Category: Politics

US Ambassador calls on DMU students for help

  The US Ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Matthew Barzun, called on DMU students to help form closer ties with the US embassy in a recent visit to Leicester. During a tour of Leicester he visited De Montfort...

/ 29th March 2014

DMU shines as House of Commons Speaker John Bercow MP chairs debate

  On Thursday DMU students and staff attended a debate on democracy and the point of voting at the historic Trinity House Chapel. After DMU awarded him the title Honorary Doctor of Laws at a ceremony in the afternoon the...

/ 27th January 2014

Russell Brand, Jeremy Paxman and Democracy

Last Wednesday (23rd October 2013) Jeremy Paxman interviewed Russell Brand regarding the latter’s role as guest editor of a special ‘Revolution’ issue of the New Statesman, an interview that has gone viral on YouTube. The interview was perhaps what might...

/ 29th October 2013

Benefit reform, hard or soft?

It seems that the Conservative approach to dealing with Neets (Not in education, employment or training) is to eradicate the need for such a title with David Cameron claiming, ‘Today it is still possible to leave school, sign on, find...

/ 8th October 2013

Fracking agenda in the UK exposes hypocrisy of Tory Manifesto

Fracking is the process of extracting gas or oil by fracturing rock with a pressurised liquid that typically consists of a mix of water, sand and chemicals. The sand holds open the shattered rock in order to make the gas...

/ 22nd September 2013

It’s the conference season! So what about the students?

UK politics saw party conference season kick off last weekend with the Liberal Democrat’s conference in Glasgow. The Lib Dems could be seen as marmite in the eyes of students due to the hugely unpopular tripling of student fees and...

/ 22nd September 2013

Fracking agenda in the UK exposes hypocrisy of Tory Manifesto

Fracking is the process of extracting gas or oil by fracturing rock with a pressurised liquid that typically consists of a mix of water, sand and chemicals. The sand holds open the shattered rock in order to make the gas...

/ 22nd September 2013

It’s conference season! So what about the students?

UK politics saw party conference season kick off last weekend with the Liberal Democrat’s conference in Glasgow. The Lib Dems could be seen as marmite in the eyes of students due to the hugely unpopular tripling of student fees and...

/ 22nd September 2013

Legal Aid Reform will hit most vulnerable

  The legal system of the United Kingdom has for years, been the envy of the world. The equality of law has been a benchmark for countries to aim towards that has entitled every man and woman in our borders...

/ 12th June 2013

Legal Aid reform will hit most vulnerable

The legal system of the United Kingdom has for years, been the envy of the world. The equality of law has been a benchmark for countries to aim towards that has entitled every man and woman in our borders to...

/ 12th June 2013