Damp and windy Durham isn’t starting to look a lot like Christmas quite yet and Brexit is set to be the hot topic of another cold winter.
The UK’s divorce deal has finally been agreed, yet Theresa May is far from being out of the woods. The House of Commons is alarmingly divided over May’s Brexit plan, which has been categorically dismissed by Tory MP David Amess as having a “distinct Remain flavour”. If the deal is voted down on December 11, the two mutually exclusive scenarios are either attempting renegotiations, in spite of Juncker’s warnings, or a no-deal Brexit.
As we all wait with bated breath for the new and hopefully final book of the Brexit saga, the editor’s picks of the week gently shift the attention from this all-engulfing never-ending political nightmare to other things in heaven and earth.
Becky Latcham– Not-so-Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald Review
Becky Latcham reviews the 2nd (but it may as well be regarded as the 10th) chapter of another apparently never-ending saga, which – to some – is also utterly disappointing.
‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any present!’ is the opening line of Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women. For many children in need, Christmas this year may not be Christmas without your help. In this heartwarming article, Emily Kilner suggests 6 things that can be done “to make the festive season brighter for these children”.
Becky Mingard– The ‘Morally Sound’ Woman: Sexism and Theresa May
“Would you say that about a male candidate?” If the answer is no, then don’t say it about a female one, as clearly explained by Becky Mingard.
Shoaib Ahmed– Opinion: the ‘Snowflake Generation’ of the 21stcentury?
Sensible or over-sensitive? In this opinion piece, Shoaib Ahmed explains why “we should ditch the term ‘snowflake’ entirely”.
James Griffiths-Dylak– Review – St Chad’s College
Spoiler: the food is bad.
I wish you love and plenty of chocolate throughout this Advent season – be kinder to one another,