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Monthly Archives: May, 2015

On the Psychoactive Substances Bill

On the official opening of Parliament, the Queen’s speech outlined the legislative¬†agenda for the next year. Whilst the Queen saying the phrase ‘psychoactive drugs’ may yet be sampled for a … Continue reading

May 29, 2015

In Defence of Freedom of Association

The right to peacefully assemble and associate is one of the most important rights in any democratic society. The freedom of association allows us join or leave groups, to pursue … Continue reading

May 28, 2015

Rise of the Androids

One of the most memorable elements of my university life, apart from learning and researching mathematics, was being involved with the university debating society. I met many good and fun … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Trapped in the Sky versus Fireflash

One of the most iconic moments in television is the Fireflash landing on top of elevator cars in the original Thunderbirds series. A short clip from the new Thunderbirds Are … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Freedom to Marry in Ireland

By popular vote Ireland became the first nation in the world to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples by popular vote. The Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage … Continue reading

May 24, 2015

Women’s Equality Party

Packed into a pub in Bath, a new political force fermented. The Women’s Equality Party has not been formally constituted, but lies in utero, preparing for a prospective launch in … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

On Electoral Reform

After the crucible of a General Election cools, the heat of electoral reform lingers. Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society, told The Observer: This election is the … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 5 Comments