Tags : opinion

Us and Them: Influencers and Their Followers

Opening Instagram can be overwhelming at the worst of times, but during a global pandemic? Gut wrenching. Whilst millions of people have been dying throughout the world due to Covid-19, some of our favourite influencers and celebrities have been ramming products, holidays and events down our throats. There has always been a well established divide […]Read More

Universities Don’t Understand the Importance of Arts Education

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK government has shown a growing contempt towards the arts as restrictions and lockdowns have continued to put theatres, cinemas, museums, galleries, and gig venues under forced closure. This dismissal of the arts has been most infamously demonstrated in the government’s “Rethink. Reskill. Reboot.” campaign, or the better known “Fatima” […]Read More

House Parties for 14 People? The Government’s Bad Phrasing is

‘Today I can announce that next week we will be introducing a new £800 fine for those attending house parties, which will double for each repeat offense to a maximum level of £6,400. These fines will apply to those who attend illegal gatherings of more than 15 people in homes.’ Soon after Priti Patel finished […]Read More

Johnson is Proving His Own Incompetence… Again

As an opinion writer, Boris Johnson presents quite a lot of exciting, creative opportunities. Like any columnist worth their salt, my writing style allows me to inject a certain flavour into my points of view. With Johnson in power, there are endless opportunities for said creative flavour injection, such as comparing him to an albino […]Read More

How the Media Played Its Part in the Capitol Riots

Political journalism is a tough job. Politics is, by its very nature, a sensitive and divisive topic, so perhaps there is no area of journalism in which using the correct language is more important. A choice word here or there can totally change someone’s outlook on the situation being reported on, and with it, their […]Read More

Venezuela in Crisis: Do Pleas for Help Fall on Deaf

What springs to mind when we hear someone mention ‘Venezuela’? Perhaps a country braving one taxing obstacle after another? A nation pummelled by famine, a buckling health service, and an education system in dire straits? What’s certain is that even a modicum of support from President Nicolás Maduro, who denies there is a crisis in […]Read More

Is Controversy Enough To Crush Fast Fashion?

Fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing has once again faced backlash and uproar on social media after selling their clothes for as little as 6p during their 2020 Black Friday Sale. While the PLT sale boomed and items sold out in the snap of a finger, many on Twitter were eager to express their excitement at […]Read More

Mass Effect 2 Won’t Let Me Be Mean

So, I recently started playing Mass Effect 2 (2010) – I know, ten years late to the whole thing – and I rather enjoyed it. As a fan of strategy games, the combination of role-playing elements and third-person gun-play is an invigorating change. Through the first couple of playthroughs, though, I was pretty much exclusively […]Read More

Laurence Fox and the Problem With Celebrity Politics

The only thing more irritating than watching celebrities being pressured by journalists into giving forced opinions on current affairs, is watching celebrities voluntarily giving their opinions and expecting people to care. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing inherently bad about someone in the public eye sharing their opinion; It takes a lot of guts to […]Read More