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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…


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…

Laughter Locker

Culture  •  November 27, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Dead Comfy Sofas And Cheese – Laughter Locker

Managed Decline sat down with the ladies behind one of Liverpool’s newest comedy nights, Laughter Locker, in advance of their November event. Northern Irish native, Cash Boyle, & East Midlands girl, Kate Jackson, have come together to create one of the city’s newest and most exciting comedy nights. Set in the atmospheric basement bar, Kabinett, amongst chesterfields and…

Secret Circus

Culture  •  November 23, 2016  •  by Kirsten Hawkins

The Secret Circus: Back From Edinburgh

Managed Decline sent Kirsten Hawkins out to see what was going on Duke St in the most inconspicuous of places. It took a while to find the Secret Circus – It certainly seemed esoteric and underground judging by the “Car Park” space in Duke Street. Many of us have to be forgiven for seeking out…

The Firm cast showing off their clobber.

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…


News  •  November 17, 2016  •  by The Revolutionary

Teachers’ Unions Warn Of Swinging Cuts

Schools in Liverpool have remained tight-lipped about figures released by teachers’ unions which warn of swinging budget cuts over the next four years. Estimated figures published by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) show reductions across the City Region of nearly £28 million between now and 2020. Their…


Culture  •  November 17, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Hot Water Comedy Club – Making Liverpool Laugh 7 Days a Week

Our mates at Hot Water Comedy Club are close to opening Liverpool’s first purpose-built comedy venue running 7 nights a week. The new venue, located on Seel Street, will be a massive boost to the city’s comedy scene from a promoter that has already put a fair bit of graft. The promoters aim to open this side…


Up North  •  November 11, 2016  •  by Yvonne Tomorrow-Satan

Thumb Off In Jiffy Accident

A factory worker was left needing skin grafts after the packaging company he worked for failed to take adequate measures to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery. Jiffy Packaging Company Limited, which produces packaging for the food industry and stationery products, was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court last week after an investigation by the Health…


Culture  •  October 26, 2016  •  by Spencer Montagu

Liverpool Music Week 16 – ‘Check Out These Guys’ List  

I want to be able to use my words. I wish I could eloquently express how much I’m looking forward to this year’s Liverpool Music Week, but I’m too giddy with child-like excitement. The festival has grown bigger and better with each passing year culminating in what – in my opinion – is its finest…


Music  •  September 26, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Get Down To The Sound

Hustle and Suncebeat (Southport Weekender) are hosting the inaugural edition of Liverpool Disco Festival on Saturday 29th October, spread across the Baltic Triangle district of the city. Due to overwhelming demand from disco lovers near and far, organisers have extended their original plans from a single (previously just at Camp & Furnace) to a multi-venue event; including the Great Baltic…