Posts for Politics

How to talk about politics with your family

Shutterstock. Billy Clark, Northumbria University, Newcastle; Graham Hall, Northumbria University, Newcastle, and Sarah Duffy, Northumbria University, Newcastle Talking politics with people who you disagree with is always tricky, but it’s […]

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Women to benefit from tampon tax fund

Thousands of women from across the UK will benefit from £15 million from the latest round of the Tampon Tax Fund, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch […]

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The James Bulger case should not set the age of criminal responsibility

Sean Creaney, Edge Hill University; Roger Smith, Durham University, and Stephen Case, Loughborough University On February 12, 1993, two-year-old James Bulger was abducted and murdered by 10-year-olds Jon Venables and […]

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Hundred years of votes for women: how far we’ve come and how far there’s still to go

World’s Graphic Press Limited Roberta Guerrina, University of Surrey As we mark the centenary of women’s votes in the UK, it’s important to reflect both on the achievements of the […]

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Hundred years of votes for women: how far we’ve come and how far there’s still to go

World’s Graphic Press Limited Roberta Guerrina, University of Surrey As we mark the centenary of women’s votes in the UK, it’s important to reflect both on the achievements of the […]

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How 17,000 petitions helped deliver votes for women

LSE library Henry Miller, Durham University and Ciara Stewart, Durham University In the 50 years before women gained the vote in 1918, almost 17,000 petitions for women’s suffrage were sent […]

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Lloyds credit ban on Bitcoin

Lloyds Banking Group has banned customers from using its credit cards to purchase cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In response to this, Citizens Advice Chief Executive, Gillian Guy said: “This is a […]

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Consumer borrowing has grown to £207.1 billion

Bank of England consumer credit statistics released today show consumer borrowing has risen by 9.5% in the year to December 2017, ending a period of slowing growth and pushing the […]

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We mapped out food poverty across England, to see where food banks are needed most

Newfrontiers/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Dianna Smith, University of Southampton and Claire Thompson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Statistics from food banks across England show a frightening rise in the […]

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Winds of change: Britain now generates twice as much electricity from wind as coal

ShaunWilkinson / shutterstock Grant Wilson, University of Sheffield and Iain Staffell, Imperial College London Just six years ago, more than 40% of Britain’s electricity was generated by burning coal. Today, […]

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