Nucleus of the Matter: the Quark editorial on the migrant crisis

“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in” – Matthew 25:35

In 1914, we extended our arms to Belgians fleeing from war-ravaged countryside amidst the might of the imperial German army, tearing up fields and shelling villages for a stalemate. In the 1930s, we welcomed refugees fleeing from the authoritarian shackles of the National Socialists. In 2015, we walk away?

Read the comments under Telegraph articles, or pretty much anything which could possibly be related to immigration or asylum. It’s disgusting. People putting their selfish wants before these people’s needs.

It’s time. If you think it’s time to act, time to stop hiding from the legions of hostile inhospitability and racism, time to come and nail our colours to the mast of history, please sign this petition. You could be saving lives.

Our generation has emerged into the adult world as the vanguard of the future. Let’s not begin by denying other people theirs.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105991

(Headline image comes from The Independent)

It’s a dog’s life

Since an increasing number of people complain about trust issues in politics, Quark decided to put back the loyalty and faithfulness.

Using a popular app, we face-swapped a few politicians and dogs bearing some resemblance – the results are…interesting. They’re ordered alphabetically by party – will it influence your vote on 7th May?

The Conservative and Unionist Party

David Cameron and a labrador

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Sajid Javid and a Yorkshire terrier

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Boris Johnson and a golden retriever

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Green Party

Caroline Lucas and a lhasa apso

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Labour Party

Ed Balls and a shih tzu

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Ed Miliband and a beagle

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Dennis Skinner and a dog of unknown breed

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Liberal Democrats

Danny Alexander and an Irish red setter

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Nick Clegg and a Jack Russell terrier

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Scottish National Party

Alex Salmond and a pug

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United Kingdom Independence Party

Nigel Farage and a whippet

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