A lot has happened in the last decade. Labour took a hammering for the war in Iraq, the Conservatives (with the help of media moguls) have cleverly blamed the entire global financial crash on the left – despite it originating in the neo-Conservative policy of deregulation of banking – and the media have been willing … More Is Britain swinging to the far-right, and how do you stop it?
If you ask any employee what they think of their boss, you might get a different answer depending on all kinds of things. If you asked them just after an appraisal, in which constructive criticism was offered with regards to their phone manner, you might find it to be an awful lot more negative. The … More Are referendums democratic?
Whilst the world may now be a less violent place than ever before, there has been a recent and disturbing defence of discriminatory thinking. From entitled, yet hopefully isolated, cultures among American law enforcement, to presidential candidates who tend to believe women are objects for their own enjoyment. While these American examples are highlighted around … More How Trump and Farage implore belief in a post-truth world.
There were several obvious aspects to Thursdays vote: Wales and Northern England are more concerned about immigration than we thought, London, N. Ireland and Scotland were all aligned in their opinions, and big cities with the most immigration – like Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and London – are less worried about it than more rural or … More 8 things you may not have noticed about the UK’s EU Referendum.
The world watched innocent Parisian’s slaughtered, in a land of refuge, liberty and equality. Bombs rained down in Syria, UK politicians applauded passionate calls for joining the war, and the United States again refused to agree stricter gun laws despite violent shootings in schools and cinemas. The US also unearthed one of the least kind, most … More 2015 was a tough year for humanity: here’s 5 ways you can change things in 2016.
Rarely do votes in parliament get covered in such detail – and with such an informed public – as the debate on whether the UK should bomb IS targets in Syria. The education for us largely began when terrorists struck Paris, with horrific consequences, in early November. From that moment, many of us began a … More On Islamic State, Politicians Don’t Even Know What Battle They’re In
Terrorists attacks never get easier to deal with. For the victims and their families in Paris last night, life will never be the same again. For those who experienced it from afar, following news and social media commentary throughout, we got off lightly, but it’s doubtful we will ever be the same either. Every report … More We’re losing the fight against religious extremism. This new approach must begin today.
In 1997, as Tony Blair ended an 18 year Conservative government, there was a feeling among some that Conservatism would never be popular again. The reason for that was compelling; the previous 18 years was built on Thatcherism. The persuasive logic behind Thatcherism was that you should tax the rich more leniently, as that would … More Can Corbyn Cause the Inevitable Downfall of Conservatism?
Positive Money is an increasingly popular organisation – supported by the Green Party of England and Wales – which argues “for the power to create money to be used in the public interest, in a democratic, transparent and accountable way, rather than by the same banks that caused the financial crisis.” Economists of all … More The Problem with Positive Money
Multiple theories have been released since Thursday, espousing to know why Labour confounded the tight polls and ended up conceding an unlikely majority to the Tories. Most give absolutely no credence to the evidence. Some of them make valid points. Shy Tories? Yep, they exist. Though not because the left are too ‘self-righteous’ (as Lionel … More What really went wrong for Labour?