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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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#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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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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Referendums suck (and so do people)

In a couple of weeks, Britain will decide whether to stay or leave the EU. You may have heard about it on the news. After months of mathematical bickering, lame personal point-scoring and uncomfortable displays of xenophobia masqueraded as English patriotism, people will vote to determine Britain’s geopolitical and economic future,…

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