Tag : politics

Boris is only unsackable because May is pathetic

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In the last month, Boris Johnson has proved to be an even greater survivor than Theresa May. Of course, he’s always been prone to gaffes or careless outbursts – that’s Boris for you – but these last few weeks have taken things to a whole new level. Firstly, he went … Read More

Labour Party Conference: New Politics from the Old Textbook

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End the public sector pay cap. Abolish tuition fees. Begin a wave of nationalisations. Start a National Transformation Fund. Protect older people’s benefits. Tax the rich further. Unite the warring factions of Remain and Leave. These are some of the ideas proffered at the Labour Conference. A lot are sensible; … Read More

Debate: Are too many people going to university?

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YES Possessing a university degree is no longer special. It seems that everyone and their dog has a degree. Thanks to Tony Blair’s goal of insisting that 50% of school-leavers go to university, we have come to the point where being a graduate does not necessarily confer enhanced job prospects. … Read More

In the running?

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Pundits, MPs and even his cabinet colleagues all seem to have reacted sharply to the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s recent Telegraph article setting out his vision for a ‘bold thriving Britain’ after Brexit. After the furore surrounding the article, I felt somewhat underwhelmed by it. Nothing appeared particularly controversial or … Read More

Goodbye Uber London – the cost of cheap transport too high to bear?

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On the 22nd September, news broke that Transport for London (TFL) had stripped Uber of its private hire license that allows them to operate in London, coming into effect by the end of the month. Cue mass panic from the 3.5 million Londoners that use the service (and no doubt ... Read More

Public sector workers deserve better than real-terms pay cut

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If you have ever been ill, attended a school or had to call the emergency services, then congratulations, the overwhelming odds are that you have benefited from the labour of public sector workers. These are the people who keep the country running: they care for the sick, educate the young … Read More

Morgan’s Mistake – Russia Isn’t To Blame

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Morgan Freeman on Russia The first step to solving a problem is admitting to having the problem. Unfortunately, major sections of the Democratic party are completely unwilling/incapable of doing this. The shock of losing to a candidate as awful as Trump should have sent shockwaves through the DNC, indicating the ... Read More

America First At The United Nations

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Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 The stage for this year’s UN General Assembly was still being set up as late as two and a ... Read More

As Maduro Strangles Democracy, Corbyn Needs To Step Up

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Withering assessment on @BBCNewsnight of @jeremycorbyn's words today from Labour's own sister party in Venezuela... how can he ignore this? pic.twitter.com/xXIPYIbuVy— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) August 7, 2017 In recent days, things have slid from questionable democracy to outright dictatorship in Venezuela. Just this weekend, the new constituent assembly silenced Luisa ... Read More

Who’s ready for Rees-Mogg?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Whisper it quietly but people are slowly but surely starting to use the words “Rees-Mogg” and ‘Prime Minister’ in the same sentence. The odds on his becoming so have been slashed in recent weeks, making a Rees-Mogg premiership more likely than so-called big hitters such as Sajid Javid and Michael ... Read More