The footballing fairytale of Leicester City

Leicester City are Premier League Champions. It has been a remarkable journey filled with disbelief and amazement; the underdogs have proven everyone wrong and won the most incredible, unbelievable victory-the top tier of English football, which is widely recognised to be one of ‘the best’ leagues in the world (if not the very best). Leicester’s victory is incredible for a number of reasons; not least the statistical history of the club and their expectations for the season, the precedents set by the league, and the City team itself.

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Can we trust the BBC?

The British Broadcasting Corporation is the UK’s biggest media outlet

Is the BBC biased? It’s interesting that in the UK, people generally assume the media to be trustworthy reporters presenting news that is of objective importance. The mainstream print media covers a wide political spectrum, from the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph which present generally conservative views, to the left wing outlooks of the Daily Mirror and The Guardian.

However, broadcasting media is dominated by one huge corporation: the corporation, Auntie, the BBC. 93% of the population of the United Kingdom use a BBC provided service at least once a week. A whopping 256 million people worldwide receive their news from the BBC in some form, that’s a staggering one in twenty-eight. This is an astronomical figure, and the BBC’s reputation and renown for impartiality even in wartime is a key factor in retaining such a wide usage-but in recent years this reputation has come under increasing attack. Is the BBC really a trustworthy source for information with regards to key issues? Put simply, can we trust the news the BBC presents?

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What next for the West after Paris?

By Dinkum (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
After the attacks that shocked the world for their brutality and coldly calculated effect, there is a dilemma for the leaders of the West, for Obama, Cameron, Hollande, Merkel, and all the other figureheads. But there is also a dilemma for the citizens of the Western nations, one which will have far larger consequences, the dilemma of the appropriate reaction. Barely twenty-four hours after the mass murders, there are already cries-from a bigoted and ignorant minority, but growing increasingly louder-against migrants and against Muslims.

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