Leicester City: A Glimmer of Hope in the Face of Austerity Britain

By now, pretty much everything that can be said about Leicester City’s premier league victory has been said. It has been described as the greatest underdog story in sport, a work of art and a big fat middle finger to the financial elitism of English football. Whilst this is all true, I believe there is a much broader symbolic meaning to all of it. Leicester … Continue reading Leicester City: A Glimmer of Hope in the Face of Austerity Britain

Do Petitions Actually Do Anything?

If you’ve spent more than 5 minutes on social media recently, chances are you will have come across at least one e-petition. Online petitions are great for many things such as figuring out which of your friends are closet racists, telling everyone you like whales and calling David Cameron a dick but what does any of it actually achieve? Downing Street launched its first e-petition website … Continue reading Do Petitions Actually Do Anything?

How Easy is it to Buy Drugs Online?

Ever since the emergence of the counter-culture in the 1960s, drugs have had a constant presence in Western society. Health effects aside, the issue that has affected our cultural perceptions of psychoactive substances more than anything else is their legality, or lack of. Up until 1912, drugs such as Opium, Morphine and Cocaine passed freely throughout the world with very little regulation. This changed, however, … Continue reading How Easy is it to Buy Drugs Online?

Boris Johnson: The Man, The Myth, The Bell-End

The first time I heard of Boris Johnson, I genuinely thought he was a Little Britain character. I can’t remember exactly when or where I first encountered the floppy twat but I distinctly remember thinking it was Matt Lucas wearing a shite wig playing a parody of a politician. To be fair, I can’t have been older than 11 at the time and I finally … Continue reading Boris Johnson: The Man, The Myth, The Bell-End