Akehurst: No regrets and the future’s bright

I wanted to share a few semi-coherent thoughts whilst last night’s historic election is still fresh in everyone’s minds. Firstly, my head hurts. Copious amounts of whiskey, cheap cava, Carling and burnt pizza are not the most salubrious of combinations. Secondly, Reclaim OUSU won- seven of our thirteen candidates were elected. Thirdly, I feel privileged […]

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Debate: Christianity is dead in this city

Proposition by Domnhall Macdonald You would be forgiven for thinking, when your post-bop hangover is disturbed on Sunday morning by the ringing of hundreds of church bells across Oxford, that we are living in a Christian city. You would be forgiven for thinking that Christianity was alive and kicking when hearing your college choir rehearse in […]

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Debate: Englishness is defined by being born in England

Proposition – Harry Noad The English are, by law, a nation. We inhabit this ‘green and pleasant’ land, a peoples originally descended from the Anglo-Saxons of old. In a week where a Belgian teenager of Albanian descent and a twenty-one year old from Stevenage have sparked raucous debate over the definition of Englishness, we the […]

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Merkel’s buzz to cripple CDU?

Angela Merkel’s election victory has been widely hailed as historic, on a personal as well as political level: not only did her centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) achieve its best result since 1994, with 41.5% of the vote, but she herself gained an impressive third term as Chancellor of Germany – only the third post-war […]

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Porn Filter: An affront to liberals and conservatives

To those following the government debates on access to internet pornography, the  announcement of an opt-in porn filter will not surprise, but may disappoint. David Cameron has been hinting that he’d throw this red meat to a social conservative base greatly disappointed in their Conservative Prime Minister legalising same-sex marriage. Yet this illiberal move should […]

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