It’s time to get rid of the referendum
Let’s put a ban on referendums. Since David Cameron’s hubristic decision to quell the tide of Eurosceptic unrest, this divisive form of democracy has engineered the future of the British…
Proportional representation does what it says on the tin
Much of the rhetoric surrounding the EU referendum focused upon the idea of ‘taking back control’. According to some, this country exhibited its eagerness to regain its autonomy and exercise…
Let’s remedy politics with electoral change
The British political system has undergone monumental upheaval in the past two and a half years. These are unchartered waters. Our government are a shambles and the media, since they…
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary among universities. Trashy, often unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad we’ve decided to take a step back, a deep breath and focus. We have talent spotted and welcomed writers to the team, who have found a new home in the very collaborative environment created by our editors. Between writer and editor, we are hoping to challenge the current view of what it is to be a student journalist. We’re putting the way we feel about the world into words with a fresh take. Our entirely free online content is by students for students. We want to publish unbridled and beautifully written opinion. I hope the journalism on The Broad has the power to inspire, aggravate and sometimes silence. Essentially, if the girls, the boys, the lefties, the righties and everyone in between find something to shout about we’re doing our job right.
Helena Irvine, Editor-in-chief
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