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If you asked anyone in the developed world about what they thought about child labour, the answer would be an almost universal condemnation. Yet, what…View More You Better Work, Kids
In an expletive-spattered, 4,500 word opus as guest editor for the New Statesman, and a clash with Jeremy Paxman on BBC’s Newsnight, British comedian Russell…View More A New Brand of Politics?
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A free press has long been considered a crucial pillar of democracy. Keeping the public informed of local, national, and world events, providing an outlet…View More Politics and the Press: A Match Made in Hell?
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While the rest of the European Union celebrated the honour of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the halls of Westminster were conspicuously silent on the…View More Britain: ‘One Nation’ or New European Leader?
Many international commentators must have been mystified as the political protest of three Russian feminist punks resulted in a wave of human rights activists across…View More Pussy Riot: Paying the Price for ‘Free’ Speech