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The changing role of females in politics

Only 19% of politicians in Westminster are women. It’s a simple but incredibly important statistic; that in a nation of empowered, educated women, we are still vastly underrepresented at the helm of British politics. But in the past year, a new generation of female politicians has taken the stage. Hillary Clinton is running for office […]

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I’m with her – new surge of women in power

Yesterday marked a historical day as Theresa May made her first speech as Britain’s second female prime minister. Mrs May gained success after her only rival, another female, Andrea Leadsom quit, saying it was in the “best interests of the country”. As the longest-serving Home Secretary in modern times, May has promised a “strong, new, […]

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London’s first Muslim mayor and what it means to a young Muslim

May 2016 has been profoundly historical. This is because London’s first-ever Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan has been elected. Mr Khan, a member of the Labour party, secured 1,310,143 votes as opposed to Conservative candidate, Zac Goldsmith, who only gained 994,614 votes. Khan was inaugurated as mayor at Southwark Cathedral. In his victory speech, he expressed, […]

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The rise and rise of Bernie Sanders

Since the launch of his campaign in May last year, Bernie Sanders has garnered enthusiasm, particularly among young people. This has seen an obscure Vermont senator become a political and Internet sensation, and the subject of countless viral memes and hashtags across the US as well as worldwide. But despite millions of Americans ‘feeling the […]

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Is Donald Trump’s election campaign crumbling?

The last six months have seen the seismic political rise of the business magnate and television personality Donald Trump. Since declaring his presidential campaign last summer, his fierce demagoguery and populist – if muddled – rhetoric have seen him lead the race for the Republican nomination. But, after months of breaking every rule in the […]

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Sexual health vox pop

A short vox pop video and improvised spoken word poem

A short vox pop video on the complex nature of domestic...