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The Politics of Portsmouth


Welcome to an exciting new part of the News Section of The Galleon newspaper focusing on the political developments and events in Portsmouth that affect us as residents and students. Each issue, the article shall report on the key political…


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The Right to Die – The Last Human Choice

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The shadow of injustice once again looms over the houses of parliament, after MP’s categorically rejected the assisted dying bill on Sunday 11th September. The legislation, which had over 80% of the general public’s support, would have allowed people such…


Generation Wuss


In 2014, author Bret Easton Ellis attracted controversy for an interview he gave to Vice UK in which he branded young Westerners born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, often termed ‘Millennials,’ as ‘Generation Wuss.’ In an article…


Student Sobriety Society

Say no

A student who doesn’t drink… I know, right, sounds comparable to a kettle that doesn’t get hot, a car that doesn’t move, a coat hood that doesn’t stay up in the rain… you get the picture. It’s seen as something…


This Argument Has Weight


As we kick off the new academic year, I felt it necessary to tackle a topic that I have been meaning to discuss since the beginning of my journalistic dabbling. I’ve mentioned my insecurities in the past and have been…


Labour’s Coming Home

Sam M Labours coming home 17 Sept 15

Iron Lady: the film that depicts the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher, shows the rigorous PR training an MP may have to go through to become ‘electable’. The way in which she spoke, looked, and acted all came under…


Witch House Haunter

One aspect of our endless lives of pitiful toil and lack of gratuity is that technology has changed is communication. Whether it has made us into touchscreen tapping fools, bleeding our hearts out in a mere 140 characters, or into…


Jack Segust Memorial Match Provides a Thriller

National Sport

Wayne Rooney: An English Enigma

Wayne Rooney is now England’s all-time leading goal scorer, after the Manchester United striker bagged his 50th International goal against minnows San Marino. That landmark means he surpasses Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals for England and leaves him…