Author: Chris Bradford

Guild Summit supports UCU strikes

Guild Summit has voted to support the decision of University staff to participate in the upcoming University College Union (UCU) strikes. Guild Summit is a democratic body, composed of up to 50 students. Students are selected at random and the selection process incorporates demographics such as gender, mode of study, level of study, ethnicity and mature students. This aims to achieve an accurate representation of views within the University. The UCU strikes involve dispute concerning the pensions of university lecturers.  Under the new changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the UCU say this would leave a lecturer almost...

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Brexit and Ireland: The Problem Continues

Britain’s long and tumultuous road to leave the European Union has reached yet another obstacle: Ireland. Under the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, remaining controls that existed following the Troubles were removed, ensuring that there was effectively no border between the Republic and the six partitioned counties of Northern Ireland. The people of North and South can travel freely. Brexit, as a consequence, makes Ireland a precarious sticking block and an issue which is taking a momentous effort to resolve (on all sides – the EU, The Irish Government and UK Government). There are two versions of Brexit....

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Lib Dems: Give Liverpool a Soft Brexit!

Liverpool Liberal Democrats have tried to put the pressure on Labour Mayor Joe Anderson and Prime Minister Theresa May today by posting a statement advocating that the city should remain a member of the single market and the customs union when the UK withdraws from the European Union. The Prime Minister shares the same stance of the staunchly Eurosceptic wing of the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionists, who prop up the minority government in a confidence and supply agreement. In a speech in January 2017 at Lancaster House, Mrs May advocated that post-Brexit: the UK would cease to...

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Champions come up short as points shared at Anfield

Liverpool vs Chelsea – an evening kick-off, a cold November evening, under the lights at a stadium such as Anfield – has the potential for a mouth-watering clash and it would certainly live up to the hype. For Chelsea, this would be their third away game in a row but had reason to be confident after two 4-0 victories away at West Bromwich Albion and in Qarabag, Azerbaijan, in the Champions League. Liverpool, comprehensively defeated Southampton 3-0 at Anfield last Saturday but somehow dropped two points away in Seville after being 3-0 up at half-time.   There was an...

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Preferendum on Roscoe & Gladstone Halls to be held

Following a discussion during Tuesday’s Guild Summit, it was announced that a preferendum is to be held in the second semester regarding a potential name change of the Gladstone and Roscoe Halls of Residence. The proposal was raised by Alisha Raithatha who advocated that the halls should be changed because of William Gladstone being in favour of reparations for former slave traders and not supporting the abolition of the slave trade. Raithatha also pointed out that it seemed odd for Gladstone and Roscoe to be side-by-side since Roscoe was a leading abolitionist in the slave trade. Instead of referendums...

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