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Monthly Archives: February, 2013


When Eastleigh MP Christopher Huhne pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, he was appointed to the Chiltern Hundreds, triggering a by-election. In the 2010 General Election, Mr Huhne … Continue reading

February 28, 2013

NUS Block of 15 Elections 2013-14 Part 2

Part 1 is available here. Marc McCorkell Marc McCorkall is a 4th year student and Vice-President for Sport at Aberdeen University Students’ Union, who is running because “it’s a myth … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

NUS Block of 15 Elections 2013-14 Part 1

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Union of Students (NUS) is responsible for managing the affairs of the NUS, and co-ordinating campaigns. Its membership is comprised of the … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Miliband’s Mini-bands

With great fanfare, Labour leader Ed Miliband announced that the Labour opposition supports the introduction of a 10p tax bracket for the lowest-paid workers, coupled with a levy on the … Continue reading

February 22, 2013

Debating at LSE

Last weekend, I awoke rather early and stepped onto an unfilled train to London. I was travelling to participate in my second debating competition, an open tournament at the LSE. … Continue reading

February 19, 2013

NUS President Manifestos 2013

The elections for posts within the National Union of Students (NUS) have begun. There are four candidates to succeed Liam Burns in the role of National President. Much to the … Continue reading

February 14, 2013

A Link to the Past 12/2/2013

Here are some of the articles that I enjoyed over the past month: Simon Cooke (The View from Cullingworth): Labour’s plan – tax the poor to take care of the … Continue reading

February 12, 2013