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The Black Lives Matter movement has been invigorated by the killing of George Floyd. Photograph Credit- Josh Hild Pexel

The killing of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin has pushed the issue of racism to the forefront of America resulting in protests and riots across the US and protests around the world seeing hundreds of thousands of people taking part. As the debate of systematic racism continues however a new narrative has appeared amongst some prominent right-wing figures such as Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, and Paul Joseph Watson who is a well-known right-wing Youtuber. So, what is the truth about crime statistics?

It’s important to actually present the statistics which are cite but first I need provide some brief context. Firstly, these statistics are taken from 2018 and secondly they come from the FBI ‘s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, a program which compiles data from more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies across the US, basically a one stop shop for crime statistics in the US. …


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Bournemouth have struggled this season, why have they though?

Bournemouth are struggling at the moment having only won 5 games so far this season and losing 12, having a paltry 22%-win percent and a 54% losing percent.

This season was supposed to be the season of growth for Bournemouth, the season which they continue to deploy their exciting style of football using the breakthrough youngster David Brooks on one side and the consistent performer Ryan Fraser on the other providing attacking support to the clinical finisher Callum Wilson. Instead Bournemouth have failed to start and found themselves rolling backwards unable to stop. So why has this happened?

Injuries:

One of the main issues Bournemouth have faced so far is injuries. At the moment Bournemouth have 12 players out injured with Nathan Ake and Adam Smith expected to return soon. All these players out injured aren’t just squad players who aren’t crucial starting 11 players quite a few are regular appearance makers for the Cherries as 4 of the currently injured players were in Bournemouth’s top 10 Premier League appearance makers last season. …


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Pic of John Bercow smiling in the green House of Commons speakers seat
John Bercow was popular and unpopular during his time as speaker, but no one talks about what happens to the speakers seat. Credit: ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor, Creative Commons Licence 3.0

14 years. 14 long years since Buckingham have had a meaningful vote in a General Election. This year’s General Election is the first time since 2005 over 12,000 people will have had the chance to have a meaningful vote in Buckingham, however the people of Chorley’s struggle is just beginning with Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected as speaker.

The speaker is one of the most important roles inside the House of Commons, having control from over who can speak to what amendments can be debated in the Commons. The importance of the speaker has only been growing further as the Brexit soap opera continues since 2016 with John Bercow, for good or bad reasons, taking some of the limelight over the past few years. …


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Close up picture of Boris Johnson with a slight smirk
Boris Johnson was debating Jeremy Corbyn in the latest ITV Debate, however CCHQ’s Twitter was doing something else during that time

The Conservatives have found themselves in hot water as their Conservative press Twitter account was transformed into ‘FactCheckUK’ during ITV’s Leadership debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, with that account dishing out live, supposed rebuttals of Jeremy Corbyn.

This is not the first time the Conservatives have found themselves in trouble over their actions on social media, with a video of Keir Starmer on Good Morning Britain was doctored by the Conservatives to make it seem like he was stumped by a question about Brexit.


From left to right, Chuka Umunna, Jo Swinson and Sarah Wollaston posing in front of a a sign saying ‘Liberal Democrats’
From left to right, Chuka Umunna, Jo Swinson and Sarah Wollaston posing in front of a a sign saying ‘Liberal Democrats’
There has been a lot of talk about Jo Swinson not being involved in the head-to-head debate, but should she?

So, the BBC debate has been announced between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson taking place on the 6th of December, 6 days before the big day. One notable person is missing, this being Jo Swinson. This raises the question, should Jo Swinson be in the head-to-head debate?

This is one of the most important elections this country has seen in recent years with the country yet again divided between two sides; Leave and remain. It is well and truly the election to end all elections. …


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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn wearing a red tie with his black suit jacket and white shirt on while speaking into a mic
Labour’s hope to succeed at this year’s General Election aren’t looking great, but could they prove the doubters wrong?

After constant teasing of an election by Boris Johnson’s government we have finally entered election season. It seemed like it was inevitable and within touching distance, however never able to reach it, until now. And going into this election the polls looks very similar to 2017 with the Conservatives far ahead while Labour are trailing behind, but could we see a Labour turnaround like in 2017 and even this time delivering a Labour win? Maybe.

its important firstly however to revisit 2017 and look at why that Conservative collapse and Labour gain happened. A variety of reasons could be put forward for why the 2017 election ended like it ended, from a supposed ‘youthquake’, Conservative policy like the disastrous dementia tax to the end of the triple lock on state pensions and maybe even solely down to Theresa May with her now iconic phrase “strong and stable” the reasons for 2017 are endless, however one stands out. Labour had a fairly positive campaign, a campaign which focused on policy not on constant attacks like Theresa May did towards Jeremy Corbyn. I’m not saying of course that Corbyn was some perfect choir boy himself, but it became clear the later the campaign went on the attacks Theresa May did towards Corbyn grew while talking about what the Conservatives would do in government lessened. …


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Tammy Abraham in the centre of the frame wearing Chelsea’s home kit with out of focus shot of crowd in the background
Tammy Abraham has been on fire recently for Chelsea, but just how good has he been?

Tammy Abraham is thriving in Chelsea’s exciting young side under Frank Lampard’s stewardship with him seemingly scoring goals for funny, but just how good has Abraham been this season?

Abraham has been one of the surprise packages of this season so far with many, including myself wondering could Abraham cut it in the Premier League. If you look to Abrahams previous experience in the Premier League with Swansea City, it was poor with him getting 5 goals in 31 appearances and it seemed with Aston Villa in the Championship it could’ve previously been argued maybe he had found his level with him having such a fantastic season. At the beginning of the season also he started poorly against Manchester United missing opportunities with people even saying Giroud should start, however Abraham has completely dismissed any concern over his goalscoring ability in the prem having scored 12 goals in 23 games all competitions and 8 in 10 if just looking at the Prem and he currently tops the scoring charts drawing with Agüero. …


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Photo with the word Facebook as a sign wrote in the colour black with white lighting behind it
Facebook is used by billions, but what do they know about me? Photo by Alex Haney on Unsplash

$384.96 billion dollars. That’s how much is expected to be spent on online advertising in 2020. Globally 50.1% of advertising money will be spent on online advertising in 2019. It’s a market which continues to grow around the world and will continue as technology reaches new, monumental peaks. Social media companies have been the main benefactors of this massive market as the use of social media continues to grow each year as Facebook will, according to emarketer, take up 22.1% of the digital ad seller market, only second to Google who are on 37.2% in 2019.

Facebook arguably has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons recently, especially regarding that all important data, with Cambridge Analytica being the peak of this issue. Data is central to Facebooks revenue as its main revenue stream is from advertising, something which it earns so much from because of the amount of data they collect. …


From left to right, Chuka Umunna, Jo Swinson and Sarah Wollaston posing in front of a a sign saying ‘Liberal Democrats’
From left to right, Chuka Umunna, Jo Swinson and Sarah Wollaston posing in front of a a sign saying ‘Liberal Democrats’
The Liberal Democrats have been on the rise recently, however they might face some issues in the future.

The Liberal Democrats have been a party which has been able to use the carnage of Brexit to its advantage. If you compare the Lib Dems support in the 2017 General Election to recent polling its growth in support is phenomenal, and too think following the General Election in 2015 they were down and out. The main reason the Lib Dems have been able to grow is because of one thing: Brexit.

Brexit has split a usually unified Conservative Party sharply in half and has only highlighted divisions within the Labour Party to a greater level. The Lib Dems have however been able to use Brexit to its advantage by offering a very simple policy which is simple to understand, this being support for having a 2nd referendum on Brexit. …

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