A Party Divided

Frances Everett, BA International Relations and Development Studies The Labour Party has recently been faced with the long rumoured departure of numerous MPs from the party, who have styled themselves as ‘The Independent Group’. On 18 February, seven MPs announced the move as a protest against Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party, including his stance […]

ISIS Supporter Shamima Begum Stripped of UK Citizenship

Caroline Hilgers, BA International Relations and Social Anthropology The last few weeks have stirred up big questions regarding nationality and citizenship in the UK, as the case of 19-year-old Shamima Begum has become national news. Shamima Begum was first reported on in 2015 when she left the UK with two other girls from London to […]

Number of Applications for Irish Passports Skyrocket Ahead of Brexit Deal

Kitty Walsh, BA History and World Philosophies Since Britain voted to leave the European Union in the summer of 2016, applications for Irish passports have skyrocketed. Prior to June’s referendum, the number of applications averaged approximately 46,000 in 2015, a figure that doubled to 81,000 in 2017 and is predicted to increase. One in five […]

Are We Heading Towards a No-deal Brexit?

Caroline Hilgers, BA International Relations and Social Anthropology After the historic vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal deal in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening, 15 January, the future of the UK and Brexit is more uncertain than ever. May’s devastating defeat of 432 votes against her deal was ironically celebrated by hard Brexiteers as […]

Over 300 Academics and Public Figures Boycott Senate House in Support of Outsourced Workers

Laura Wormington, PGDip Economics and Development Studies Over 300 academics, politicians, and public figures have so far pledged to boycott Senate House and the rest of University of London’s (UoL) central administration premises as part of an ongoing campaign for the university’s outsourced workers to be brought in-house. Outsourcing refers to the practice in which […]