Luke Entwistle

About Luke Entwistle

I have just graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in French and politics. I have previously had work experience at the European Commission and I have a keen interest in European governance. I strongly believe in the values and principles that the Organisation for World Peace stand for and I hope to further represent their values in my reports.

Evacuations In Australia In Response To Bushfire Threat Highlights Government Inaction

In the state of Victoria, Australia, residents and holidaymakers alike have this Sunday been told to evacuate in the face of huge bushfires which have devastated the region. The mass evacuation has been prompted by worsening weather conditions in the state with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius and strong winds […]

Hidden Message In Christmas Card Exposes Human Rights Abuses

Christmas cards, appearing to contain messages from alleged prisoners in China, have been discovered by a six-year-old British girl. The cards, which were sold by Tesco and produced by Heijiang Yunguang Printing, contained the message “We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qingpu prison China. Forced to work against our will. […]

Bougainville Votes Overwhelmingly In Favour Of Secession From Papua New Guinea

The people of Bougainville have this week overwhelmingly voted to secede from Papua New Guinea (PNG). The non-binding referendum, which began in late November and concluded on 11th December, gave voters the choice of either increased autonomy or independence from the Pacific Ocean country. Astonishingly, almost 98 per cent of […]

BBC’s Election Coverage Criticised For Breaking Impartiality Guidelines

The BBC has this week come under fire for breaking its impartiality guidelines as political commentators and social media users alike have alluded to pro-government bias in their content. According to the BBC’s editorial guidelines, they are committed to achieving ‘due impartiality’ yet, this week, they are accused not only […]

Spanish High Court Investigates Russian Interference In Catalonia Independence Movement

Spanish Newspaper ‘El País’ this week revealed that the Spanish High Court, known as the ‘Audiencia Nacional’, is investigating Russian interference in the Catalan independence movement. Although the investigation is strictly confidential, three sources, including a judge, have spoken to ‘El País’ to confirm that investigators are examining evidence of […]

Public Outcry Over Government’s Decision to Withhold Russia Interference Report

This week a wide range of political actors have decried the UK Government’s decision to withhold a report pertaining to Russian interference in British politics. The report, carried out by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), was finalised on 17 October, but is yet to be released. Understandably, public outcry […]

Twitter Introduce Ban On Political Advertising

Jack Dowley, co-founder and CEO of Twitter announced this week that the popular social media platform will introduce a ban on political advertising. In a lengthy thread which has since been liked by over 400,000 users, Mr. Dowley outlined the details of the ban—a ban which seeks to remove targeted […]

Divisive Tactics Mar Extinction Rebellion’s London Protests

Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) global protests came to an end earlier this week yet, despite an early wave of goodwill from the general public, their Canning Town tube station protest proved divisive. On the morning of 17 October, XR activists mounted tube trains in Canning Town which led to angry altercations […]

High Court In Belfast Rules Against Northern Ireland’s Strict Abortion Law

On the 3rd October, the High Court in Belfast ruled that Northern Ireland’s current abortion legislation was in breach of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). The case was brought forward by Sarah Ewart who suffered the ordeal of having to travel to England from Northern Ireland in order […]