Jeevan Farthing



Why GULGBTQ+ are protesting the BBC

22nd November 2021

Members of the GULGBTQ+ society discuss how the BBC’s actions towards the trans community promote the growing transphobia that is prevalent throughout the UK. Transphobia is ubiquitous and it is intensifying. It pervades our parliament, our National Health Service and increasingly our media, too. Our public service broadcaster, the BBC, is furthering an orchestrated moral ...


Who’s COP is it, anyway?

18th November 2021

Has Boris Johnson been using Nicola Sturgeon as a political scapegoat during COP26? Was it a good COP or a bad COP? It’s hard to tell among all the spin, bluff, and bluster. Instead, a better question is: who’s COP is it, anyway? Hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow was always going ...


We’re fighting the same fight: collectivism in the climate crisis

13th November 2021

Views Columnist Jeevan Farthing reviews Friends of the Earth’s pop-up exhibition, which draws on similarities between the effects of the climate crisis everywhere, but which also depict’s the strength of humanity’s ever-guiding light: hope. Living 10 minutes away from COP26 hasn’t fostered my engagement with it. The plethora of bollards, railings and police motorbikes physicall...


National insurance: a tax on the working class

5th October 2021

The rise in National Insurance is classist and will impact lower-income students the most. Boris Johnson finally got social care sorted. Predictably, though, he’s done it in a way that only someone cloaked in Eton-Oxbridge privilege would countenance as being fair.  National insurance will rise by 1.25 percentage points in 2022/23. The UK government has ...