Bedford Square on Tuesday night to protest against US president-elect Donald Trump. The protest denounced Trump’s intolerant and divisive rhetoric, as well as policies he shares with VP-elect Mike Pence that would negatively impact poor and minority communities. Katja Frisinger, an American citizen and member of the LGBT community, said that although […]
Gary Lineker and outrage culture gone mad
Gary Lineker’s fundamentally humane and compassionate comment on the migrant crisis sparked a craze of misguided and deplorable criticism, most notably from the notorious Sun, who called for his removal from BBC’s Match of the Day. Branded, most crudely, as a ‘Leftie Luvvie’ by The Sun’s ever original team of alliterative geniuses, the ex-England international […]
When beer gets political – a look at Oktoberfest
Binge drinking is a concept commonly frowned upon amidst civilised societies and yet for two weeks from September through to October (17 September to 3 October) an internationally-lauded event disregards these social rules and somehow avoids being negatively connoted. Oktoberfest is viewed internationally as a stereotypical German experience, attracting crowds upwards of six million to Munich, a […]
The Foreign Perspective: the issue of citizenship
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks in November last year the French President, Francois Hollande, saw his chance to unite the French people against a common enemy. He announced his decision to join the coalition bombing campaign against ISIS and introduced a policy change regarding French citizenship, stating on November 16th, “We must be […]