Sam Mannion believes that the Government should spend more time acting on the welfare of prisoners with mental health issues rather than complaining that they have little to do with their time.
Simon Renwick tries to understand the strange hypocrisies of modern electorates.
In this short introduction, George Richards (Editor-at-Large), gives an overview of the aims and objectives of a new project called “Democracy 2015″ that has emerged from Andreas Whittam Smith, founder of the Independent, which hopes to reverse public apathy towards politics and repair political trust.
In this article, Joe Austin considers the role of hedge funds in global financial markets and asks whether they played a part in causing the financial crisis that was sparked in 2007. The role of irresponsibility in markets is also explored. As a result of this irresponsibility, it can be argued that they should not be allowed to exist in their current form.
‘Sleaze’ as a noun is defined as ‘tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar’.  Over the last 20 or so years the term has been used with reference to many scandals within government and politics. John Major’s 1993 ‘Back to Basics’  speech was designed to promote trust in the government, but it ‘backfired when ministers became embroiled in sex scandals’.  Years later, he was further embarrassed when his own affair with Edwina Curry become front page news. 
Union policy up for referendum: should we ban bottled water at our Union? Our Ethical and Environmental Committee certainly think so, but why?
Archie Hunter explores the options of ethical production of goods and clothing.
Anna Dewhurst discusses the politics abroad and considers how our political comings and goings are nothing to complain about in comparison.
Article by Liz Saul.
Marc Geddes argues that a hung parliament and a possible coalition could be good for Britain. Read more to find out how and why.