Croatia celebrated joining the EU with a ceremony of fireworks at the beginning of July, amidst sceptical views from home and abroad as to whether there is any real benefit to Croatia’s membership. Although their celebrations were more modest than those of Bulgaria and Romania, the only two EU nations that are poorer than Croatia, […]
In an article for Spiked, (http://www.spiked-online.com/site/article/13604/) Barbara Hewson, a well-known barrister specialised in reproduction rights, argues that the age of consent should be lowered to ‘stop the persecution of old men’. She also wrote that, ‘Touching a 17-year-old’s breast, kissing a 13-year-old, or putting one’s hand up a 16-year-old’s skirt’ is not comparable to atrocities […]
My University has just had its Student Leader elections, where we elected our Student Union Executive, a group of students who take a year-long sabbatical in order to take up their paid positions before returning to their courses afterwards. Is the whole process democratic or even legitimate though? I’ll be commenting on the process at […]
A residential hall’s library was venue to a ‘Port and Policy’ event, debating the question, ‘Are women who dress provocatively more likely to be victims of sexual assault?’ The event has caused uproar amongst the university, with members of the Women’s Network saying ‘the poster made them feel sick’ and that it was disgusting that […]
Over Christmas, Claire Perry was appointed as a special advisor to David Cameron to advise on the prevention of sexualisation and commercialisation of childhood. However, she has caused a massive storm this week by insisting that parents should monitor their children’s texts, emails and internet histories during an interview with the Daily Mail. In that […]
David Miliband visited the University of Nottingham today to give a Q and A to staff and students as part of an initiative run by The Centre of British Politics. Packed into one of the largest lecture halls, with photographers and microphones dotted amongst the audience, the session involved a twenty five minute discussion with […]
The Arab Spring is defined as the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests which first began back in 2010. To date, rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen have been ousted. Syria is currently following suit but will democracy ever be established there?