As I turned over in my bed at 8:30am this morning, the sound of the BBC News alert began to ring in my ear. My eyes winced as I checked the notification on my phone, slowly adjusting to the brightness of my room. There it was, Breaking News: ‘’Air Strikes on Syria were a “highly successful mission” says UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’’. I do … Continue reading Have the airstrikes on Syria cost us more than we bargained for?
While the old adage is generally true that elections are fought and won in the centre ground, the very fact that the two behemoths of the Conservative Party and of Labour are actually opposing each other on nearly every policy, is only good for “liberal democracy”. Continue reading The Strange Death of British Centrism After Brexit
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 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?
“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