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The Lessons of McMafia: A Response to ‘The Russian Threat is Real’

Why Britain does not need to prepare for a Russian invasion… At a conference somewhere sometime held under Chatham House rules, I heard from a journalist from a distinguished British publication that the British press had one particular rule one…

Economics is Dead – Long Live Political Economy

When the Global Financial Crisis hit in 2008, the economics profession was shaken. The world looked on as economic models became obsolete and useless and asked: how did the vast majority of economists not see it coming? Even the Queen…

Keeping Up With the Keep Cups

Recently, Pret a Manger made the decision to double the discount for hot drinks when customers use a reusable cup. The saving of 50p slashes the price of the reliable old filter coffee to just 49p, meaning that a student…

Politics And Progress: The State Of European Tech

Our very own Features Editor Rajan Soni explores what the seismic shifts in the global order mean for startups in Europe today Technological progress is often considered an inevitable and unstoppable force, immune to the effects of the outside world.…

Waving Goodbye?

Margaret Atwood and Germaine Greer, two prominent feminists, have recently taken flack for their comments on the #MeToo movement. Margaret Atwood has defended due process in the legal system, claimed the movement is being dominated by extremists, and has led…

Get Amongst it: Swinging For Glory

Welcome to the first in a series of snappy ‘London Activity’ blogs based on my experiences of a fun and alternative set of things to do in London, primarily designed to inform and inspire your interest to get out and…

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder, Right?

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: when the FOMO is a little too real to handle. At some point in time, studying abroad loses a little bit of its magic. Maybe it’s the day that you take a seat in…

The Poverty of Labels: Why we should dismiss the ‘BME’ label as illogical, otherizing, and counter-productive

I shall start this piece with full disclosure: my ancestry is ‘white’, rendering me part of a group deemed privileged by birth. I am nevertheless a supporter of diversity: people with different backgrounds and experiences should mix and learn from…

“Gigstr offers job opportunities that suit people’s lifestyles”

Technology is changing the nature of employment. Gigstr capitalises on the structural changes to work brought by the so-called gig economy, in which employees are paid less for permanent employment commitments and more for flexible, often short-term arrangements, or “gigs”.…

My Non-Binary Diary: Coming Out (Again)

Written by anon So I just tried to come out (again) to my Mum. I say ‘tried’, in that her response was simply to tell me to “stop worrying”. How else to combat my dysphoria, than to simply forget it’s there?…