Debate: positive discrimination prevents meritocracy

Image description: Magdalen College Improving access to students from  more disadvantaged backgrounds has rightly become the  priority for Oxbridge admissions. After all, no young person should be discriminated against “on the basis of the class they were born into”. The upper echelons of higher education should be open to all inspiring, budding young intellectuals and […]

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Debate: Decriminalising the license fee will let destructive market forces shape our BBC

By decriminalising the non-payment of TV license, the British Government would galvanise the erosion of British culture, a process begun during Thatcher’s Era. Over 90% of the licence fee is spent on BBC TV channels, radio stations, BBC iPlayer and other online services (including education services). It is no doubt that if you were born […]

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The Scoop on Goop

Earlier this week, The Goop Lab launched on Netflix, meaning that we can all start this new decade with a healthy dose of ‘alternative medicine.’ Gwyneth Paltrow founded her ‘lifestyle brand’ in 2008 and has quickly become the spokesperson of alternative medicine and the concept of ‘wellness.’ On goop.com, you can read articles about what you […]

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Debate: Racism, Harassment, and Abuse have forced Harry and Meghan to become independent – we should respect their decision

Meghan and Harry are human beings. They are not perfectly rational, fully-fledged robots or invincible superheroes. Holding them to an obtusely high standard is pointless. I shall argue that we should accept Meghan and Harry’s decision on a moral basis and broaden our perspectives on the Royal Family. It is important to clarify what has […]

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Labour leadership contest – who should take the party forward?

Image description: Out-going leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. With Jeremy Corbyn having announced his resignation as leader following the December 2019 election, the contest for his replacement is heating up. Of those who formerly expressed an interested, five have made it through to the next round: Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long Bailey, Lisa Nandy, […]

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