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Dissenters  •  December 22, 2016  •  by Marin Medved

Brexit Britain: What Has Actually Happened So Far? Or what hasn’t?

Ask a pointless question, and you will get a pointless answer. What is the point of an extensive, sector-by-sector assessment of what impact Brexit has made on the UK so far? Concrete consequences of a ‘once in a generation decision’ are yet to unfold. Every elaborate analysis cannot escape a directionless over-interpretation. The mere idea of asking…

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Dissenters  •  December 22, 2016  •  by Marin Medved

Dear Santa, Please Kill Xmas Your Lights, Your Reindeer Might Go Blind.

Until recently I could openly declare the environment had been friendlier to me, than I to it. However, I was pulled back down to earth when Trump was elected. Everything that any decent human detests was grotesquely incarnated in this unfortunate occurrence. Before Trump, I would have likely been the last man to sermonise and…

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The Revolutionary  •  December 6, 2016  •  by Marin Medved

The US Election Will Be 2016’s Most Popular Fiction Piece

You do not have to declare yourself a die-hard film fan, or even a Die Hard fan, to be fully acquainted with this year’s record-breaking blockbuster. Research by the Center For Responsive Politics (CRP) estimated in October that this year’s election would top a record breaking £6.6 billion, with Clinton and Trump alone – at that point…

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The Fan  •  November 20, 2016  •  by Oliver Burnley

Football Casuals – Anything But

My sincerest apologies for this blatant stereotype, it is solely intended for explanatory purposes. First and foremost, the lad’s footwear; the Adidas Samba, to a Scouse lad, is what Jordan’s are to any basketball fan – unquestionably essential. Hopeless analogies aside, the widespread popularity of brands such as Adidas and Ellesse (represented by the lairy…

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The Revolutionary  •  November 16, 2016  •  by The Revolutionary

Hate Trump? Don’t Like Brexit? Well Shut The Fuck Up, Because That’s On You

For the record: I mostly associate as a marxist, I’m exhausted by neoliberalism and bored of gentrification. I’ve worked for the Green Party. I’ve volunteered for Momentum, and I campaigned to Remain during the EU referendum. I’m white, middle class and well-educated. I couldn’t be more liberal if I ran on stage at a Billy Bragg gig wrapped in…

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The Revolutionary  •  July 4, 2016  •  by The Revolutionary

Who Are You Going To Blame Now?

Sovereignty, a word thrown around with gay abandon in the build up to the recent In/Out referendum means nothing. The EU didn’t impair any sovereignty of this country, but it’s easier to use grandiose words to help ensure that the impaired think they understand something. When Britain has voted against 2% of the laws that…

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Dissenters  •  June 11, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Love Not Hate: I Am A Xenophile

Sitting, eating alone surrounded by Thai people, I begin racking my brain at what the opposite of a racist is, when naturally the answer is… Just normal. Not sure why it comes to mind but I just feel more comfortable here than I would eating alone at home (which doesn’t really phase me either). But…

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Conjecture  •  June 8, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Undemocratic EU? More Like Feckless MEPs…

“The EU is undemocratic bureaucrats deciding everyone’s future without consent or control.” There is a long argument to be had with many things in this composite statement of peoples’ feeling towards the EU, notably the anti-democratic area. If you believe, Britain, with it’s bizarre first past the post system of voting is truly democratic then…

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The Fan  •  April 27, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Can We Now Start Talking About Safe Standing?

  I’ve been holding out publishing this for a few months. Not knowing whether any time would be relevant or – more importantly – appropriate for such an article. Now, learning of the vindication of the 96, the campaigners and the people of our city as a whole it finally seems fitting. We should be immensely…

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The Revolutionary  •  March 30, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

10 Reasons Why You Clicked On This And Couldn’t Believe What Happened Next…

We got you! We got you like those before us got you too. Using tried and tested, nay, trite and testing techniques that litter the internet in a bid to boost ad revenue for the click-bait sites of the world. Generally seen as the preserve of ‘international’ advertorialism, ranging from Buzzfeed on the slightly better…