6 Reasons the Defence of ULU is Vital to Students Everywhere
by Michael Chessum
The University of London Union is due to be closed down by University of London management on 1 August. If all goes to Vice Chancellor Adrian Smith's plan, the building will be seized and the union replaced by a management-run 'student service centre'. Since 2010, ULU has in many ways been at the heart of the student movement nationally, and its closure is indicative of a broader trend of commercialisation in the sector.
Between the Lines: Gary Barlow’s Tax Avoidance Plot In His Own Words
by Thomas Seal
Gary Barlow, reinvented has-been, was recently rumbled for avoiding millions in unpaid tax. Cue a Twitter 'backlash' and pointed fingers. When this happened to Jimmy Carr for the comparatively paltry sum of half a million, he was made an example of by the PM. This time Cameron has advised that no action be taken. Unrelatedly, Barlow is a Conservative party donor. As a 'national treasure' gets dragged to the stocks, we take a look at the clues Barlow's been laying out for us all along.
9 Things You Might Not Expect From the Greens’ EU Manifesto
by Adam Ramsay
With European elections fast approaching, all the focus seems to be on a scraggly bunch of misfits. And UKIP, who have been receiving rather nasty parcels from said scraggly bunch. It seems depressing coming to terms with the fact we're still fire-fighting racist scapegoating at a parliamentary level in 2014, so is there any hope for a progressive Europe? The Green Party at least throw some interesting policies into the equation (and they're not all about the environment!)

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