Ben Townsend
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I'm a student based in the red-brick confines of Manchester, spewing political text from home and abroad. Whether it's ambiguously satirical or unironically aggressive, simply depends on my mood.

The Waiting Game: Russia’s Resurgence

Spies, secrets, passion, betrayal, manipulation. Accusations about Russia meddling in Western political and economic affairs since the Cold War have always been represented in a very James Bond-esque manner, exciting and mysterious with a touch of romanticism, yet, remaining essentially,…

Yellow Vests or Yellow Bellies?

The city of Paris has witnessed chaos in the past month or so. Following President Macron’s introduction of an increased fuel tax, thousands of people have risen up in protest, claiming to be driven by years of parliamentary injustices that…