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
Putin now has six years left at the head of the Russian Federation. It is hitherto unknown how – or even if – he will attempt to cling to power after then. Continue reading Putin Sticks the Boot In
As for the presidency, this is Putin’s final term (I invite you to read into what what you will), and as such, as soon as the votes have been cast and the results are in, scheming within the Kremlin will begin with regards to a successor. The elections themselves set out presidential term lengths, while the result provides a certificate of legitimacy. Continue reading Russia’s Deadlines
#SchumerShutdown threatened to take over Twitter in the wake of the current US government shutdown. However, a little digging into the accounts pushing the hashtag found that they were predominantly Russian bots. Once again entangling the Trump and the Grand Old Party with Russia. The hashtag regardless became a GOP and White House favourite as they attempt to push the blame of the shutdown onto … Continue reading Russia Stokes Shutdown Fire