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The Young Greens break a record with this year’s election results

This weekend, a record-breaking number of Young Greens were elected to local councils across England. On ‘Super Thursday,’ which saw the largest number of local elections take place on the same day, eight amazing Young Greens proved that more and more people are crying out for fresh ideas and radical voices to represent them in […]

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Sian Berry pledges 5 transformative policies for young Londoners

As young Londoners, we have been particularly hit hard by the coronavirus. Our education, job prospects and mental health have all been impacted – especially for those of us with less access to financial protection, digital resources and green spaces. As London’s first Green Mayor, Sian Berry would work hard to give young people a […]

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Why the Policing Bill must be scrapped

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On Tuesday MPs voted through a second reading of the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021. The Conservatives are using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to rush this particular bill through without due scrutiny. They must be stopped. If the bill passes, police will be handed new powers to control the length of […]

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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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Cambridge looks to join the divestment surge

We are proud to support the student led Jesus Climate Justice Campaign (JCJC) based in Jesus College, Cambridge. Cambridge University recently announced a divestment target of 2030, but the nature of the University means that this does not apply to the many colleges that make up the University. JCJC have organised a petition signed by […]

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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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