Democracy in Britain has evolved slowly away from autocracy since the House of Commons first started meeting in 1341. It would take another 347 years before the Monarchy lost its absolute power in 1688, and another 240 years before women could vote on the same terms as men in 1928. But now, nearly 100 years on, democracy seems to be heading sharply in the opposite … Continue reading The inevitable death of democracy?
There’s no country on Earth quite like North Korea. In America and Europe, the reaction to the country, when there’s any reaction at all, is divided fairly equally between nervousness and mockery. It is a controversial force between the myth and reality of what life is really like inside North Korea. Most people would have difficulty naming any city in the country other than Pyongyang. … Continue reading North Korea: Understanding the Pariah State
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
On November 8, 2016, an estimated that 231,556,622 Americans were eligible to vote. However, only 136,884,643 of the Voting-Eligible Population (VEP) voted, at a turnout of 58.9%. With 94,671,979 [40.9%], of the VEP, becoming non-voters. Since 2012, the number of non-voters amongst the VEP has risen by 1,268,774 [1.4%]. Clinton’s downfall in November, was significantly due to the rise of non-voters in certain swing states which, per … Continue reading Where Clinton Lost the Election!
2016 to me is like a jager bomb. You’re having a really good time with your friends and you’ve got such great hopes for the night ahead.. but then you have a few to many and your left with a sick feeling in your stomach as it swallows you right up. I feel like I’ve been drunk the whole 2016 of anyway.. I mean how … Continue reading We will remember this era as “The Hill”.. it all goes down from here.