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Emily Atkinson

Emily Atkinson has 3 articles published.

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Why the LGBT rights movement still has a place in the United Kingdom

Today, a school in my local area released a maths question as part of a routine homework exercise, stating the following: ‘If in a town 70% of the men are married to 90% of the women (and each marriage is between one man and one woman, as God intended when he made humans male and female) …’ Obviously this view does not reflect the view of the school as whole, however, there is still a very obvious problem with this being published into a school environment. Not only will this affect any potential LGBT minors reading this question, but also reiterate potentially homophobic rhetoric and beliefs that many people in modern society still hold. Yet what should truly be taking away from this exam question,… Keep Reading

Why Trump May Be Right About Immigration

Immigration- even the term, itself can be considered controversial. Raising the topic runs the risk of sounding racist or small-minded. The entire discussion has become warped, due to the fear of not being ‘politically correct’, both with ordinary citizens, and politicians. This had led to key issues surrounding a very important topic being glossed over or dismissed entirely. Purely to avoid any hint of not following the normative belief, which is that everyone is welcome no matter what. This has to stop. By avoiding the entirely issue, it leads to the general public becoming more and more frustrated, until the entire issue is blown out of proportion. Immigration, in the correct numbers has unlimited benefits to society. Job vacancies and skills gaps can be filled,… Keep Reading

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Sacrificing the NHS for the Greater Good

Today the NHS celebrates its 68th Birthday. The NHS or National Health Service was formed in 1948 to provide healthcare free to all UK citizens. The original principles where that it was to be financed from central taxation, care was entirely free at the point of use and that everyone was eligible for care, even those with temporary residence in the UK or visiting the country. When the NHS was launched it was originally given a budget of £437 million (£15 billion at today’s value.) Whereas in 2016 the overall NHS budget is £116.4 billion. Moreover, in the last 20 years the budget has increased by roughly 96%, and is now 20% of the governments spending per year. Therefore, the question must be asked, at… Keep Reading

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