In May last year, the BBC announced it planned to stop airing CBBC and BBC Four as traditional broadcast channels, due to cost-cutting measures and a seemingly admirable drive to “constantly innovate”.
Happy pride month Punching Up readers! As the rainbows come out and the corporate world becomes an ally (for 30 days) we decided to explore how AI would react as different people. AI POLITICIAN Dear friends, As your political representative, I want to take a moment to...
Attaching security tags to every basic food item will not make people shrug their shoulders and pay up. It will make them not eat. Punching Up asks whether this is more important than supermarkets losing money. They're locking up milk, cheese and meat. The vegans, I...
This Saturday is one of the jewels in the English sporting calendar’s crown as Manchester takes over London, with united and city meeting in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
Trans activist, Riz Possnett, glued themselves to the floor wearing a “no more dead trans kids” t-shirt in front of Kathleen Stock.
Hope of preventing the Tories’ oppressive Public order bill seems to be out of reach for most, including Keir Starmer’s Labour, but rare rumblings of rebellion from the House of Lords hope to deal the belligerent bill a ‘fatal’ blow.
In England and Wales, black people were found to have received Covid-related fines at a rate three times higher than average. According to a study commissioned for Britain's police chiefs, fines were three times more likely to be issued to black individuals and seven...
The concept of right and wrong has been up for debate since humanity could start questioning the world around them. And it is a concept that still needs to be solved. So how do we regulate intangible concepts and enforce consequences and penalties on ideas that no two...
By Vincent Lumley Marshall Are you worried about the constant struggle to survive in the modern-day UK? Does the fear of a cold house with no lights keep you up at night? Well, help is on the way from your government! In a time of global uncertainty that undoubtedly...
By Shakthi Thyagarajan Satire is an incredible tool to scrutinise our state affairs, but the experts warn any aspiring satirists out there not to take the easy way out by attacking just the person and not the politics - you’ve got to make your punches count. We have...
Whilst the UK’s on-recess politicians bask in the bank holiday sunshine, there is plenty of note going on elsewhere- namely Turkey’s election result that sees divisive President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan re-elected for another five years in office.
Lying is a feature not a bug when it comes to the UK electorate and politicians. Liam Fitzpatrick explores why.
In the last decade many a protests has happened along British streets and yet, in this time the BBC has made it harder for their employees to join in solidarity and even more recently the Public Order Act has tried further to push back the front marchers. According...
Just Stop Oil protestors took all of five minutes out of the match to a chorus of boos from the Twickenham stands. How evil of them.
Trans women have been banned from competitively cycling alongside cis women, and Emily Bridges has hit back on Instagram
“Existential” threats to humanity posed by AI have been acknowledged by Sunak’s government as a white paper from March is claimed to already be out of date. But what is this update to regulations all about?
Alastair believes that politics lessons could help students learn “how to communicate, how to argue, and how to fight their corner”
Tory MP Nick Fletcher told Times Radio that using alternative pronouns to those assigned at birth is “asking people to lie”. Twat.
Teachers in the National Education Union are receiving their re-ballot papers this month, deciding whether to continue striking into the autumn in the face of anti-worker sentiment from all angles.
You will have heard dog whistles like “adult human female” and “stop the boats” in the news but what do they actually mean?
The sophistication of AI generated content may give us Joe Biden playing Call of Duty, the Pope in a puffer coat and other such priceless content, but its potential for believable fakery could be an open goal for propagandists.
With the New Public Order Act coming into place, is this another nail in coffin for press freedom in the UK?
Don’t be fooled by the word ‘dropped’; inflation is still here, prices are just rising by 1.4% less than they were in March.
Yet again, we’re hearing reports that Boris Johnson broke Covid-19 lockdown rules yet again. How long will this keep dragging on for?
A tweet from Rishi Sunak’s official Twitter account has been criticised for abusing the platform’s alt-text function to promote political messages rather than aiding blind people.
Being disabled in Britain means living life on the edge with spiralling energy prices, cuts in support, and this suffering becoming normalised. Looking back at last winter, we have to ask: how much further can we sink?
The Public Order Act became law in early May, after a several months long attempt by the House of Lords to block the legislation failed. The Act is intended to hand new powers to police (because if anyone needs more help, its them!) to deal with the ‘guerrilla tactics’ employed by some of the more disruptive protest groups, such as Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion.
Iranian journalist Vahid Beheshti went on hunger strike for 72 days, urging the UK Government to name Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation. Now, the regime wants him dead.
Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex" is a pioneering piece of feminist literature that delves into the historical oppression of women. Despite its publication in 1949, the book's themes and ideas remain relevant to contemporary feminism. It continues to inform...
LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance in February of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, now extended to celebrate many other sexualities and gender identities, and the history of the gay rights.
The Tories’ voter ID requirements are voter suppression. Their power play might not have worked this time – but that doesn’t mean we can let our guard down now.
The government has attempted to ‘clamp down’ on public protest with the controversial Public Order Act becoming law earlier this month. What is it, why do so many oppose it, and how hathe government defended itself?