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Author: Alexander Miller

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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Varsity 2017 Men’s 1s Football: Kent are the Comeback Kings

UKC Men’s First Football team provided an early contender for game of the tournament on Friday by executing the perfect comeback against Varsity rivals Canterbury Christ Church. 2-0 down at halftime, Kent F.C did the seemingly impossible and in the 89th minute brought the score up to 3-2 to seal a shock late win. The evening snow failed to get the better of both teams as CCCU and UKC started the match bright with a flurry of shots on target at both ends. The game was fast moving and tense with the ball running quickly along the 3GX surface....

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Global Britain: Britain’s Broken Trains and the Forgotten Issue

In the week that Southern Rail and ASLEF (The Train Drivers Union) agreed to return to talks and put a halt to the strikes across the train lines of the South, the British public was bombarded with Theresa May’s Global Britain Brexit speech, Trump’s inauguration, and the possible extradition of Assange to the U.S. It’s therefore easy to see why this snippet of news could be greeted with a sigh of relief and be seen as a small comfort in an increasingly complex and distressing period of global news. Under the surface there hides a very much forgotten story...

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Italy and France hold the keys to Europe’s Future: How did it come to this?

Italy, France and Britain are not necessarily imperative to the European project, but it’s a fair assumption to suggest that the European project would need some serious reconstruction if Germany was left propping up the weakened economies of Spain and Greece at the same time as Italy and France headed for the exit. Realistically speaking Italy isn’t important to Berlin and Brussels because of its economic clout, the economic crises and Eurozone issues that have plagued the nation are somewhat behind the growing Euroscepticism across the country. Italy and France are specifically needed within the EU for symbolic reasons...

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Kent Union Black History Month Controversy: Where We Go From Here

The events that have unfolded over the past week highlight more than just key issues within Kent Union, they highlight broader failures by the National Union of Students and their policies towards Black History Month. Kent Union and the subgroup within the Union that led the BHM program were naïve to follow the NUS policy which calls for a broadening of the scope of BHM and the societies, specifically the African Caribbean Society, should have been consulted on these events considering how closely they relate to their work and interests. It just makes sense. It makes sense for KU...

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