Tag : politics

Political Correctness Gone Sad

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

We are, in general, pretty good at knowing when we’re being lied to. Advertising, politicians, announcements on public transport; modern human existence, unfortunately, involves wading through a fair amount of bullshit of one sort or another. But we’ve grown up with it, been molded by it. Particularly in Britain, this … Read More

The Folly of UKIP’s Current Leader Gerard Batten

1 month ago / 0 comments

It’s not often I agree with Nigel Farage but his assessment of UKIP’s drift under Gerard Batten is more-or-less spot on. Batten has made the critical mistake of confusing social media with political reality, an error perfectly encapsulated by his attempts to bring Tommy Robinson on board. See, amidst the … Read More

‘Tis the Season…For Shocking Increases In Food Bank Reliance

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Following a successful trial last Summer, supermarket giant Sainsbury’s are relaunching a new initiative designed to encourage increased donations to local food banks. The idea – coming from a group of teenagers in Exeter doing an NCS project – is to have shelf-edge labels which alert shoppers to products that … Read More

We’re Not Doing Enough for Women Abused by Loved Ones

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For thousands of women across the world, the men closest to them are the most dangerous. The 25th November marked the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence to combat violence against women around the world. With this day came the release of new data by the … Read More

The Rot Of David Cameron And The Tory Party

2 months ago / 0 comments

There has been a deluge of commentary as of late about David Cameron, who joins Tony Blair as one of the most widely reviled ex-Prime Ministers that Britain has ever had the misfortune to suffer. Alongside the widespread ridicule, there has been much criticism of the state he left Britain … Read More

Advocating For An “Uncivil” Politics

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I’d like to start with the caveat that I don’t know whether opinion journalism is as important as news reporting. In order to have some kind of value, I guess this kind of journalism has to be prescriptive: it has to imply a certain course of action or attitude to … Read More

Why Half Of America Is So Worried About The Notorious RBG

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For liberal Americans, the name Ruth Bader Ginsburg – known affectionately as RBG – is synonymous with everything in which they believe. At 85, she is one of the oldest judges on the Supreme Court of the United States and perhaps the most liberal of all nine of them. For … Read More

Is Patriotism An Antidote For Nationalism?

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While addressing a ceremony at the centenary of the armistice at the Arc De Triomphe, French President Emmanuel Macron warned of the alarming rise of nationalism across Western Europe and the United States. He described it as a “betrayal of patriotism”. Macron claimed that patriotism was the opposite of nationalism. It … Read More

Art And Communism

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Communism is the economic and political belief that all property is owned by the community. In reality, this mutates into the notion that everything is therefore owned by the state. Its opposite ideology is known as Capitalism, the system in which factors such as trade and industry are controlled by … Read More

Can Trump And The Democrats Work Together?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Now the midterms are over and the Democrats have regained control of one chamber in Congress, it seems more unlikely than ever that Republican and Democratic divides can be overcome. Just one day after the midterm results became clear, Donald Trump began a tirade of anti-Democrat press releases, including a … Read More