Could COVID-19 be the final straw for the SNP?
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson It has, in the past, appeared impossible to wean the Scottish people off the SNP. Regardless of how many police stations collapse, how low literacy rates fall,…
I don’t care if Bojo’s bill breaks international law
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Usually, when a rebellion arises in the Conservative Party I rejoice. There are still some conservatives in the party willing to stand up for something. However, this…
Fake news hysteria can only lead to fake solutions
Illustration by Hannah Robinson Fake news has become an omnipresent aspect of politics around the globe. It appears that no election, referendum, or debate can happen without this ubiquitous term being…
The new Home Secretary: tough on crime, weak on drugs
The new Home Secretary has defiantly stated that she wants criminals “to literally feel terror at the thought of committing offences”. 20,000 new police officers have been promised, new powers…
Jihadi Jack, Tommy Robinson and the mob takeover of our legal system
The recent incarceration of Tommy Robinson and the decision to strip suspected terrorists Jack Letts and Shamima Begum of their citizenship may have fallen from the public gaze, but the…
A Note from the Managing Director
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.
Felix Pawlyn, Managing Director
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