The average age for world leaders ranges from 50-70 years old, only 22% percent of our MPs are women and 4% are ethnic minorities whereas in the UK ethnic minorities make up 12% of the population with women making up 51%. It is therefore understandable that young people can become indifferent to the world of politics, as these statistics show we just don’t see ourselves in them.
Presenting to an almost full house at the Liverpool Philharmonic, columnist and author Owen Jones set the tone for the evening by appealing to the City of Liverpool’s political credentials. While it’s easy for anyone giving a politically motivated speech in Liverpool to play the ‘proud working class city that struggled for justice’ card, this time it was at least relevant to the subject matter: The Politics of Hope. The evening focused on the struggles facing society’s poorest, the climate of political change in the Western world, and what can be done to change the current face of politics in the UK.
Their posters cover the campus- but are they ever really noticed? Ally Dinning attends a meeting of Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! as they discuss the state of the Labour Party today.
Joseph Howe discusses Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on university fees.