Russian Nerve Agent Attack: A strategic unforced error or election stunt?

George Haimes responds to the reactions of the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal, former double agent for the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, and his daughter Yulia Skripal, and explores possible motives behind the attack.  Following the annexation of Crimea in 2014, James Rogers and Andra-Lucia Martinescu identified both ‘area denial’ and ‘modulated warfare’ as the […]

“Get the FUUK Off Our Pensions”: The Strike for USS

For the past nine days, university lecturers across the country have walked out on strike as part of a 14-day stint of industrial action in protest against drastic changes to their pensions put forward by Universities UK. Here, Orlagh Fallon  tells us why she is supporting our lecturers, and why we should be too. 

Good Girl Gone Bad: nudes, the patriarchy and ABBA.

Clemmie Melvin talks to the actor-writer Naomi Sheldon about her play Good Girl, feminism and nudes.   CM: Hi Naomi! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer some questions for Exetera Magazine. Could you tell me a bit about your play Good Girl?   NS: Hello! My absolute pleasure. Good Girl is a dark comic […]

ISIS, BERLIN AND IDEOLOGICAL WALL-FARE

John F Kennedy once stood tall in Berlin and declared that “democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in”. In creating laws that infringe upon the freedoms of individuals and build suspicion between communities, are we creating that wall?

TURKEY’S TRICKY CHOICE

Turkish citizens head to the polls tomorrow in an election that could see the AKP toppled from power for the first time since 2002. Can the Kurdish party stop the President from taking the country down the road to authoritarianism?

THE POLITICS BEHIND POLITICAL REFORM

The Election result was not unfair. It was democratic. It you want political reform, do something about it.

STUDENT VOICES: THE SOCIALISTS

Exeter Socialist Students is not affiliated with any political party so, unlike other political societies on campus, we are not obliged to “toe the party line” when discussing the General Election taking place on Thursday. This allows us a degree of extra freedom since we are never put in the position in which we are forced to unwillingly support policies that […]

STUDENT VOICES: UKIP

People more than ever feel disconnected from Westminster politics and the three main parties. As a young person I got involved with UKIP because I wanted a new form of politics in which politicians listen to all rather than the few and don’t make false promises. If you want people who will stand up for you on a local […]

STUDENT VOICES: THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

With the election just days away, the President of the University’s Conservative Party Society attempts to win your vote.

STUDENT VOICES: THE LABOUR PARTY

In this instalment of Student Voices, Labour Party Society President John Chilvers discuss the importance of tuition fees, student housing and mental health.

STUDENT VOICES: THE GREEN PARTY

Green Party Society President argues that a Green vote is not a wasted vote.

STUDENT VOICES: THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

President of the Liberal Democrat society, Nick Sutton, states his party’s case in the run-up to the General Election.

GENERAL ELECTION 2015: (A) POLITICAL CONFESSION

In a world where Ed Miliband openly trumpets “I want to reach out to Tory voters,” then surely both Left and Right lead to the same destination?

EXETERA INTERVIEWS NORMAN FINKELSTEIN

Iconoclastic pariah Norman Finkelstein, author of the “Holocaust Industry”, explains why he’s less than optimistic about a resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and castiagtes Barack Obama in this extended interview.

IS IT A WASTE TO VOTE GREEN?

Prominent figures in the Green Party respond to the question: ‘It a vote for your party a wasted vote?’

THE BLACK MAGIC OF BORIS JOHNSON

Boris Johnson: “hopeless, puppy-haired buffoon” or “the most revered figure of British values since Boadicea”?

INSULTS FOR LEFTIES

Are you a radical post-post-pre-feminist, anti-racist Euro-radical or a bourgeois Tate Modernist? Take a look at our insults for lefties.

W/E: ON APATHY

Do we actually care about anything anymore, or do we just pretend that we do?

HUMMUS WARS

Hummus: it’s more political than you might think.