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London is bleeding: how can we stop the knife crime epidemic?

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London is bleeding: how can we stop the knife crime epidemic?

Knife crime is soaring in London. Politicians seem to blame each other, but have no answers. Is there any hope for our city?

No God, no human rights?

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No God, no human rights?

It seems the general view today is that human rights are a collection of socially-created values, which we have agreed are inviolable and universal to everyone. However, it becomes problematic when we argue that on one hand human rights are inherent, and on the other hand admit that they are rules that we have created ourselves. If we can make up our own moral code, why can’t someone else and what do we do when the two clash?

Ten questions for pro-choice people

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Ten questions for pro-choice people

The discussion over abortion is often full of rancour, in which neither side is really listening to the other. This tends to only result in more deeply entrenched views. Here are ten distinct and genuine questions for pro-choice people that will (at the least) give an insight into the way pro-life people think on this issue.

How woke are you?

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How woke are you?

The injustices in our society are rife, and we are increasingly more vocal about it, especially on social media. But how far does being more aware and vocal about evil take us?

When our heroes fail us

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When our heroes fail us

Every hero we have – past and present – seems to have some kind of flaw that causes them to be diminished in our eyes. Why do we continue to believe the best about people, even when we know they are hiding stuff? And what worldview helps give an account for the failings in them, and in us?

The vegans are coming to get you

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The vegans are coming to get you

Veganuary has become the latest craze of middle class Londoners. Veganism is growing in popularity and a culture war is emerging over the nation’s eating habits. But what’s driving the growth of this movement? 

What losing (then winning) an election taught me about God and politics

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What losing (then winning) an election taught me about God and politics

Getting involved in politics has been an exciting and rewarding experience, but becoming a politician has made me realise that there are some issues even politics cannot resolve. What do we do then?

Erasing Jesus from history

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Erasing Jesus from history

In our ‘post-truth’ world, attitudes towards established grand narratives have changed. Old assumptions are being challenged, but not always for the right reasons. We explore why 40% of adults in the UK believe that Jesus was not a real, historical person.

‘Take back control’: how the words of Brexit go much deeper than we think

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‘Take back control’: how the words of Brexit go much deeper than we think

Take back control. These three simple words are key to understanding why the majority support Brexit. They successfully tap into one of the most intrinsic human drivers: we all want to be in control.