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

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

Why the recent Labour election makes Corbyn stronger than ever

It seems like the diversity of Jeremy Corbyn has been going on for a lifetime.. but Corbyn shows no sign of backing down and why should he? He’s only getting stronger. The recent Labour election between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith showed this significantly, and that if anything, Corbyn’s getting more people on his side despite the ongoing battle he faces with mainstream media and … Continue reading Why the recent Labour election makes Corbyn stronger than ever

What now for the Labour Party?

I’m not a fan of Theresa May. I wasn’t a fan of David Cameron either. I’ve never been a fan of Tory policy, and I don’t think I ever will be. I’m far too much a fan of equality, and I find it astonishing for Theresa May to suggest that her party is one “for everyone, and not just the privileged few”. Therefore, unfortunately because … Continue reading What now for the Labour Party?