Current Affairs

Hancock Affair’s Oxford Links

The Sunday Times has revealed Oxford’s links to the scandal surrounding Matt Hancock. The Sunday Times has reported that two sources have suggested Gina Coladangelo accompanied Mr Hancock to the G7 meeting which took place at Oxford between the 3rd and 4th of June. The Sunday Times notes this meeting involved an overnight stay in Read More…

Opinion

Police, protests and my pointless arrest

“I was arrested for “breaching the peace” and taken to a holding cell where I stayed from midnight until about 4.30am on Easter Sunday. I was handcuffed. My bag and my person were searched. My belongings, including my phone and purse were taken. When I was finally released, I asked if I would be charged and the officers laughingly told me that I wouldn’t. Essentially, they knew I hadn’t done anything wrong. Isn’t it bizarre that, to them, causing me this level of trauma inspired humour rather than guilt?”

Emerald Ace-Acquah discusses her experience being arrested at a Kill the Bill protest in London.

Opinion

So Far, So Good: Explaining Britain’s Vaccination Success

“Dear British, we envy you,” read the cover of Bild, Germany’s best-selling newspaper, on 24th February. It’s clear why. Adjusted for population, the UK has given three times as many vaccinations as most of its European neighbours and continues to vaccinate at three times their rate. A key reason for the UK’s success is that Read More…

Global Affairs

Should Britain Return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece?

On 12th March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his first interview with a European Newspaper to reject the returning of the Elgin/Parthenon marbles in the British Museum to Athens. Speaking to Greek paper Ta Nea, Johnson argued that the UK Government has had a longstanding position on the matter, which is that the marbles were Read More…

Global Affairs

Oxford University Is Not Accessible to Asylum Seekers

Featured Image: John Englart (Takver)/Flickr CC-by-SA Article 26 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has a right to education. Yet for asylum seekers living in the UK, the international fees, absence of appropriate training for university staff, and lack of access to student loans make accessing university almost impossible. The University Read More…

Current Affairs

Shadow Chancellor criticises Budget for ‘economically illiterate’ approach

The Shadow Chancellor and MP for Oxford East, Anneliese Dodds, has responded to the latest government Budget – delivered on Wednesday, March 3rd – calling it “a test of character for Rishi Sunak”, a test which she said he had “failed”. In the recent Budget, Sunak announced an extension of the government’s furlough scheme, which Read More…