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    What ‘The Great British Growth Rally’ reveals about current British Politics

    Catrin Hadaway  This year, Liz Truss made a guest appearance at the annual Conservative party conference where she distracted from Rishi Sunak’s battle to defend his position as Prime Minister. This conference, which was held from 1st-4th October, marks a year from when Truss herself was, notoriously having the...
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    Backlash as Suella Braverman says sleeping rough is ‘a lifestyle choice’ – What does this mean for media regulation?

    Hope Gallagher Suella Braverman, the now former British Home Secretary, in an X-post, where she called for new measures and restrictions on the number of tents for the homeless nationally across the UK. Her comments also included legislation barring charities from providing extra tents to the homeless, stating that...
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    From Politics to Primetime: The Rise of Politicians in Reality TV Shows

    Katie Sullivan  Currently, there is a heated debate amongst current affairs surrounding the risky games our current and former politicians are playing when entering various reality TV shows, with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage taking on the challenges of the I’m A Celebrity Jungle. The majority of these politicians/stars...
  • Boris Johnson Steps Down As MP with Immediate Effect

    Hannah Walton-Hughes On Friday 9 June, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he would be stepping down as a Member of Parliament immediately. The following week, the damning Privileges Committee report came out. Impact’s Hannah Walton-Hughes reports. The resignation announcement came after Mr. Johnson received the report from...
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    Liz Truss Breaks her 3-month Silence

    Hannah Walton-Hughes After 3 months of silence, Britain’s shortest-serving Prime Minister has decided to give her side of the story, through a 4000-word essay published in The Sunday Telegraph, and a 50-minute interview by The Spectator. Impact’s Hannah Walton-Hughes reports on the key points raised in both. “I assumed...
  • Britain Reaches Third Anniversary of Leaving the EU: UoN Students Respond

    Hannah Walton-Hughes On 31st January 2020, Britain left the European Union, following the referendum in 2016. Brexit is perhaps the most divisive political issue of our modern day and has received strong criticism but also much endorsement. Impact’s Hannah Walton-Hughes reports.  The Leave side of the Brexit argument ran...
  • A Recap Of 2022

    Poppy Read-Pitt Let’s cast our minds back to this time last year, January 2022. This month, like all of the months before it, was largely dominated by news of Covid which -for the sake of our collective sanities- I won’t recount. I’ll instead focus on another devastating blow from...