Following the US presidential debate that took place at the end of September, in a film-style review Rhys Wallis evaluates both candidates’ performances and what it suggests for the future of the United States.
US Presidential Elections 2020: The Visual Art of Voting
Rhian Hutchings assesses political activism in art and whether this really is a force for good
‘Look What You Made Me Post’ – The (re)birth of celebrity activism
Taylor Swift’s recent Instagram post urging voter registration for the Tennessee midterm elections shocked many about her sudden engagement with politics. Some reactions were positive, filled with admiration for the pop star, whilst others found Swift’s newfound voice rather absurd, often pointing at her young fan base and career choice to discredit her opinion. Celebrities […]
Vice Chancellor: say no to Brexit
Next month the people of Britain will have the opportunity to take part in what is conceivably the most important decision of a generation. In just 24 days’ time, we will cast our vote in a national referendum for whether we should remain a part of the European Union. I am delighted by how engaged […]
Could we leave the NUS?
Voting has now opened in Exeter’s much-anticipated NUS referendum – meaning students have until 13 May to decide whether the Guild leaves the National Union of Students. But from Guild President Laura-Jane Tiley’s defence of NUS restrictions on Yik Yak to doubts about new NUS President Malia Bouattia, recent weeks have already seen heavy student […]
Report: Guild President debate
And so concludes the final debate of SABB week, with the position of Guild President up for discussion this time around. Although it proved to be less contentious than the previous night, it certainly offered up one of the most diverse range of ideas out of this year’s line-up. Jack Sheeran reliably chaired the debate […]
The Liberal Democrats were right to block tax credits
In the last few days, Conservative ministers, facing defeat over their plan to cut Tax Credits, have been hurrying around TV studios to denounce these attempts as opening up an ‘unprecedented constitutional path’ and ruining ‘centuries of observance’. Some of even gone further, suggesting that the Conservatives should flood the chamber with Conservative Peers in […]