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Lola on Brexit: A sad day as Britain decides to leave the EU

On June 23rd, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Although the vote was close at 59.1% in favour of leaving and 48.9% voting to stay (plus quite a lot of regional variation), the reality is that the majority of Brits voted to cut ties with the European Union, a significant economic […]

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Selfridges slave slavery

Lola in Buzzfeed: A “Slave Candle” Has Been Pulled From Sale By Selfridges After Complaints by Lola Adesioye

Responding to the backlash, the high-end department store said it agreed the candle, priced at £160, could be viewed as inappropriate. posted on Jun. 21, 2016, at 10:32 a.m. Fiona Rutherford BuzzFeed News Reporter Luxury department store Selfridges has removed a £160 “liberated slave” candle from sale after customers complained it was inappropriate. Twitter Lola […]

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England

What England means to me

[Essay originally published on What England Means to Me] England to me means home. It means fond memories of school days; Sundays holed up in a pub drinking wine and eating a succulent roast while discussing the state of the weather with good friends; running to catch a train from Victoria station after a hard […]