• Why Sir Keir Starmer Will Win The 2020 Labour Leadership Contest

    The Labour Leadership Contest is in full swing and has very quickly become a 3-horse race. The 4th April finish line is in sight and the race is on between Rebecca Long-Bailey, Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy. Keir Starmer is out in front by some margin. The gap has...
  • Nott-Experts – Ep.1: Current Affairs

    Coronavirus, Brexit and Caucuses. Kit Sinclair and Gareth Holmes break down the three big news stories of the week in the first episode of Nott-Experts. Please note, the Impact office is on C floor of the Portland building, not B floor as the hosts say.  Kit Sinclair and Gareth...
  • ‘Build the Wall’ Botch

    It is well known that Donald Trump is not one for avoiding controversy, but this Halloween, Trump generated much debate and disagreement, not over his tweets (for once) but instead over one of his distasteful children’s Halloween activities....
  • Hate Speech Hiding Behind Free Speech

    Lately, looking at your Twitter feed is like playing millennial Russian roulette; you never know if you’re about to see a cute dog video or a racist tweet that went viral. Every day we hear about another famous person making an offensive comment causing mass outrage, such as Boris...
  • The Political Limitations of Expertise

    The Institute for Policy and Engagement invited Professor Helen Thompson to speak in a lecture entitled ‘The Political Limits of Expertise’. Thompson gave an enduring account of her own background, her role as an expert in relation to Brexit and, within that context, the limitations to what her and...
  • No Place for Hate on Campus

    On Friday 11th October, students protested against the controversial invitation of suspended Labour MP Chris Williamson to attend the University of Nottingham as a guest speaker. ‘No place for hate on campus’ stated the banners outside the lecture theatre which Chris Williamson addressed that day. The pouring rain today did...
  • Magazines for a New Generation: how ‘girly mags’ have become Political, Powerful, and Personal

    Go into any corner shop and go to the magazine aisle. What do you see? It’ll probably be a fairly strong distinction between ‘men’s’ and ‘women’s’ magazines, a line drawn between pink and blue, between fashion and cars. Granted, change has been occurring, and more and more people are...