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Getting rid of Uber means the black cab monopoly wins again

I see Uber as more than just a taxi app which lets us get around. From a student’s perspective, it is yet another innovation that has increasingly come to define our generation. It’s even coined the term ‘uberization’ – combining modern technology with radically transform a traditional industry such as taxicabs....
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Posted Oct. 14, 2017

Election night madness

On Friday 3 March, the roof fell in on Warwick student politics. Or rather, it almost did. The Dirty Duck’s structural snafu occurred earlier in the day. Though this ensured none of the candidates were injured, it also meant the kitchen was out of action – bursting with any hopes...
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Posted Mar. 10, 2017

Why no one cares about student politics

Student politics has long been a distant entity to most of us here on campus. Many may cite the NUS discount card or the copious amounts of cardboard on campus now that it is election week, but not much else. The recent actions of the Student Council (which, understandably, most...
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Posted Mar. 3, 2017

Of course we waste our student loans, we’re students

Last month, The Telegraph alleged that a third of students frivolously waste their loans, indulging their hedonistic desires – drinking, partying and shopping. All unnecessary and contrary to the ethos of rigorous study and discussion. Unsurprisingly this brought the fury of students. They slap us with £9,000 fees and now...
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Posted Jan. 31, 2017

Andy Street: your next mayor?

Many are familiar with the position of the Mayor of London for its rather flamboyant, headline-grabbing incumbents, such as Boris Johnson or current mayor Sadiq Khan. However, as part of the government’s push for regional devolution, a number of areas, including the West Midlands, are electing mayors this year. Those...
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Posted Jan. 24, 2017

The real problem with tuition fees

Two months ago, over 10,000 students and lecturers took to the streets of London in what has now become a familiar sight, protesting against rising tuition fees. They claimed that tuition fees, which if the government’s higher education bill is passed will be allowed to rise to £9,250, along with...
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Posted Jan. 13, 2017

Trump shows that the liberal left need to change their narrative

2016 certainly hasn’t been a year for the faint hearted. I can think of no other year since 1989 in which has been so revolutionary in terms of politics, with the result that we now have Mr Trump heading to the White House and Britain exiting the EU. Now that the post US election dust is starting to settle, many from the liberal left are in deep soul-searching mode.
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Posted Nov. 27, 2016

Brexit, Mayism and Corbyn: Currie dishes the dirt

On  Thursday 20 October, Warwick PPE Society had the great pleasure of hosting Edwina Currie, former junior health minister and Conservative MP. During the talk, Mrs Currie wowed the crowd with her famously sharp wit and argumentative style, even at one point getting embroiled in a heated exchange with a...
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Posted Nov. 2, 2016