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What Will Leo Varadkar Do Next?

Harry Mason / December 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM 92 views

Before the EU referendum, pollsters found that immigration was the number one concern for voters. The economy, public services and British sovereignty were frequently mentioned. One topic that received scant discussion, though, was the Irish border. As negotiations have progressed,…

Why Aren’t Labour Further Ahead in the Polls?

Harry Mason / November 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM 59 views

This government is a shambles. Since losing their majority, May & co. have presided over a dumpster fire of u-turns, uncertainty and warring egos. They’re bound together by little more than a fear of Labour, and are riven apart by…

Pop Music Reunions: Yay or Nay?

Harry Mason / August 26, 2016 at 11:00 PM 276 views

With Daphne & Celeste (of 'U-G-L-Y, you ain’t got no alibi, you ugly' infamy) embarking upon a comeback tour, it’s official - every pop band that could possibly have gotten back together now has. From Blur to Blue, recent years…

Why Do So Many Writers Only Become Famous After They Die?

Harry Mason / June 10, 2016 at 11:00 PM 416 views

Dossing around in our dilapidated student house one night, my flatmates and I pondered where post-university life would take us. We predicted that Phoebe, a business student, would become a ruthless, Ayn Rand-style corporate titan. Drama student Ben would become…

Are the Bowies and Rickmans of Today Daring To Dream?

Harry Mason / January 30, 2016 at 12:00 AM 327 views

The deaths this month of David Bowie and Alan Rickman were saddening for a number of reasons. Both were cherished British icons and immensely talented men, who between them covered roles as eclectic as Hans Gruber, the Thin White Duke,…