Trump’s Ideology

Let’s talk about The Donald. The latest US President (who knows which one) is not a new phenomenon — not really — but the end product of a people being told they can have everything they want, but in the same breath being told to exercise humility, restraint, and obedience. People in the US are being force-fed the American Dream rhetoric, but none of it … Continue reading Trump’s Ideology

Why Did the Tories Lose the Election?

When Theresa May called for the election on April 18th, she was the most popular UK leader since the late 1970s. Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was at his most unpopular. At the time the Conservatives also held a 16.1 point lead over Corbyn’s Labour. Over the next few weeks leading up to the election, the media and many pundits told us to expect a … Continue reading Why Did the Tories Lose the Election?

Welcome to Disproportionate Representation!

With a turnout of 68.7%, over 32 million votes were cast. 13,667,213 of these votes went to the Conservatives, which led to a loss of 13 seats and the loss their once precious majority, leaving them with only 318 seats. Meanwhile, in second place, Labour with 12,874,985 votes and 262 seats, representing a 30 seats gain. For the Tories, each seat was worth approximately 42,978 votes, … Continue reading Welcome to Disproportionate Representation!

Please restore some optimism

First things first, well played to those of you who have been campaigning efficiently over the last month – actually engaging in curious discourse with your political opposites about why you think you’re right and they’re wrong when it comes to which party would form a better government. The majority have of course campaigned predominantly over social media and to people who already believe in what … Continue reading Please restore some optimism

The birth of New Labour and demise of the Blairites

Two years ago, the Conservatives won by a majority. A year later, early 2016 and Tony Blair is beside himself. Baffled at the thought of Jeremy Corbyn. His confusion is to be expected, he had warned Labour that “if you’re heart is with Jeremy, get a transplant.” But since Blair left office, the world has been changing, one regime at a time, and he is … Continue reading The birth of New Labour and demise of the Blairites