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Dissecting UKIP propaganda

March 6, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
Dissecting UKIP propaganda

I am an old hand at dissecting propaganda and UKIP’s poster, affectionately called “Your Daily Grind” Poster, is an easy guinea pig for the learner. Let’s start with the phrase “daily grind”, which attempts to capture the employment experience of UKIP’s target audience, the British working class. In Farage’s position, […]

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The Meaning of Cynicism

March 4, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
The Meaning of Cynicism

Search my beloved name anywhere on the internet and you will find me associated with cynicism. Benjamin, the cynical donkey in Animal Farm, is the oldest of the animals or words to that effect. I am hurt and somewhat befuddled by resistance to mention that one of the final images of […]

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Sellafield Sacked

January 26, 2015 1:24 pm0 comments
Sellafield Sacked

A nuclear reprocessing site with the risk of explosions and seeping silos: Sellafield is seeking help, but the UK government has just sacked the firm from being able to run the clean-up. Built on Cumbria’s coast in north-west England during the late 1940’s, Sellafield was used to manufacture plutonium for […]

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Civil society must act against unlawful surveillance over Internet users

May 15, 2014 9:26 am0 comments
Civil society must act against unlawful surveillance over Internet users

The Internet mass surveillance program implemented by the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States has once more become the focus of interest of experts and the global community after the speech made by Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor, on PACE session on 8 April via videolink. In his […]

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The Coalition Loan Sharks: Privatisation of Student Loans Now Certain

March 3, 2014 10:30 am0 comments
The Coalition Loan Sharks: Privatisation of Student Loans Now Certain

Recent government legislation has confirmed another coalition-enforced blow to higher education. Currently, any student who has purchased a loan post-1990 faces further monetary concerns and debts after they leave university. As we all know too well, an atypical UK or EU undergraduate who commenced their studies in 2012 will end […]

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Ukraine should find way out of crisis without external interference

February 25, 2014 8:27 am0 comments
Ukraine should find way out of crisis without external interference

The international community continues to discuss the Ukrainian political crisis that started in November 2013. Protests in response to a government decision to suspend the integration process with the European Union escalated into violent clashes between radical opposition members and law enforcement officials in January, when the Verkhovna Rada adopted […]

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Experts differ on Australian court decision to abolish gay marriage

February 22, 2014 10:02 am0 comments
Experts differ on Australian court decision to abolish gay marriage

Late last month, the High Court of Australia overturned legislation allowing same-sex marriages in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) adopted by a regional parliament in October 2013. The Court ruled that a recent local law legalizing same-sex marriage was inconsistent with federal laws which specified in 2004 that marriage was […]

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Russia–EU Summit provided opportunity for honest and open dialogue

February 21, 2014 11:28 am0 comments
Russia–EU Summit provided opportunity for honest and open dialogue

Another EU–Russia summit, which was shortened to just one day, took place on 28 January in Brussels. A new basic agreement between the EU and Russia was one of the main topics on the agenda. The event that was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey […]

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