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What has David Cameron been up to?

The re-elected Prime Minister's movements since the election.

What has David Cameron been up to?
It has been over a month and a half since the general election of 2015.

As we know, the Conservatives won by a surprise majority, but what have they done since then. Well...

The Queen’s speech is the first major event of a new parliament, it is the official state opening of parliament. The winning party or parties write it for the Queen and it is a chance to broadcast all the changes the government will hope to achieve in the current parliament.

This year’s Queen’s speech was the first Conservative majority speech since 1992. This is monumental because it means that the Conservatives used the whole speech to highlight their key aims, without having to compromise with other parties, like they had to last parliament with the Lib Dems. The Queens speech this year included: plans to ban legal highs, plans for Scotland and…
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Fashion

White Shirts

Elena Lockett talks about her one true love: White Shirts

White Shirts
If you follow my blog or Instagram, you’ll know that white shirts are the item of clothing that rocks my world. The most versatile piece of any wardrobe, sometimes it’s nice to return to simplistic and plain clothes, almost like a blank canvas where you can imprint your own self-image and style upon.

Perfect for work, paired with heels and a pair of smart trousers or for casual with a pair of well-fitting jeans and loafers. The best thing is, when you wear a white shirt, the whole world probably views you more seriously.

And the appeal lives longer than throughout in summer, whether you bundle layers and layers of jumpers on top when you’re out on a country walk in chilly old winter or on top of a t-shirt on those warm autumn nights.

An investment for life, if you want to join…
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Politics

Opinion: State Funded Faith Schools

Laura writes about State Funded Faith Schools

Opinion: State Funded Faith Schools
State funded faith schools are considered to be a long standing example of English history to many, with their characteristics including the adaptation of certain acts of religious worship or symbolism into the school day, such as morning prayer and assemblies focused on a religious message.

Faith schools are also now more diverse than ever before following the 1997-2007 Labour government, which expanded state funded faith schools to include not just Christian and Jewish schools, but also those of Muslim, Sikh and Hindu faiths.

Plenty of people see the value in faith schools, to the extent to which they account for approximately one third of all English state funded schools. However, with increasing secularisation comes increasing scepticism about the value and fairness of them, with notable points of concern being that exemptions in the 2010 Equality Act allow admissions departments to favor applicants who belong to that faith…
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