Category Archives: Domestic Politics

The Sun and HUU 3

I recently found out that Hull University Union‘s Union Council recently made the decision to ban The Sun from being sold on student union premises. Similar action has been taken in a number of other student unions across the country. This reflects support for the national No More Page 3 campaign and groundwork that was […]

NUS plans another protest

Leonardo Da Vinci once said “Nothing¬†strengthens¬†authority so much as silence”. In a previous job, I often said that ‘it’s harder for me to fix something if no-one tells me it’s broken’. Both of those quotes can mean that in order to get change, you have to create a presence and the National Union of Students […]

Internship hypocrisy continues

On April 5th, 2011, The Guardian published an article which indicated there would be a Coalition-led clampdown on unpaid internships. One part of the article suggested “People will be encouraged to blow the whistle on unpaid internships”. The next day, there was the following in an article on the Target Jobs website: “The policy paper […]

More ineffective strike action 2

Those of you who have read my blog in the past will know my opinions of strikes and votes on them in relation to public sector pensions over the last couple of years. For a long time (even going back to before my student union days), I have felt that many unions are far too […]

What is the point of PMQs?

This week saw another Budget speech done by George Osborne, which was (mostly) leaked to the media beforehand. Prior to that though was another round of what some consider to be pantomime – Prime Minister’s Questions. Its an institution that goes back years, but is it effective and do we need it any more? In […]