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The Star Wars prequels are basically a guide to 2016 politics

The Star Wars prequels often get ripped apart by fans and critics. Stiff acting and dialogues, over the top reliance on CGI and the lack of wit which characterised George Lucas’ earlier films are among the common – and valid – criticisms of the second trilogy. Another disputed point is…

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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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Waking up to Brexit: a European’s political hangover

I’ve never been upset by politics before. Those close to me will know it can leave me disillusioned or disagreeing, sometimes annoyed and rarely indifferent. But never before has it left me genuinely saddened, gutted, sickened even. Until I woke up in Brexit England. The campaign to Leave the EU has…

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