Hell in a handbasket for British politics

Month: June 2016

Hell in a handbasket for British politics

I’m going to prelude this by saying that I’m not a Conservative, but I’m not a Labour supporter either. Frankly, I can’t help but feel that British politics is suffering a lack of strong, charismatic leaders to get behind right now, and this oddness with the Brexit is only pushing the public further away from politics. How on earth are you supposed to find yourself in any way engaged with the two main political parties who take turns running the country when they can’t even run themselves? There are leadership crises and there are leadership crises. We thought the…

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Bus pass vital for one in four students

  Over 800,000 bus journeys were made by Kent students with uniPLUS cards in the 2015/16 academic year. Figures provided to InQuire by Stagecoach have revealed that one in four students rely on on the purchase of the student bus passes to travel to University and around the surrounding area. These figures do not account for students who have bought tickets for only one day or journey. How do you travel to University? Walk Bus Drive Train View Results  Loading … Each uniPLUS card holder has made roughly 160 journeys on the Stagecoach buses, with 800,000 trips taking in…

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Why It’s Okay To Be Angry About Brexit

If you’re angry that we’ve left the European Union, anger is good. You’re not being a ‘sore loser’, ignore the people that tell you that. You have a problem with something that affects you. Funnel that anger into a rational response however. Dismantle your anger and actually pick out what you’re angry at. Use that anger to formulate solutions. The referendum was democracy in action, but it proves that we still do not have a working model of democracy in our society. A little over half of those that voted (37% of the country) got what they wanted compared…

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The Real Reason Behind Britain Voting To Leave The EU

One kind of post I’ve seen online a lot over the last day and a half that really frustrates me is the “Leave voter realises what they did and immediately regrets it” post. It’s always framed in a way that suggests it might be representative of all of them, as though the only difference between Leave and Remain voters is that the latter “knows better” and the former stumbles into understanding only when it’s too late. I get it – it’s satisfying to believe you’re being vindicated in the face of fear and frustration, and I don’t doubt that…

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The future of Kent in the wake of Brexit

The University of Kent has wished to reassure staff, students, and applicants to the University that the outcome of the EU referendum will not impact on its position as “the UK’s European University”. Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: “The University of Kent is proud to be outward facing and international. We are especially proud of our diverse student body and our European and international staff. We recognise that we benefit greatly from this diversity. “I am naturally disappointed at the result of the EU referendum. It reflects neither my personal views nor those of the University….

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