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Votes for Under-18s

The Union may have remained intact following the recent decisive Scottish independence referendum, but it still seems set to change the country forever. Even leaving aside the renewed debate on further devolution for England and its regions, the Scottish parliament’s move to extend votes to 16 and 17-year-olds could have consequences that will change democratic […]

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Help Us Prepare For Work!

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) says that successive governments have failed young people by not properly equipping us for our future careers. According to a new survey by the BCC of over 3,000 firms, nine out of ten young people were not ready for employment. Three-quarters of companies said the situation was down to […]

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Creative Solution To Self-Harm

Shocking new figures released by the NHS last month reveal that the number of 10 to 14-year-olds treated for self harm in the UK has risen by 70% in the last couple of years. For those aged 15 to 23, the increase is 23%. Someone may look at these statistics and think that children are […]

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Cut Out Female Genital Mutilation

“I was pinned onto the table by four women. They said, ‘it’s not going to be painful, silly girl’. Apparently they gave me an injection to numb it, but I felt everything, I felt my flesh being cut off. I was screaming so much I just blacked out. After you’re cut you’re given presents, chocolates, […]

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Should Scotland Be Free?

In September the people of Scotland will be voting on whether to become independent or stay with the rest of the UK. The Scottish National Party (SNP), which is the most popular party in the Scottish Parliament, introduced the independence referendum in 2011. Historically, Scotland was independent until 1707, when the Acts of Union were […]

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