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How Neoliberalism has Sowed the Seeds of a Nationalist Revival

Prior to COVID-19 political nationalism had enjoyed growing support. Its popularity is likely to remain into the aftermath of this pandemic as democracies decide who should pay for the vast amounts of money that have been spent to keep economies from completely collapsing. understanding the consequences and causes of nationalism remain as important as ever. […]

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Government Conceals The Truth of Coronavirus Death Toll

Damning figures released by the Office for National statistics have revealed that the Coronavirus death toll up to April 10 was 41 per cent higher than the numbers touted in the government’s daily press conferences. The stats, which include those who died outside of hospital, are a damning indictment of the campaign by Boris and […]

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Coronavirus

‘Five Cobra Meetings? That’s Insane!’

On Sunday 19th March 2020 a surprising shift occurred in discourse from the Murdoch-owned right-wing press where The Times reported “failings in February may have cost thousands of lives.” The article cites a senior advisor to Downing Street who “broke ranks” and blamed a “failure of leadership” for the UK’s inability to combat the coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus

Interviewing a Student Paramedic in The Coronavirus Pandemic

Discussions on Covid-19 are understandably ubiquitous at the present time. One group of people who have remained relatively quiet in this dialogue however are medical students. So Periscope Nottingham interviewed a final year student paramedic to see what they think of the government’s action and how they are dealing with this crisis. What happened from […]

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‘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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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 […]