North Korea: Understanding the Pariah State

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

The attacks Trump won’t talk about

There are roughly 32,000 gun deaths per year in the United States. 60% of these deaths are suicides, 3% are accidental death and the rest (37%) are classified as homicides. However, this figure used to be worse according to CNN, between 2001 and 2014, only 369 Americans were killed by terrorism at home or abroad, whilst a staggering 440,095 were killed by guns on American … Continue reading The attacks Trump won’t talk about

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