Author: Kate Benn

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Politics Editor 2014/15


Game of Thrones is back on our screens, and has unsurprisingly, opened up a new controversial debate following Emilia Clarke’s refusal to do any more nude scenes. Does Games of Thrones have too much nudity or is it justified? Callum and Kate discuss the topic in more detail. YES! Remember Ros, the red-haired prostitute from the earlier seasons, who spent at least half her time walking around in her birthday suit? Remember the very first time we see Daenerys Targaryen, and we’re treated to a nice, shamelessly long shot of her bare behind before her slimeball brother promptly starts feeling…

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This January, the world was shocked by the shootings of employees from France’s Charlie Hebdo comic, after they produced what were perceived by some as ‘anti-Muslim’ cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Twelve people, including the magazine’s editor Stephane Charbonnier as well a policeman, were shot and killed by masked gunmen later discovered to be brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi. Discussions online sparked like wildfire over ideas of censorship and the right to free speech, and Paris was thrown into turmoil with a spate of further incidents taking place. In a siege on the Creation Tendance Decouverte printworks on the 9th…

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United refuse to give convicted rapist Ched Evans a contract – but will this late decision spare their reputation? Sheffield United revealed last week that footballer Ched Evans will not be offered a contract, despite having returned to training earlier in the week. The 25-year-old was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman in 2012, but has recently been released from prison after serving half of his sentence. Many were shocked when less than a month later, Evans was reported to have begun training again with Sheffield United, for whom he formerly played. His return sparked not only public, but also…

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