The Divided City You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

I’m in the poor desolate border town of Frankfurt an der Oder. This is where I live: in this battleground between the far-Right and the far-Left – where Centrism holds no sway – on the border with Poland. Both the hard-Right’s AfD party, and the hard-Left’s Die Linke, return large vote shares, despite the former only coming to being within the last electoral cycle. I … Continue reading The Divided City You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Nothing but Politics and Lies

Is it any wonder that after such a campaign, that the aftermath of the vote has been equally distasteful? It was a campaign full of the dark side of politics. A campaign founded on fear, unproven statistics, lies and highly distasteful xenophobic and racial attacks. It was a campaign which was meant to engage the population in a debate that would invigorate the millennial generation … Continue reading Nothing but Politics and Lies

There’s more to the Brexit than numbers.

I’ve written many debates on the EU referendum, the pros and cons of trade agreements, what EU has done for us etc but one thing that’s really struck me in the past couple of months is the clear divide between the younger and older generation. Whilst I got on the 5a bus yesterday I was greeted by 10 international students at the back of the … Continue reading There’s more to the Brexit than numbers.

“Why I’m Choosing To Remain In The Eu.”

I’m usually one to do just, two sided arguments, but unfortunately for you Brexiters, this is a very one-sided post. I am a firm believer that we should remain in the EU. It might be that I’m part of the 73 per cent demographic of those aged between 18-29 that want to remain in the EU, or the fact I go to University and study … Continue reading “Why I’m Choosing To Remain In The Eu.”