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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals the Fragility of a Private Health Industry on the Rocks

Recently the government made a deal with private health firms to the tune of £2.4 million per day for the use of their facilities. While it is of utmost importance to the government and the public that facilities are acquired to deal with current pandemic, questions have been raised over the relative value for money […]

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Politics

Modern Apartheid: Palestine and Coronavirus

In the days and weeks following the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic many around the world have halted all train of political thought. “This is no time for politics” you hear, as people descend into panic and entire nations lock down. Solidarity has grown between communities all over the world, but for the Israeli government […]

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Opinion

In The Post-Coronavirus Landscape, The Left Must Take The Opportunity to Build a Better World

That we are living through strange times has become the cliché of our day. Across much of the world, whole nations are in lockdown in an attempt to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This represents a total transformation in the circumstances we began the 2020s on just a few months ago, and there is increasing […]

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Opinion

‘Recognition? That’ll Do it!’

In times of crisis, the response is the most important form of action. Sometimes situations can be made worse, with smaller, internal problems arising as a result. The response also tells you a lot about the values and the logic of individuals and the society as a whole. People stockpile toilet roll, the police demonstrate […]

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Opinion

Austerity Britain and Coronavirus: Never Again

The coronavirus pandemic has wrought havoc across all aspects of public and private life. The emergence of the virus has highlighted the fragility of our so-called ‘welfare state’. Over the last decade, the flawed policy of austerity and its tendency to short-term monetary efficiency over long-term security, has created serious gaps in the government’s ability […]

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Coronavirus

Demands for Additional Funding to Domestic Abuse Support Services

Since the UK lockdown was announced government messages have told us that if we are at home, we are safe. This is far from the truth for so many women and children suffering at the hands of domestic abuse. The nature of isolation has given abusers the tools to exercise and to excuse coercive and […]

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Coronavirus

Hungary’s Democracy ‘In Quarantine’ Following Coronavirus Power Grab

Hungary has been under a state of emergency since early last month. On Monday 30 March Viktor Orbán’s government was given the right to rule by decree, that is, without parliament’s approval. This should not be seen as an abstract fear, as Orbán’s leadership has been eroding democratic norms and undermining the rule of law […]

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Coronavirus

The Others We Forget

In the weeks since the coronavirus crisis began, our language has transformed to catch up with the world we are now living in. Words and phrases previously unheard of, or infrequently used, have come to dominate our thoughts and our conversations. ‘Vulnerable people’ is one such phrase. Though the narrative around this vulnerability is complex, […]