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Month: August 2016

Holding my hands up: I was wrong about laïcité

Laïcité is the French principle of state secularism. It is based upon the separation of church and stately institutions, including the government and education system. Laïcité was born in the context of Catholicism’s stronghold over a fast diversifying France. It aimed to nullify Catholic influence in national affairs to create an environment of…

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#PokémonGoHome, London’s latest brilliant anti-Brexit protest

London’s ability to satirically protest against Brexit hit a new high this week, as posters featuring Pokémon appeared around the city, with captions such as “by 2019 your Pokémon may lose their right to live in the UK” and “just because your #Pokémon is here, doesn’t mean it will stay”. Making the…

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Drop everything you’re doing, there’s a new Rogue One trailer

Stop everything you’re doing, the official trailer for the first Star Wars spin off movie Rogue One, has been released! Set just before Episode IV: A New Hope, the film traces the story of a rebel group sent to steal the Death Star plans, which we know are later used by…

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Did the Nazis bomb your house during the war?

From October 1940 to June 1941, Britain was continuously bombed by the Nazi war machine, with an estimated 30,000 bombs dropped across the 8 month period. Particularly targeted was the country’s economic heart and capital city, which alone was on the receiving end of about half the total firepower. In…

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