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Author: Alexander Miller

Shadow Foreign Secretary Visits Canterbury: Emily Thornberry on Labour’s chances in Canterbury

Former University of Kent student and Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry was in Canterbury today supporting Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Canterbury and Whitstable, Rosie Duffield. With the race for Number 10 heating up and with just 6 days to go until polling day, the Canterbury and Whitstable Labour Party were buoyed on by the chance to add some political clout to their campaign, in the name of a top shadow cabinet official. The latest polling from YouGov suggests that the usually safe Conservative seat of Canterbury and Whitstable is now a toss-up between Julian Brazier and the Conservatives, and...

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Canterbury Elects 2017: Why You Should Vote in Canterbury

As students, we have the unique opportunity to choose between two constituencies in which to vote. 2017, and this General Election, are no different and the choice that you need to make is extremely important. Hard Brexit is on the table as well as crippling cuts to our public services. What Canterbury needs is for the student population to work together and head to the ballot boxes en masse. General Elections are not supposed to be called whenever the Prime Minister wants, that’s why the Fixed Term Parliaments Act was introduced in 2011. Theresa May doesn’t care about that...

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Beauty and the Russian Ban

Russian MP, Vitaly Milonov has reportedly called for the new Disney adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to be banned for, “peddling,” “Gay Propaganda.” In 2013 Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, signed legislation into law placing a ban on “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations.” While plans for the film still went ahead, a revised rating of 16+ has been applied, ensuring it will be kept away from Russian minors. The mentality behind it is to reinforce traditional Russian values over liberalised western culture. Not only does this have huge implications for increased discrimination of the LGBT community in Russia,...

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Leadership Elections 2017: Kent Union’s Culture Crisis

If accountability is not at the heart of a democratic organisation then it is not unreasonable to suggest that that organisation is not really democratic at all and well, if that organisation’s democratic mandate is severely limited, it is almost undeniable that there is a democratic deficit within that organisation and that there is a deep-rooted problem with the culture of that organisation. I don’t mean to demean or belittle the achievements of the newly elected Kent Union Sabbatical Officers, or undermine the great work that has been done by the Presidents and Vice Presidents of the past. They...

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Varsity 2017: UKC Hockey Men’s 1s Suffer Crushing Defeat

Kent Men’s Hockey 1s suffered a 5-1 drubbing against CCCU in their Varsity clash at the UKC Astro on Monday night. Kent looked unsettled right from the off as CCCU commanded play around the field and the deadlock was broken after just three minutes. A fired shot deceived the keeper and Christ Church took an early lead. CCCU continued to the put the pressure on Kent and apart from a great save by the UKC keeper after an early penalty corner, the half was all CCCU’s. They doubled their lead after eighteen minutes on the second attempt from another...

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