Olivia Garrett goes back in history to 1605 in order to analyse the events leading up to Guy Fawkes Night and discusses it’s relevance in our society today.
Our Features writers review the lives and careers of senior members of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet. Dominic Raab – by Adam Robertson Charlton The son of a Jewish immigrant who fled Czechoslovakia after the Munich Agreement, Dominic Rennie Raab was raised in bucolic Buckinghamshire, separated from London by the Colne Valley. A karate blackbelt, he competed […]
Last week was quite possibly one of the most dramatic in the process of Britain leaving Europe so far, with Theresa May’s proposed Brexit Deal rejected by MPs in the biggest defeat a Prime Minister has ever had. The following day, however, May’s government survived a no-confidence vote on the 16th January, demonstrating that although […]
On the same day it was announced in December that Brexit talks were ready to move into the second phase, German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed her party allies at a Brussels summit and spoke of Europe needing a strong German government, more than ever before. Seven months since the Merkel-led Christian Democratic Union (CDU) failed […]
What to do with a problem like Trump? That is the question on everyone’s mind after our Prime Minister’s visit to Washington. For Theresa May, the fact she was the first foreign leader to meet in person with the 45th American President was something of a coup. Standing side-by-side in the Oval Office, with the […]
Several months ago I was rifling through my wardrobe, sourcing outfits for a string of MA and graduate job interviews. Was this dress too tight, this one too short? One thing was a certainty, however: the black suede heels, wrapped up in paper like old-fashioned sweets. Finding them restrictive, I rarely wear heels; I reserve […]
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills recently helped celebrate British Science Week with its hashtag #scienceisGREAT paired with patriotic tweets about Britain’s “world beating scientists”. Yet just days after the Science Minister Jo Johnson gave the speech “Making Britain the best place in the world for science”, a new research grant clause was announced, […]
A lecturer at Exeter University has discovered an interesting link between apathy and happiness, after leading research into people’s perceptions of the UK’s political system. Dr Joanie Willett, a politics lecturer at Exeter’s Penryn campus, along with a team from from the Environment and Sustainability Institute, invited people from Penryn, Falmouth and Truro to sit […]