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“Rock and roll never dies”: Italy wins Eurovision 2021

By Lauren Wiles

Italian rock band Måneskin win the 65th Eurovision Song Contest with Zitti E Buoni, earning a staggering 524 points.

This year’s Eurovision was one of the most nail-biting finals yet, with less than 100 points between the top three acts; France and Switzerland were very close runners up, scoring 499 and 432 points respectively. Continue reading “Rock and roll never dies”: Italy wins Eurovision 2021

Right on the rise in Dutch opinion polls

By Sam Myles

The Dutch general election is a week away and the polls are predicting that rightwing populist Geert Wilders, who has anti-Islam and anti-Eu views, will make gains within the Dutch Parliament.

Incumbent prime minister Mark Rutte still has high popularity, despite the Dutch government’s resignation in January following a child welfare scandal, which saw the government wrongly accuse families of child welfare fraud, asking them to repay the money the government had given to them. This scandal saw a dip in popularity for Mr Rutte’s party. Continue reading Right on the rise in Dutch opinion polls