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Mark Docherty - Politics Contributor

I am a student whose primary interest lies in politics and current affairs. This has led me to develop a passion for journalism as the media is vital for free states to function transparently.

COVID-19: A chance for social media to show worth?

The current coronavirus pandemic is causing disruption to normal life which, for many people my age and older, is unprecedented. Already we are seeing public events, sporting fixtures and even blockbuster films being postponed or cancelled due to the threat the virus would pose for public gatherings. Italy, France and the Republic of Ireland were …

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Why Big Ben’s Brexit bongs would set the wrong tone for Britain

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With Brexit day being on the horizon, the formalities of Britain’s initial exit from the EU have been given the go-ahead by Parliament. The necessary legislation was given royal assent last week, meaning it has been written into law and the government can now turn its focus to negotiations on the future relationship with the …

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The UK Constitution Cannot Be Exploited for Political Gain

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The UK is often referred to as an elective dictatorship, where the elected government is handed wide-ranging powers for the duration of their term in office with minimal checks on this power. In the absence of an American-style written constitution, the relatively few checks and balances on governmental power has the potential to be exploited …

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British People Stand Up To Attempted Tyranny

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In the most turbulent period UK politics has seen for decades, you could be forgiven for being somewhat pessimistic about the state of our affairs. However, if you look past the parliamentary prorogation, Tory Party purges, and political shenanigans, there is reason to be hopeful. Although the actions of party leaders and top ministers have …

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