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We’re looking for new Elections and Communications Officers

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We’re excited to announce that we’re looking for two new Young Greens Executive Committee members to join our team! Apply now to be co-opted as our new Elections Officer or Communications Officer! Deadline for applications: 23: 59 on Saturday 20 February Eligibility: You must be a member of the Green Party of England and Wales, […]

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Apartheid Off Campus!

Guest blog from Youth PSC At most higher education institutions in the UK, students, staff and academics have little oversight of how those at the top of the university make decisions. This is particularly true of university investments, where decisions are made in closed subcommittees, with little student or staff representation.  PSC research has uncovered […]

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The corrupt and crooked handling of the pandemic response cannot go on

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson told the Commons on Monday that the three-tiered system of regional measures will return from 2 December. He added that each tier will be toughened and regions will not find out which tier they are in until Thursday.  The allocation of tiers will depend on a number of factors relating to each area, […]

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Student rent strikes must have our support

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Amid rocketing COVID cases on university campuses and spiralling accommodation lock-downs, students are rising up and demanding justice. In the last two weeks, students at the University of Manchester and University of Bristol announced rent strikes, calling out university management for pushing ahead with a return to campuses even though they were clearly unprepared for […]

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A three week delay on exams will not suffice

Gavin Williamson

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson’s plan to delay next year’s GCSE and A-Level examinations by just three weeks is a woefully inadequate response to the exceptional disadvantages faced by thousands of students across the country. Due to school closures and a sudden switch to online teaching in the summer term, the current cohort of GCSE and […]

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Sex work – is decriminalisation the answer?

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Guest blog by the English Collective of Prostitutes Sex work is legal in the UK. But whilst the exchange of money between two adults for consensual sex is allowed, lots of activities surrounding sex work remain illegal. Laws on ‘brothel-keeping’ and ‘loitering and soliciting’ in particular have made sex workers’ lives significantly more difficult. This […]

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Rishi Sunak’s latest flashy plan won’t deliver for workers

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Today Rishi Sunak announced a new ‘viable jobs’ support scheme as the government’s furlough scheme winds up in a month’s time. Ostensibly, this is seeking to encourage employers to cut hours, rather than staff. Sadly, Sunak’s latest flashy idea is a million miles off where we need to be. In the DNA of this scheme […]

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Test and trace – A £10 billion scam

Deloitte building

With each passing day, it becomes clearer that the Government’s test and trace programme is not working. This poses a huge risk to both public health and our already suffering economy. The Guardian reported an infuriating, but possibly not so shocking, statistic that 90% of Covid tests are failing to hit their target for turnaround, […]

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Dolce & Gabbana are silencing animal rights protesters

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On 20th September 2019, activists protested outside a Dolce & Gabbana store in London against the company’s use of fur that comes from a breed of bunny called Orylag. This species of bunny has been genetically engineered specifically to be killed for the fashion industry for their soft, dense fur. There is undercover footage showing […]

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Tory decisions are to blame for the COVID spike – not young people

Matt Hancock talking in front of podium that says 'stay alert, control the virus, save lives'

The Health Secretary has announced that the UK could see a second spike in coronavirus cases if young people don’t follow social distancing rules. The Young Greens would like to formally challenge Mr Hancock’s statement, with both the belief and the evidence that the rise in COVID-19 cases is actually due to the Conservative’s lack […]

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