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I’m sorry it’s taken me some time to write this. I’ve been struggling to find the words these past days. It still doesn’t seem real. I’ve come home for a while to be with everyone but part of me still thinks when I come back to Brighton you’ll still be there. That we’re still going to sit in Ola’s and watch the England game together on Tuesday, that I’ll see you on Monday morning in the gym, that I’ll finally actually come to rugby training instead of finding an excuse every week. I know we all have to come to…


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When Theresa May delivered her “Britain, the great meritocracy” speech in 2016, she outlined the Conservative’s commitment to creating a fairer society. The then Prime Minister claimed, “I want Britain to be the world’s great meritocracy — a country where everyone has a fair chance to go as far as their talent and their hard work will allow.”

No longer would the Conservative Party give preferential treatment to those in the upper echelons of society. Instead, Britain would finally provide equal opportunity regardless of background; going forward one thing and one thing only would determine success, hard work. Success would…


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Over the past decade, the ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theory has gained significant traction amongst the far-right and has become a frequent feature of extremist manifestos. It is entirely without merit yet, as Keir Starmer highlighted so painfully in a recent radio interview, it mostly remains unchallenged. The more this conspiracy proliferates, the more dangerous it becomes.

Adherents to the theory believe that Western demographics are being ‘replaced’ through waves of non-European/non-white migration. This, they believe, will lead to the erosion of Western values with traditional European demographics becoming a minority within the coming decades. …


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De-platforming, the practice of banning individuals or organisations that preach extremist or hateful views from digital or real-life spaces, has become a topic of polarising debate in recent years. It received heightened exposure when, in 2018, leading social media platforms banned a series of high profile far-right figures. For many, having witnessed these tech giants perpetually facilitate the spreading of dangerous misinformation and extremist ideas, this was welcomed, albeit long overdue. There was, however, significant opposition broadly falling into two camps. For some, this was ideological; a gross impingement on their liberty, the product of PC culture, and the left’s…


Winston Churchill.

Few names can produce such a visceral response simply by its mention than that of war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill. As Brits we grow up taught to revere him, shown clips of his speeches, told tales of how he single-handedly galvanised the nation and defeated the Nazis. He is presented to us as a God — this is the man who gave you everything, without him we’d all be speaking German and eating currywurst, no Churchill, no fish and chips just boiled sausage and Nazi’s. …

Will Day

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