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    Leaders: Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin: Time Magazine’s #1 most influential person in 2015, has shown a remarkable talent throughout his early life and political career for ‘getting the job done’. His authoritatively democratic regime has carried out policies that provides a new lease of life to traditional Russian values (such as Russian Orthodox Christianity) which has seen his popularity continue to soar to 82% over the past 16 years.

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    Brexit 3 months on: What's changed?

    The Brexit referendum result was not legally binding in any way: is Theresa May just looking for a political excuse to ignore it?

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    That Clever Bastard: Why You Should Read Christopher Hitchens

    Hitchens is in my mind 'that clever bastard'. He backed causes I despised and yet, when I read his arguments, I find myself challenged

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    From Labour to Podemos and the Pirate Party: Is Opposition Failing?

    Much of the pessimism surrounding politics in 2016 can be boiled down to two things: the highly publicised deaths of numerous celebrities and the failure of political opposition. Whilst the Grim Reaper isn’t willing to swap Snapchat for David Bowie (I checked), we can take a look at why political opposition around the world is currently so ineffective.

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    A Plea to My Fellow Americans

    One Christmas, long ago, my sister and I were given US-election Beanie Babies by our American relatives; a Republican elephant for her and a Democratic donkey for me, both of course patterned with the Stars and Stripes.

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    #BLM: #ShutDown Racism In Medicine

    Just because it is not explicitly encountered, does not mean it's not there. Sidelining the matter in medicine will simply inflame perceptions of inferiority and inequality among people of colour and race; the same goes for other professions and services too.

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