“You think you students have some wild nights…you haven’t seen nothing yet” (Tim – one of the many homeless people living on the streets in Bournemouth, Easter Sunday 2018) No, I hadn’t…but now I have. As part of a bigger project I’m working on I spent 25 hours on the streets in Bournemouth last weekend. Words can hardly do the gig justice, but they’ll have … Continue reading 25 hours homeless in Bournemouth
While the old adage is generally true that elections are fought and won in the centre ground, the very fact that the two behemoths of the Conservative Party and of Labour are actually opposing each other on nearly every policy, is only good for “liberal democracy”. Continue reading The Strange Death of British Centrism After Brexit
Germany’s centre-left SPD convention voted in favour of negotiating terms for continuing the Grand Coalition with Angela Merkel’s centre-right party, giving Germany hope for a government for the first time since the Federal Elections in late-September last year. Continue reading Germany One Step Closer to Forming a New Government
Another year, another chance to change the world, country by country. After 2017’s collection of close calls, upsets, coups and revolutions across this blue-green marble, Benny de Garis takes it upon himself to bring you the top five elections to watch, explain why they are important, and attempt a modest prediction on the outcomes. Continue reading The Five Elections to Watch in 2018
On the 8th January, The Telegraph ran an article claiming “Parliament staff made 24,000 attempts to view online pornography in four months“. Equating to an attempt every 9 minutes over the last 2 months. You may remember that just before christmas Damian Green, the First Secretary of State and closest ally to Theresa May, was forced to resign after a scandal about the amount of porn was on his … Continue reading Why Do We Care That Parliament Staff Look at Porn?