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Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Labour’s Problem of Perception

After Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget for an “aspiration nation”, the Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband rose to deliver his response. His fiery rebuttal began spluttering within a minute, the … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 6 Comments

New Zealand’s Revolutionary Reforms

After Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget, described as a “steady-as-she-goes budget” by him, concerns are growing that the coalition government’s lust for reform has waned. The only peaks in the Chancellor’s … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Update on Bath’s Article 4 Direction and HMO Licensing Scheme

The Housing and Major Projects Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel held a meeting on Tuesday 19th March in the Council Chambers at Guildhall. Updates were given on the proposed Article … Continue reading

March 27, 2013

An Illusion of Sweden Resurrected

(Video thanks to politizane) Receiving over 5 million views, the video Wealth Inequality in America has widespread acclaim, and presents its underlying data in a beautiful manner. The narrator begins … Continue reading

March 26, 2013

Trials of an Unfit Man

Three weeks ago, I was waiting in the chilly streets of Bath, my mind racing through the thoughts of the half-marathon that lay before me. I had never done such … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Elections Committee and the Notice of NUS Membership Referendum

To the raucous cheer of a patient crowd, the Chair of the Elections Committee announced there was a record turnout of 4,247 students in the SU Officer elections. 28.0% of … Continue reading

March 23, 2013

Relevant Publishers around the World

Since the announcement of the Royal Charter on Self-Regulation of the Press, the plans have been widely condemned around the world.  Padraig Reidy of the Index on Censorship declared the … Continue reading

March 22, 2013