Tag : UK Politics

The Surprising Case For The Fifty Pound Thatcher

1 month ago / 0 comments

When news broke that the new £50 note would bear the face of a great figure of science, I didn’t give a damn. I’m sure many join me in my sentiments. Those who considered classics like Hawking and Newton, or maybe more recently acknowledged figures like Franklin or Turing. However, a … Read More

Deceit. Betrayal. Sabotage.

2 months ago / 0 comments

Deceit, Betrayal, and Sabotage: These are just some of the words which sprung to my mind when the Prime Minister announced her shambolic Brexit deal. After more than two years of negotiations, the self-proclaimed “bloody difficult woman” brought back a deal which effectively kept Britain in the EU all but … Read More

I Can’t Help But Respect Theresa May

2 months ago / 0 comments

I will openly admit it: I respect Theresa May. While one could produce an extensive list of her character flaws, the last two weeks have shown our beleaguered prime minister to be indefatigable, resilient and tenacious. By most peoples’ reckoning, the Prime Minister suffered two days of hell after unveiling … 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

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

Is Patriotism An Antidote For Nationalism?

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

Forget Boris, Gove, or Hunt: Larry Should Be The Next Prime Minister

2 months ago / 0 comments

Given the difficulties, current Prime Minister Theresa May is having getting her Brexit bill through Parliament and a failed coup led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, talk of her successor is more rampant than ever. However, rumours are circulating that one contender for Britain’s Brexit negotiator has been left out in the cold. … Read More

The Poppy Controversy: A Sign of Respect Or An Endorsement Of War?

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Case For Poppies: A Sign of Respect For some time, and most notably in the past few years, the choice to wear – or not to wear – a poppy leading up to Remembrance Sunday has unfortunately become somewhat of a political or religious statement. From my point of … Read More

The End of Austerity? Don’t be Absurd

2 months ago / 0 comments

Last week, we saw the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, deliver the annual budget. The defining moment of this year’s budget was Hammond’s bold declaration that “the era of austerity is finally coming to an end.” So, is he telling the truth? Moreover, has austerity worked? The answers, of … Read More

The Naming of Sir Philip Green: Win For Workplace Rights or Defeat For Democracy?

3 months ago / 0 comments

The cover-up of workplace harassment by the wealthy was once again brought to the forefront of both parliamentary and public attention last week, with The Telegraph revealing that they had been prevented from sharing information concerning a leading British businessman. Ominously referring to the case as ‘The British #MeToo scandal … Read More