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Extinction Rebellion’s latest actions have ripped the lid off a Pandora’s box of issues
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Extinction Rebellion’s latest actions have ripped the lid off a Pandora’s box of issues

Extinction Rebellion has always been criticised for its lack of diversity. Their very policy of striking is supported by people who can afford to possibly lose their job or not work, meaning that they have always risked being out of touch with those less fortunate. Image Credit: Alexander Savin via Wikimedia Commons Their stint on the tube on Thursday shows just how much of a gap in understanding, as well as an ignorance, still exists within the group. Early in the morning, a protester decided to sit on the top of a tube carriage at Canning Town station, one of the poorest areas of London. For many people here, their jobs are their lifeline and they cannot risk tardiness. It seems that this particular staging was not even thought through, with many taking to twitter yesterd...
<strong></strong>Super Starmer, Brexit drama: Sir Keir at the University of Birmingham
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Super Starmer, Brexit drama: Sir Keir at the University of Birmingham

Amongst all of the Brexit hoopla, Sir Keir Starmer arrived at the University of Birmingham last week in an attempt to bring some law and order to the political chaos — is the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union ready to be the face of a new wave of Brexit politics? The ‘innocent’ woman formerly known as the dancing Maybot has day-by-day squeaked and clunked herself into the terrifying terminator currently threatening to tear the heart out of the United Kingdom as she seeks to satisfy the egotistical tin man that sits inside of her skull. Listen out for the ironic jeers as she proclaims “I’ll be back” upon hopping, skipping, and jumping onto her private jet in preparation for yet another adventure to Brussels. Then listen out for even further jeers as she returns...
The Great British Brexit ‘hokey cokey’
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The Great British Brexit ‘hokey cokey’

We’ve done the ‘in and out’, we’ve completed the shaking about, and now it is time for the turning around — and yes, that is what it’s all about. I know, I know — surely not another one? There’ve been countless articles written on the British exit of the European Union. The public’s psyches have been saturated to the point of neurological explosion under the weight of ‘backstops’ and borders, amendments and second referendums, Boris and Brussels, May and madness. My sole intention is to explain the unfolding story of Brexit in simpler terms — for all of our sanities’ sakes. What are these simpler terms I hear you asking? The ‘hokey cokey’. It is the ‘hokey cokey’ that will provide us with clarity. Now, while I understand that the present introduction of every primary school’s defau...