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Underpaid, overworked and drowning in debt: you wonder why young people are voting again?

Paul Whiteley, University of Essex; Harold D Clarke, University of Texas at Dallas, and Matthew Goodwin, University of Kent The 2017 general election was highly unusual as far as the […]

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Having more, owning less: how to fight throwaway culture

Waffle making with rented waffle maker from the Library of things. Sebastian Wood/Library of Things Christine Cole, Nottingham Trent University and Alex Gnanapragasam, Nottingham Trent University Until the advent of […]

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Fifty years of gay rights but some in the British media are peddling the same homophobia

EddieCloud/ Michael Lovelock, Cardiff Metropolitan University On July 27 2017, it will be 50 years since the first major gay rights reform in British history. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 […]

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Employment tribunal fees deemed illegal

Citizens Advice has responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning that fees for Employment Tribunals are unlawful. The national charity called on government to act swiftly to suspend the […]

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Fact Check: would banning zero-hours contracts harm more people than it would help?

Jason Heyes, University of Sheffield So while Matthew’s report is clear that many workers value the flexibility that zero-hours contracts offer them, and that banning such contracts altogether would harm […]

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Citizens Advice says Universal Credit should be paused

It is terribly sad for Bude (and many other areas of Cornwall) that it no longer boasts a Citizens Advice Bureau, so meanwhile, the charity’s advice is not easy to […]

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Conservatives strike deal with the DUP: experts react

John Garry, Queen’s University Belfast; Grahame Steven, Edinburgh Napier University; Katy Hayward, Queen’s University Belfast, and Stuart McAnulla, University of Leeds After more than two weeks of negotiating, Theresa May, […]

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The Queen’s speech: what’s in it – and what’s out?

Paula Keaveney, Edge Hill University The contents of this year’s Queen’s speech have to last for twice as long as usual. The speech for 2018 has already been cancelled to […]

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It’s all too easy to switch off from bad news – and it’s dangerous too

John Jewell, Cardiff University The full horror of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London is still to emerge. Like millions of others, I watched live as TV breakfast reports […]

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Minute silence for Grenfell Tower victims announced

The United Kingdom will observe a minute’s silence at 11am on Monday 19 June in remembrance of those who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire at […]

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