Since the Conservatives were elected in 2010, our country has declined in many ways over the years. Now, thanks to Boris Johnson and his cronies, our politics has reached a new low. The arrogant and odious (and unelected) new prime minister has sabotaged our democracy by having Parliament suspended (known as ‘proroguing’) and we should all be worried about this dictatorial behaviour.

The government has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament next month so that MPs won’t have enough time to stop them from pushing through a no-deal Brexit on 31st October, and unfortunately, she has agreed. According to multiple…


I want to share with you the interesting story of Caroline Norton, an important 19th century author and social reformer whose experiences of domestic abuse and activism for the women of Victorian Britain have been largely forgotten. Before I begin though, it’ll be useful to touch on the status of women at the time. To put it bluntly, Victorian Britain was the epitome of a patriarchal society. Women lived as second-class citizens who didn’t have even a fraction of the rights and freedoms that men did (e.g. the right to vote, attend university, etc.) Once a woman married, her existence…


Recently, I (informally) interviewed my friend Alican Imir about his previous first-hand experiences as a delinquent youth going through the processes of the British criminal justice system. Back in 1999, when he was 7 years old, Alican and his family moved from Turkey to England where he, like many of us, grew up in the London borough of Islington. When he was 15, Alican (like so many other impressionable teenagers) began to get into some trouble with the law for what I would call ‘pseudo-gangster’ behaviour. But by around 17 years old, his delinquency had worsened and he became a…


The 20th century was one of the most destructive eras in Kurdish history. While you may be aware of the current Kurdish-Turkish conflict, such as Turkey’s recent attacks on Afrin, Syria, most of you probably don’t know of their historical campaigns against the Kurds, and other minorities for that matter, until now. Although my focus here is the brutality that Kurds have suffered since the birth of modern Turkey, especially during the Zeylân and Dersim massacres, it’s worth mentioning that the Kurdish-Turkish conflict actually emerged during the Ottoman Empire. …

Helin Newroz Karadoruk

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