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The Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the world’s most universally accepted human rights treaty – nearly every United Nations member has ratified it, and last November marked its 25th anniversary. The countries left to ratify the treaty are: South Sudan; Somalia and the USA. Amnesty’s current campaign is to help convince the US to ratify the Convention of the Rights of the...
An Exclusive Interview with Nigel Farage
Love him or hate him, Nigel Farage, as one of the European Union’s fiercest British detractors, has emerged to shake up national and international politics in recent years. His party, Ukip, currently holds claim to the UK’s electoral majority at the European Parliament, and two Conservative MPs have, thus far, sensationally defected to its ranks. He is now eyeing big gains at next year’s general election. After several months of dialog with various Ukip press offices – and perhaps a tad too much badgering on my behalf! –, I managed to bag an interview via email with the man himself. Egotistical, armed and dangerous, or a decent bloke trying to do the right thing? I’ll let you decide!
Regrettably, UKIP has requested the withdrawal by INK Students of this interview, asserting that Nigel Farage was unsatisfied with the results. We have been informed that a revised version will hopefully be available in the near-future.
Long gone are the days of Facebook pages seeking 'likes', it is now the hashtag's turn to control the online communication circuit. The ease of connectivity and the forcefully brief snippets of information in only 140 characters provides a constant and captivating stream of news. Just as celebrities have, politicians are now flocking to this new form of the w...
Are politicians, dedicated as they are with such fervency to their parties, truly representative of the citizens charged with their election to Parliament? The answer, it would appear, is a firm ‘no’...
In December 2010, a self-immolation by an angry man in Tunisia sparked the Arab Spring. The Western world was delighted. Decades of coercion and attraction by the ‘developed’ world has paid off. Democracy is taking the world by storm.