• Manchester – Why Aren’t You More Angry?

    Manchester – Why Aren’t You More Angry?0

    Recently online gossip and food review site Manchester Confidential asked why people in the city are so angry. But if you just care to open your eyes there is plenty to object to. In telling us everything is in fact fine, Confidential fell in to one of the classic traps. They based a ‘state of

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  • Big Brother Is A Straight Guy 

    Big Brother Is A Straight Guy 0

    Claims made that AI can tell your sexuality from your face have raised pressing ethical questions and significant concern in the LGBT community.   Artificial Intelligence is often hitting the news these days, both as the answer to our problems and the bringer of new ones. But Stanford University research claiming that AI can find subtle

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  • Manchester : Food And Drink Is The New Rock And Roll

    Manchester : Food And Drink Is The New Rock And Roll0

    When it comes to setting trends Manchester likes to think of itself as the great music city. But these days its food and drink that’s getting Mancunians buzzing. Those massive queues? They’re for Pollen Bakery not pop stars. It’s about the latest street-food stalls, not clubs. Tweeting a pic of your tipple, Instagramming your scran.

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  • The Democrats: Do We REALLY Need A New Anti-Brexit Centre Party?

    The Democrats: Do We REALLY Need A New Anti-Brexit Centre Party?0

    There have been constant rumblings of a fundamental realignment in UK politics, particularly since Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader and the Brexit referendum put the UK on the road to leaving the EU. The current champion of a ‘new way’ is James Chapman, formerly chief of staff to David ‘Brexit Bulldog’ Davis. This realisation seems to have come

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  • Has online media DOOMED all of humanity?

    Has online media DOOMED all of humanity?0

    From ‘Fake News’ in Trump’s America, the exclusion of experts in Brexit Britain and Russian propaganda, the media battle lines in a war on opinion, have been drawn.  Within our social media bubbles, and in the comment sections of our favourite publications, dissent is not encouraged, sometimes it’s not even permitted. We are, it could

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  • Has the centre DOOMED all of humanity?

    Has the centre DOOMED all of humanity?2

    If I wanted to generalise massively I could suggest that politics in the western, English speaking world is starkly divided: From Trump’s America to Brexit Britain and even on important social issues in Australia and Canada battle lines have been drawn. Dissent is not permitted. We are, it could be said, more divided than ever before.

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