The Importance of Protecting Free Speech

A recent article has been published by The Tab, criticising the government for its efforts to protect free speech. One might assume it argues the government is not going far enough to protect a human right that is proven to be under threat in universities. Sadly this is not the case; the author of thisContinue reading “The Importance of Protecting Free Speech”

Who Is A Refugee? Refugee Status In A World Of Climate Change And Pandemics.

The question of who is a refugee and who is entitled to the international protection the status accompanies has been discussed in scholarly and political literature since the Refugee Convention in 1951. The definition has significant impacts on the obligations of host and origin states, politicizing the issue that affects individuals lives on a dailyContinue reading “Who Is A Refugee? Refugee Status In A World Of Climate Change And Pandemics.”

There Is No Method To This Madness

“I urge you at this moment of national emergency to stay at home, protect our NHS and save lives.” – Boris Johnson on 23rd March 2020. The main purpose of entering a national lockdown on 23rd March was, supposedly, to avoid overwhelming the NHS – a catastrophic scenario which would have only resulted in theContinue reading “There Is No Method To This Madness”

The Other Pandemic: The Plastic Crisis

Every person in the UK is aware of the intensifying plastic crisis. However, did you know that by opting for a disposable face mask instead of a reusable one you are aiding the plastic pandemic? This crisis has been a rising issue in the last several years with 78% of plastic ending up in theContinue reading “The Other Pandemic: The Plastic Crisis”

The Insanity ​​Behind Mental Health Economics

It does not take an Econ genius to determine the adverse relationship between the economy and mental health, whether these be direct costs, such as therapy or other mental health program expenses, or indirect costs such as loss in labour productivity. However, what is the monetary value of such a toll?  Experts estimate that mentalContinue reading “The Insanity ​​Behind Mental Health Economics”

The Hidden Victims of COVID-19

No one is exempt from the effects of the COVID19 pandemic; everyone has had to make their sacrifices, however big or small. However, some members of society have been hit especially hard during this global pandemic. We have heard the stories of the traditional risk groups, yet the media has largely ignored the situation ofContinue reading “The Hidden Victims of COVID-19”

The Forgotten Key Workers: Seasonal Migrant Labour in the Age of COVID-19

The story of the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of devastation, but it has also highlighted the importance of key workers to the functioning of countries around the world. This has in turn led to a rising appreciation for the work that they do, with the media and people in general playing a role inContinue reading “The Forgotten Key Workers: Seasonal Migrant Labour in the Age of COVID-19”

Behind the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis – Yemen

Yemen – a country on the Southwestern end of the Arabian Peninsula with many unique cultural influences stemming from the Sheba Kingdom and early Islam. Previously described by geographers as Arabia Felix, otherwise meaning “happy, fortunate, blessed”, today Yemen is burdened by death, starvation, and war. The conflict began in 2014 when Houthi insurgents tookContinue reading “Behind the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis – Yemen”