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Blogs by Sidharth Bhushan

  • As the world gets ready for Rio, what was the true London 2012 legacy?

    As the world gets ready for Rio, what was the true London 2012 legacy?

    | Culture
    A major feature of London’s winning bid for the 2012 Olympics in Singapore was a promise to deliver on a five-pronged legacy plan. This plan included making transport ‘bold’ and a volunteer spirit ‘that lasts’, however in reality, the two main legacy aims of London 2012 were to regenerate the ...
  • Rising Tuition Fees: Bad for the young but terrible for the young middle class

    Rising Tuition Fees: Bad for the young but terrible for the young middle class

    | Education
    Tuition fees initially rose significantly, which caused many protests, to £9 000 in 2012 and now the government have announced the possibility of further increases to £9 250. Raising tuition fees will mean that people will graduate with more debt and this will lower their living standards compared to those ...
  • George Osborne: Judging his legacy

    George Osborne: Judging his legacy

    | Economy
    As time goes on, much of Osborne’s work will drift into the background but he will be remembered for two things: austerity and politics. Osborne stuck to austerity in the face of heavy criticism - something for which he should be credited. A lot of his other work, however, such ...