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London’s NHS, construction and technology sectors reliant on EU workers

London’s NHS, construction and technology sectors reliant on EU workers

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by Carmelo Konmaz, News Editor   In the ambiguous diplomatic environment which has thus-far characterised Brexit negotiations, London’s NHS, construction, and technology sectors will require a heightened transitional period if they are to avoid lasting damage, a recently published report has warned. These three sectors in London are still largely reliant on immigrants from the European Union, according to findings published by the London Assembly’s economic committee. Indeed, EU-born immigrants…

The Left Should Learn to Embrace National Pride

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By Daniel Shears, Features Editor  Nationalism seems to be exclusively a right-wing phenomenon when it comes to identities in our modern political space. The meteoric rise of nationalistic far-right parties across Europe is testament to this. We witnessed the ascendancy of Norbert Hofer of the Austrian Freedom Party in April of this year, when he came a hair’s breadth away from winning the Presidency in the final round of voting,…

The NHS Is A Bevan-tastic Service!

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I come from a family where a trip to the doctors is the last resort; we literally only go when Google and the passage have failed to heal us and whatever it is that is ailing us shows no sign of relenting. As a result, I can count on one hand the number of trips I’ve made to my GP in the last 5 years: 4. Two of these were…

“Our” NHS is Already “Weaponised”: The Lexis of Politics

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The etymology of the word parliament is rooted in the French words parler and ment, which together translate as “to speak one’s mind”. Indeed, since ancient times, politics has always been inextricably linked with linguistics, as a field in which oratory skills, rhetoric and lexical choices reign supreme; this remains the case today. This has recently been made evident by the pressure placed on Ed Miliband to comment on his…