The Culture Secretary Maria Miller has resigned following a parliamentary expenses scandal that left her with thousands of pounds to repay the British taxpayer. Below, in full, is the letter of resignation she sent to the Prime Minister and his response: LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER 9 April 2014 Dear Prime Minister, It is with […]


“Safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation.” Winston Churchill’s famous last words on mutually assured destruction to the House of Commons in 1955 seem to have been long forgotten. Britain no longer possess nuclear weapons for the purpose of striking back, we continue to develop them as a means of deterring an […]

Ed Miliband making speech

The Labour Party has today announced that they would introduce nine “regional ministers” to devolve powers away from Whitehall and bridge the gap between the north and south. Under the proposals, ministers would be appointed for London; the South East; South West; West Midlands; North East; North West; Yorkshire and Humber; East Midlands and the Eastern region. The […]

Barack Obama

The United States continues to cling to the theory that carrying a gun is a constitutional right, while the types of weapons being carried and used are now totally out of proportion with what the founders anticipated when they believed that the right to bear arms was necessary. Every time the US is faced with a mass shooting, promises […]


    Derek Healey and Matthew MacArthur are joined by Ross Greer from Yes Scotland to discuss how Scottish independence could affect education. What do you think? Leave a comment below. This podcast was originally produced for Gen Y Times.


Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is a formidable woman; she has achieved many firsts in her roles as First Lady of the United States, US Senator, presidential candidate, and Secretary of State. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947. The daughter of Dorothy Rodham and the late Hugh Rodham, she has two younger brothers, Hugh and Tony […]

Turkish PM Erdogan addresses the media in Ankara

A recording of Turkey’s top security officials discussing a staged event to justify possible military action in Syria, has been released. “I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey.” says and individual identified in the video as being Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT). The leaked audiotapes […]


During the First World War, the minimum age for recruitment and conscription was 18 with deployment occurring at the age of 19. A century later, the United Kingdom is now the only country in the European Union still recruiting from the age of 16, while the Ministry of Defence continues to reject a complete ban […]

Alex Salmond walking in front of a Saltire

Whether you love Alex Salmond or not, few would argue about his skill as a politician. Often having been described as the greatest thing to happen to Scottish politics, Salmond has brought the Scottish National Party closer to its dream of independence. Born on Hogmanay in the royal burgh of Linlithgow, Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond […]


Feminism is a word that is thrown around a lot in this day in age. As recently as the end of last year controversial pop star Miley Cyrus told BBC Radio 1: “I feel like I’m the biggest feminists in the world.” The statement sparked many debates online about the validity of her comment. Are […]


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