From the Editor – April 2016.

author-100x100by the EditorKestell Duxbury

The reason I selected our social media banner to be the cover photo this month is because, as you have probably seen, The Priori has undergone some fairly big changes. For the first time, we are using our own domain name. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to put a small amount of money into this project, and everyone is doing such great work for free, that we’ve got a professional looking set up for very little money. I am very proud of this.

However, we would like to continue to grow. However, I do not want to ruin the set up that the team have put so much work into. Therefore, we have a donate button on the lower right of the page. Readers are welcome to donate as much as they can. In return, you’ll continue to receive advertisement-free, good quality journalism from some great minds around the world.

Swiftly moving into the May issue, this is the last full month that The Priori has to get all of our EU referendum opinions out there, so May is an EU Referendum special. However, the recent South Korean elections and the second part of Max Schwind’s Refugee Crisis special stand to make May’s issue as diverse as ever.

Straying from his EU comfort blanket, Baris Celik has tackled the issue of ISIS and their position within the religion of Islam to rule. Baris’s piece gives us an interesting insight into ISIS as a political tool rather than simply terrorists as most in the West view them. A new face to this month’s team is Ben Walters. We studied together and lived in a house share in Lille when we studied abroad. Safe to say, that once you’ve read our articles, you can get a gist of what was discussed at the breakfast bar/flashy French bar. I would like to welcome him to the team and thank him for his contribution to this EU Referendum special.

In regards to what has been happening this month, our British Prime Minister resigned, and his full income for the last ten years has been published. Oh wait, that didn’t happen. Why any spin doctor thought that the Prime Minister, a man who publicly condemned both Jimmy Carr’s and Gary Barlow’s tax affairs should say that his are a ‘private matter’ was obviously high on glue. To then think that a simple tax return is adequate to show what tax you’ve paid is just daft. It’s like going through the red channel at customs with a bottle of scotch, knowing you’ve got 200 litres of the stuff in your case. But it’s okay, because no one is interested in that.

Junior Doctors in Britain have held a complete walk out over pay and conditions. The other main piece of news that week was that the legendary songsmith Prince had died. Coincidence?

Across the pond, the Presidential candidacy race has heated up to its maximum temperature of lukewarm this month. Both Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump appear to be heading into the next few months of playing who can be the loudest jerk-off. That’s an Americanism my non-American friends. IT means that they are going to behave incredibly maliciously and reckless with money to prove who can be the most trusted and good with the largest economy in the world in times most expensive and slowest race to a House. I mean, it’s quite an important house but it’s a house all the same.

Apart from John Whittingdale’s accident of entering into a six-month relationship with a prostitute, I have saved what I feel is the most important piece of news in Britain in the last month until last. On April 15th 1989, 96 Liverpool football fans unlawfully lost their lives, the families of the deceased were told after 27 years of fighting for the truth and fighting for justice. This have been a fight in the face of the Murdoch media empire, the Tory governments, past and present and for Liverpool, as a city, to restore unity and pride in its peoples and in itself. In addition to Andy Burham’s speech to Parliament this month, the thousands gathering outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool, Liverpool and Everton fans belting out You’ll Never Walk Alone with every drop of human emotion and exhaustion that the last 27 years has fallen on the city. The Hillsborough disaster is a British story. The strength of a few against the might, the rich and the powerful shows exactly what can be achieved with such belief in a just cause. I hope those involved have some closure and peace in the verdict that was reached in Warrington in April 2016, as those families and friends deserve it.

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