Holly Barrow

Holly is a recent English literature graduate and socialist who spends the majority of her spare time reading. She enjoys writing on all things politics & culture.

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Asylum Seekers Intercepted During COVID-19 Pandemic

Boats Carrying Asylum Seekers Intercepted During Bank Holiday in the UK Over the bank holiday weekend, around 140 boats carrying asylum seekers and migrants were intercepted in the English Channel. A spike in the number of those attempting to...

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Hostile Environment Leaves Migrants in Limbo

Migrants Suffer Under Hostile Environment During COVID-19 You would be forgiven for assuming that, in the midst of a global pandemic, the Home Office would automatically relax or entirely scrap its widely condemned hostile environment policies. Yet...

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International Workers’ Memorial Day & COVID-19

Today, Tuesday 28th April, is International Workers’ Memorial Day; a day dedicated to those killed, disabled, injured or who have been made unwell due to their work. This year, perhaps more so than ever, the day feels especially poignant. With too...

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Government’s Response to Covid-19 Condemned

Sunday Times Report Criticises UK Government’s Response to Covid-19 In a damning Sunday Times investigation published just two days ago, the national newspaper has exposed critical failures in the UK government’s response to COVID-19...

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Coronavirus & The Case for Universal Basic Income

At a time of rising uncertainty and concern for the future, the Coronavirus has provoked questions which stretch far beyond the current pandemic, forcing us to confront the very core of our existence. COVID-19 has revealed deep systemic flaws which...

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Boris Johnson Taken to Intensive Care With COVID-19

UK Prime Minister Taken to Hospital With Coronavirus Last night, news broke that the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been taken to intensive care. This came shortly after recent revelations that he, too, had contracted symptoms of COVID-19 and...

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Coronavirus Leaves British Nationals Stranded Abroad

With 50,000 Britons reportedly stranded in foreign countries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK government has received criticism for its failure to help those affected. Today, Tuesday 31st March, the Foreign Office has announced it will be...