Author: Matthew Jaffa

Threats, Lies and Slander: guild ‘exposed’ in ‘damning’ LMSS letter

A few hours ago, the LMSS (Liverpool Medical Student Society) published a damning letter accusing the Guild of foul play and intimidation. The Sphinx obtained a copy of this email. The letter was in response to an email sent to all medical students on Wednesday morning announcing that the university and guild will be cutting ties with the medic’s society, banning them from advertising to students, using university facilities and announcing the formation of a new society. The damning letter explains how negotiations between the LMSS and the Guild turned sour. The Guild and LMSS agreed on a set of...

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Corbyn: Labour will reverse proposed junior doctor contract

In an interview with The Sphinx, Jeremy Corbyn claimed a labour government would reverse a contract imposed on junior doctors by Jeremy Hunt. In answer to the question ‘If Jeremy Hunt’s damaging junior doctor contracts are imposed in 2016, will a 2020 labour victory reverse the this attack on doctors?’ Mr Corbyn said ‘absolutely we’ll reverse them’. He went on to say ‘we’ve opposed these changes all along the way and I must say its devastating for junior doctors who have worked really hard…suddenly to be told they’re worth less’. ‘Their wage is going to be cut, their conditions...

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George Lawler: Stop making rape about you

It has been a week since the latest Tab ‘victory’ swept the media headlines: George Lawler’s abhorrent article on consent classes. George Lawler is a student at the university of Warwick who, to his horror, received a Facebook invitation to attend a consent class at the university. Instead of taking the “insult” on the chin, George threw a tantrum. The resulting word-vomit graced many of our news feeds and provided The Tab’s gleeful editors with yet another article to dangle in front of students in order to wind them up and fulfil their ‘like’ quota. He said: ‘To be...

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Liverpool the new Hogwarts? Harry Potter prequel is in town!

Harry Potter prequel ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is to be filmed in Liverpool! The filming is to take place in late October, just outside St George’s Hall. This news is sure to send the entire student population of the city wild with Harry Potter mania. But before you don your cape, grab your wand and your hastily forged Hogwarts acceptance letter and run down to St George’s Hall, think again. A giant, wall of steel has been erected around the filming site. Unconfirmed sources also say an anti-apparition charm has been cast on the area. Fantastic Beasts,...

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Win Official Welcome Week Wristbands!

Laptop? Check. Awkward University ID card photo? Check. Ice-breaking party trick? Check. Welcome Week wristband? No? Fear not! The Sphinx is coming to the rescue of a lucky few would-be revellers by giving away Welcome Week wristbands! This is your last chance to win an official University of Liverpool Welcome Week wristband worth £60! It will allow you into all official Welcome Week events, including live comedy from Seann Walsh, Pigeon Detectives, the sold-out paint party, and entrance to the spectacular finale: the Welcome Ball. This is your last chance to see the likes of Lethal Bizzle and Sub...

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