Editorial: The Labour Government That Never Was


The Platform's Political Editor on the outcome of the 2015 British Elections   Ed Miliband was to be the new British prime minister today, instead he is holidaying in Ibiza...

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The Elections: What it Means to Live in Conservative Britain


A Tory government looks terrible for the disadvantaged, but all is not lost for Britain   Many were hoping to see an end to the austerity measures our country has faced for the last...

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Dissecting the Future of the National Health Service


With privatisation now a tangible reality, NHS employees fear how an already-strained service will change and diminish   In the aftermath of the general elections, in which...

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Observations from the Classroom: Moved, Humbled and Ashamed


Being a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in Britain has been both alarming and humbling   I'll begin with a disclaimer – I'm not a political expert, this is not a political...

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Saul Williams: Burning Boundaries and Spinning Song


Poet and rap artist questions power and advocates for social change through music, literature, film and theatre   I first got into Saul Williams via Rage Against the Machine....

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Brazilian Teachers: Enemies of the State


Professionals working in the education sector are treated with contempt by the Brazilian authorities in a country where privatisation is on the increase   Rubber bullets...

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Tidal: Music Revolution or Regression?


Jay-Z has claimed that Tidal will revolutionise the music industry but the reality is far less exciting   In the promotional video for Tidal, rapper Jay-Z proclaims, “Change...

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