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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

Dear young people, your vote matters now more than ever

The young people’s vote in this election really is more important than ever. In the 2015 General Election, only 43% of 18-24 year-olds voted, a shocking contrast compared to the 78% of over 65’s voting. So it’s no coincidence that the collapse in the 18–24 year-old vote has seen the advent of tuition fees, reductions in the housing benefit for 18-21 year olds, the scrapping … Continue reading Dear young people, your vote matters now more than ever

The real reason behind the snap election

Theresa May used to say an election would cause “instability”. Now she says it’s the only way to stop instability. So which is it? Many people have been left confused by the recent turn of events and May’s change of heart. But the real question is; why are we having a snap election, especially considering May has consistently assured the UK there would be no … Continue reading The real reason behind the snap election

I voted remain – so should I vote Lib Dem or Labour?

The countdown is on to the General Election 2017 and as Corbyn said in his first campaign speech on Thursday “It’s the people against the powerful.” With the title of this article, I’m presuming many of you are a proud remoaner and you’re not about to let Cruella de May and her 329 Tory MPs shit all over the next five years of your hopes … Continue reading I voted remain – so should I vote Lib Dem or Labour?

A beginner’s guide to the General Election 2017

“But didn’t we have one of these 2 years ago?” Why are we having another General Election? The prime minister (Theresa May) wants a strong mandate in parliament, going into what are likely to be fraught negotiations with Europe over Britain’s exit from the EU. Her Conservative party has a relatively slim majority in the House of Commons, won in 2015 under the previous leader … Continue reading A beginner’s guide to the General Election 2017