President Macron needs to show more pride in France – or risk losing its support entirely

Image credit: Gouvernement français  The night of 7 May 2017, the courtyard of the Louvre was packed full of Macron’s supporters, celebrating his victory. Surrounded by the finest art and sculptures in France, the crowds waved tricolour flags and sang along as “La Marseillaise” blared from massive speakers. As Emmanuel Macron walked out onto the […]

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Beyond the dreaming spires

Breaking out of the Oxford bubble   I’ve lost count of the number of times these words, or a similar selection, were said to me during my final year at Oxford. “The world is your oyster, you can do whatever you want to do!” They were usually delivered to me by a well-meaning human, ranging […]

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No tears left to cry

Surviving the Manchester Arena bombing, one year on    At 22:31 on May 22nd, 2017, a terrorist detonated an explosive in the lobby of Manchester Arena, following an Ariana Grande concert. 22 victims lost their lives, with at least 64 injured – it was a moment that shook a nation. And, on a smaller scale, […]

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James Delingpole’s latest attack shows the contempt journalists have for students

James Dellingpole recently wrote a horrible attack on Queen’s college for calmly pointing out their displeasure with professional troll Brendan O’Neill visiting their college. He refers to them as losers, toerags, illiterate, and hysterical, while failing to actually address the points in the letter. So, we all know what Delingpole is like, but this problem […]

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