2017 Dutch Election: ‘politics for everyone’?

13124985_1187623707923241_3700041885703921844_n By Yury Polyakov

The Western World followed the capitalisation and democratisation processes that created the common ground for a normative basis of the regional European interest. Despite the active role played by the anarchists and the left, European countries sustained democracy and parliamentarism as shared ideals, whereas communism secured its strategic location in the Soviet Union and its influence sphere. The Netherlands obtained the essential element of all democracies – free and fair elections. This country formed a system with universal rights in 1917. However, the social transformations of today are global, and they shed light on the most sensitive topics that nobody wanted to discuss publicly in preceding decades.

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The Aftermath of the Political Storm in Copeland and Stoke

14650086_668112013362488_3300144392227324871_n  By Megan Harris

Storm Doris caused devastation across the country on Thursday night. Wheelie bins were overturned, Car alarms were set off and trees fell. However, we awoke on Friday morning to clearer skies and the prospect of a calmer day. The same could not be said for the political storm that was brewing following the results of the Stoke and Copeland by-election results.

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Inequality: Broken Promises

malick By Malick Nythern Doucoure

11th May 2010 and 13th July 2016.

These two dates may be years apart, and there have certainly been plenty of political developments between them, but they both share one thing in common: both saw newly elected Conservative leaders make promises of fighting inequality and creating a Great Britain that works for Britons. Both leaders subsequently failed to deliver on their promises, with policies that only worked to further exacerbate the deep socio-economic differences this nation is struggling to fight through. Oh, and if you haven’t figured it out already, I’m talking about David Cameron and Theresa May. Continue reading “Inequality: Broken Promises”

In Conversation: Free Education

13139159_1326253150723972_7117253424411026207_n Izabela Pawlic

Although the concept of free education may be as foreign to some of us, as the countries where free education systems actually exists (and there are many) – it is important to talk about it and the possibilities that we as young people have to influence how education in this country operates. So what do we mean when we refer to free education? Continue reading “In Conversation: Free Education”

“Cyberterrorism Could Be Equivalent to WW3” – So, Why Aren’t We Paying Attention?

14355033_1381372131892109_8836122230010910437_n Jennifer Amspacher

Our modern society is becoming more and more dependent on information technology each day, and while this development may come with many positive effects, it also comes with many political and security complications. Continue reading ““Cyberterrorism Could Be Equivalent to WW3” – So, Why Aren’t We Paying Attention?”