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Protesters prepare for Donald Trump’s UK visit

Protesters prepare for Donald Trump’s UK visit

Activism, culture, Politics, Society, UK
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Loriane Jacquemart President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to the UK promises to bring chaos to the capital, even though he’s spending just one day there. Protesters have promised “a carnival of resistance” with organisers declaring that smaller protests would be taking place throughout the country, controlled by smaller, uncoordinated groups who have “taken on a life of their own”. Meanwhile, The Police Federation has warned that the visit will impose “unquestionable pressure” on police officers as they strive to maintain peace and security among the protests. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has defended the right to protest, provided the demonstrations are peaceful. This defence includes approval for a giant blimp which portrays the presid
David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary

David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary

News, Politics, UK, UK, World
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie Dave Davis has resigned as Brexit secretary. The move comes as a protest against the government’s vision for the policy, which he said “will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one.” Dacis' resignation comes just weeks before the deadline for the EU and Theresa May’s government to agree on the terms of Brexit. Last week, the Prime Minister’s cabinet agreed upon a plan which would see the UK closely tied to Brussels - more closely than many hard-line Brexiteers would have liked. The plan involved agreeing to EU regulations on agriculture and industry, thereby achieving a free trade area with the bloc, as well as striving towards a “combined customs territory”. It was positively received
Post-study Work Visa for International Students

Post-study Work Visa for International Students

Immigration, Politics, Radio, UK, Visa
Words: Fatima Nasir| Subbing: The introduction of stricter visa policies and altercations made to existing visa procedures in regards to post-study work visas in recent years has led to a decrease in international students coming to the United Kingdom for University. A study by the Chartered Association of Business Schools concluded an almost nine percent drop in non-EU international students intake. Business School Heads have stated in the report that international students are increasingly choosing other countries due to Britain's strict post-study work visa policies, which are becoming a 'turn off' and making UK an 'unattractive' and 'difficult' option for prospective students. UK has previously been a hotspot for foreign students due to its diversity, high education standards...
Why do we fall out of love with politics?

Why do we fall out of love with politics?

Politics, Society
Earlier last week, 40 MPs of the Conservative party released a letter stating ‘no confidence’ in Prime Minister Theresa May. May is also facing a popularity crisis outside the Parliament, showing that our political leaders can sometimes be not as sharp as we want them to be in handling a crisis.  The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been under increasing pressure from members of her own party to toughen up on Brexit negotiations. So strong is the pressure that May has received a letter of 'no confidence' from her party, the Conservatives. The letter comes only a month after a YouGov survey showed that May is three times less popular with Londoners than Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The post-Brexit-vote UK is going through its worst political crisis since 1940. London in parti
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