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Is it justified to strip the Syrian President’s wife of her British citizenship?

Is it justified to strip the Syrian President’s wife of her British citizenship?

In the wake of the sarin gas attacks that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out on citizens in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in the Idlib province in Syria, killing at least 80 people, there have been calls from MPs to have the British citizenship of his wife, Asma al-Assad, removed. In the days...
How Britain’s Intelligence Forces Have Managed to Prevent 13 Terror Attacks in Recent Years

How Britain’s Intelligence Forces Have Managed to Prevent 13 Terror Attacks in Recent Years

9/11. 7/7. For most these dates require little explanation. They are forever synonymous with the horrific events they represent; events that sent shockwaves of horror around the globe. Both started off as ordinary working days, but as the attacks unfolded, hundreds and thousands of innocent people lost their lives due to the actions of radical...
A pressing global issue: The uncertain future of climate change

A pressing global issue: The uncertain future of climate change

Of the many claims that Donald Trump made in his bid for the presidency, one of the most memorable was his dismissal of climate change. Whereas Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton listed ‘protecting animals and wildlife’ and ‘climate change’ as two major topics on her campaign website, Trump’s did not mention safeguarding the environment. On the...
French Plans to Create Mass ID Database

French Plans to Create Mass ID Database

In an increasingly interconnected world, personal privacy is becoming more and more of a rarity. Lives are led online, records are held in electronic databases, and the rise of social media means information is instantly accessible and has a digital afterlife. In recent years, passport control has been improved in some airports to include a...
Safety of Britain and Europe’s own Holiday Countries

Safety of Britain and Europe’s own Holiday Countries

Since the advent of the package holiday and the increase of commercial air travel in the mid twentieth century, reasonably cheap yet enjoyable holidays to Europe have become available to an increasing number of families. This in turn has led to the ‘Brits abroad’ stereotype, which includes lobster-like sunburn, a rejection of local cuisine in...