The Verse’s Political Editor Marcel Adams discusses who is sovereign over the Brexit process. Is it the people who voted for it, or our elected representatives? The recent parliamentary votes on the proposed amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill have raised a significant question, which has been highlighted in a […]

The Verse’s Tamara Stidwell explores why sales of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen eighty-four have surged recently, and what it means to live in a Post-Truth world, where power trumps reality. “It’s selling really well!” Remarks the friendly assistant in Brighton and Hove’s biggest independent book shop, CityBooks, “And all round […]

George Osborne’s summer budget announced that student maintenance grants, designed to help poorer students with their university living costs, were to be abolished. Last week this decision was approved, however despite extremely strong opposition, it was not discussed or voted on in the House of Commons. Currently, grants are available to students whose current […]

Design is of vital importance to a nation. It shows how citizens live, it displays technological advancements; it is how a country defines itself without words. The Diplomacy by Design conference held at the University of Brighton, supported by the Internationalising Design History research cluster, explored a range of cases that […]

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