Author: Charlie Millward

The current state of Brexit

After surviving a vote of no confidence amongst Conservative MPs, Mrs May now needs to get her deal through Parliament to retain her legitimacy as Prime Minister. On the week beginning the 14th of January 2019, the Prime Minister is facing a pivotal moment in her premiership – a vote in the House of Commons on the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, ahead of the March 29th departure date. Mrs May needs a majority in the House of Parliament (322 MP’s, given the abstention policy of Sinn Féin ) for her deal to be ratified by Parliament. However,...

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Optimism in the fight against climate change

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), which met up in Incheon, South Korea between 1st-5th October have forcefully proclaimed that “it’s the final call” in the fight against global warming.  In the report ‘Global Warming of 1.5C’, scientists such as Mike Hulme, Gavin Schmidt, and Kevin E. Trenberth predict very confidently, that global temperatures are expected to reach 1.5 C between 2030 and 2052 if we continue at the current rate of human activities. They add, however, that if we limit temperatures to an increase of 1.5 degrees then the risks to marine biodiversity, fisheries and eco-systems and...

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Getting the most out of Brexit

The 23rd of June 2016 was seen by many students across the country as a great disaster, leaving a club which the country has been a member for many decades seemed absurd. And since the decision by the 52% of Leave voters in 2016, progress has been mediocre at the best of times. The direction which the country will take is yet to be clarified. Theresa May’s speech at the Lancaster House last year was seen by many ‘hard’ Brexiteers as heroic, with the lead figure in the Brexit camp, Nigel Farage, tweeting: I can hardly believe that the...

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