Last month we posted a piece on the revival of grime and why it matters. Following the results of the vote on airstrikes on Syria, we highlight the importance of grime artists’ involvement in political discussion. Words: Simone Wright Subeditor: Karolina Zilenaite Today’s generation of grime artists aren’t scared to voice their opinions on the current state of society, and though these opinions aren’t always met with a positive reaction, it is very necessary that they be heard. Musicians’ engaging in political discussion has been prevalent for decades. Their active interest helps audiences make sense of what is happening, as well as provoking awareness of the political climate, for those who may be misinformed. Punk music acted as a medium for youth expression and rebellion, especi
A full list of which way MPs voted in yesterdays vote on airstrikes in Syria has now been released. Words: Daisy Greenaway MPs who supported the bombing motion Conservatives: Adam Afriyie (Windsor) Alan Mak (Havant) Alberto Costa (South Leicestershire) Alec Shelbrooke (Elmet and Rothwell) Alex Chalk (Cheltenham) Alistair Burt (North East Bedfordshire) Alok Sharma (Reading West) Alun Cairns (Vale of Glamorgan) Amanda Milling (Cannock Chase) Amanda Solloway (Derby North) Amber Rudd (Hastings and Rye) Andrea Jenkyns (Morley and Outwood) Andrea Leadsom (South Northamptonshire) Andrew Bingham (High Peak) Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) Andrew Griffiths (Burton) Andrew Jones (Harrogate and Knaresborough) Andrew Mitchell (Sutto...
Stop the War Coalition called emergency demonstrations across the UK last night to protest extending British airstrikes against ISIS. Words: Isabella Ellis, Subeditor: Mariya Savova Over 1,000 protestors filled Parliament Square in London on Tuesday evening ahead of tonight's commons vote on airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. Following November’s attacks in Paris, Prime Minister David Cameron has put forward a case to extend the bombing campaign against the terrorist organisation from Iraq to Syria, too. Demonstrators gathered at 6pm and were met by speakers including Green MP Caroline Lucas and Labour MP Richard Burgon. Burgon urged Labour MPs to listen to supporters, rally behind their leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and vote against the prime minister’s proposals. David
It has been four years since David Cameron made a speech in Munich that “multiculturalism has failed in Britain”. Inevitably, this statement was met with huge criticism. Many people’s sentiments were hurt. But what cannot be ignored is that there are growing problems within the community. Words: Izza Hina, Subeditor: Mariya Savova Honour killing, gang rape and jihadi brides. These are just a few of the problems which are predominantly being faced by South Asians. Over the past few years there has been a growing number of such cases in the UK. It seems that these issues are not being addressed properly, which is why more severe and extreme cases come to light. According to recent figures more than 11,000 cases of honour crime alone were recorded by UK police forces between 2010 and 2014.