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Benjamin Mercer
Heythrop College (University of London)
I'm Benjamin Mercer. Studying Contemporary Ethics (MA) at Heythrop College, and Managing Editor of The Heythrop Lion. I blog on Medium (@BenjaminMercer), Twit on Twitter (@BMercer91), and rant on Facebook (Ben.Mercer.182) Views very much my own, though I'm happy to share.
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Suspending politics is like trying to ban gravity - impossible. Distrust those who claim otherwise.

Tragedy makes politics more important. So why suspend campaigning?

Suspending politics is like trying to ban gravity - impossible. Distrust those who claim otherwise.

They violated a well-worn electoral rule:  don’t piss off your core constituency.

The Tories have U-turned on the 'Dementia Tax'

They violated a well-worn electoral rule: don’t piss off your core constituency.

Don’t be young. Or poor. Or middle-class. Or old. In fact, don’t bother.

How to survive in Tory Britain

Don’t be young. Or poor. Or middle-class. Or old. In fact, don’t bother.

The draft manifesto is quite beautiful. But now is not the time.

I want to vote for Labour - but here's why I won't

The draft manifesto is quite beautiful. But now is not the time.

Theresa May has announced plans for a free vote on fox hunting. It's designed to distract.

Fox hunting is back on the agenda. Don't overreact.

Theresa May has announced plans for a free vote on fox hunting. It's designed to distract.

Macron is a robot, the last hope of the French establishment. If he fails...

Why Macron's victory is no reason to be cheerful

Macron is a robot, the last hope of the French establishment. If he fails...

Tim Farron has contradictions, but it's his critics who are bigots and fools.

In defence of Tim Farron (sort of)

Tim Farron has contradictions, but it's his critics who are bigots and fools.

Let the Tories win.

How to save the Left

Let the Tories win.

If we take the SOAS SU at their word, and if we're being charitable, 73% of SOAS students are mere idiots.

SOAS in (predictable) hysterics over an invitation to Israel’s ambassador

If we take the SOAS SU at their word, and if we're being charitable, 73% of SOAS students are mere idiots.

Our hysteria is selective, and true evil is camera-shy.

In Yemen, Britain is complicit in the very crimes for which we castigate Assad

Our hysteria is selective, and true evil is camera-shy.

What sane justice system thinks cricket is more serious than domestic abuse?

I abused my wife - but I won't go to jail, because sport

What sane justice system thinks cricket is more serious than domestic abuse?

We have seen no proof that Assad was responsible for the chemical attack in Idlib. The US has launched missiles anyway.

The US missile strike in Syria should alarm us all

We have seen no proof that Assad was responsible for the chemical attack in Idlib. The US has launched missiles anyway.

War with Spain, Tarzan, and Hitler the Zionist. What ever happened to the idea that wisdom comes with age?

Our elder statesmen are disgraceful - and Ken Livingstone is the worst of the lot

War with Spain, Tarzan, and Hitler the Zionist. What ever happened to the idea that wisdom comes with age?

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Decline and Fall has been adapted by the very thing it parodies, a modern and fashionable institution, run by a modern and fashionable clique. And it shows.

The Problem with the BBC's adaptation of Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall has been adapted by the very thing it parodies, a modern and fashionable institution, run by a modern and fashionable clique. And it shows.

We're now so familiar with 'acts of terror' that we have have a list of automatic responses. The newest of these is the most absurd.

We MUST ignore the pleas to 'stop talking about terrorism'

We're now so familiar with 'acts of terror' that we have have a list of automatic responses. The newest of these is the most absurd.

The attack in Westminster exposes serious flaws with our security. Questions must be answered.

Why the Westminster attack was a lucky escape

The attack in Westminster exposes serious flaws with our security. Questions must be answered.

She didn’t lose because she has a vagina, she lost because she’s a liar, a fraud and a charlatan.

Stop blaming sexism for Hillary Clinton's defeat

She didn’t lose because she has a vagina, she lost because she’s a liar, a fraud and a charlatan.

Drones are becoming commonplace. We should all be scared.

We're all being watched - and there's nothing we can do about it

Drones are becoming commonplace. We should all be scared.

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