The latest Lib Dem leadership election is too safe a choice

By Oliver Toms The election of Sir Ed Davey as leader of the Liberal Democrats by the largest margin since Paddy Ashdown in 1988 shows that the membership has rejected Layla Moran’s progressive movement in favour of the safety of continuity. After two months of campaigning, acting leader Ed Davey comfortably defeated Layla Moran by…

Poetry | Lockdown by Lilly Subbotin

It wasn’t perfect We were on top of each other Like jenga It sometimes came crashing down Your single bed With springs digging into my back Uncomfortable and narrow, But it pushed me closer into your arms That small space, too small for two Became ours We found solace in our joint isolation Our own…

Why Britain’s obsession with tanning is the definition of white privilege

By Georgia Balmer There is very little that brings the British together like a heatwave. Sweltering nights, a lack of universal air conditioning, and the smugness of reaching a higher temperature than the Mediterranean, can excite the nation in a way that only the FA cup normally can.  However, with these higher temperatures comes the…

folklore | The bizarre rebranding of Taylor Swift that none of us asked for

I love Taylor Swift. I’ll be the first to say it, I am an unlikely believer in the talents and motivations of ‘Miss Americana’, especially since her opportune feature documentary showed us all her SJW side and highlighted the disgusting, sexist actions of Kanye West. But this is a topic for another day and one that has been…

Jackmaster’s return: Why we can’t continue to remove the art from the artist

By Kate Calvert In mid-August 2018, Jackmaster, a prominent Scottish DJ and producer, ambiguously admitted to ‘behaving inappropriately’ towards staff members whilst intoxicated at Bristol’s Love Saves The Day festival three months prior.  The Facebook post covered the formulaic checklist needed for a public apology of this nature, mentioning the necessity for major lifestyle changes and a…

Hands off my NHS: Who is Dido Harding and what is 1828?

Last week, Matt Hancock announced that Public Health England would be abolished, citing its failure to handle the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for its replacement. In its place, the new National Institute for Health Protection will take over the work that has already been set motion to tackle COVID-19. Set to be modelled on…

Ten Greatest Foo Fighters Songs you need to rediscover

By Bam Mitchell-Wilde With their first album having been released in 1995, there are a lot of competitors for the top ten spots… Foo Fighters; some would argue the phoenix that rose from the ashes of Nirvana, others shun any attempt at relating the two. Regardless of how you feel about their origins, Dave Grohl is undeniably…

Love sex? Love lube: Top tips for your very own WAP

Lube has been around for over a century; I am not kidding – the first non-sterile version of lube was on the shelves in 1904 but there has been written evidence which dates all the way back to 350 B.C! Don’t get me wrong, it was not the luxury lubricants we are used to today…

Poetry | Poetry Moves On by Aimee Dyson

Why don’t you want me? Am I really that bad? That unwanted? That boring? Don’t you see All the good I can do If you open your eyes To change To spoken word To Instapoetry To rap music To a breath of fresh air No more war poems No more white old men Interrupting our…