Any law student that has ever studied constitutional law would have been beaming at the chance today to use their knowledge of parliamentary sovereignty that laboured them throughout their public law exams many years ago. Having heard submissions over a four-day period in December, the Supreme Court justices ruled this morning, in an 8-3 majority, … Continue reading GUARDIANS OF THE PEOPLE – But Is There Any Hope For Politics?
MAYDAY: Is Trump Britain’s Brexit Saviour?
Lancaster House is a beautiful and eloquent structure, but today it lay host to a stormy and volatile topic. After weeks of criticism for her indecisive behaviour, Theresa May stepped out to deliver clarity on her Brexit plans. Political speeches are normally filled with ambiguity and general commitments, but today, we finally witnessed some direction, … Continue reading MAYDAY: Is Trump Britain’s Brexit Saviour?
SOUTHERN FAIL – STRIKEOUT
Monday saw the worst possible opening to a week, a 24 hour tube strike left commuters frustratingly searching for alternate routes around the country’s capital. On a bleak, rainy morning, my Facebook timeline was filled with forlorn, moaning travellers – and I have to admit, I was one of them. However, underground passengers were afforded … Continue reading SOUTHERN FAIL – STRIKEOUT
Brexit Breakdown: New Year, New Economy?
What is a conversation these days without Brexit? The Remoaners still champion their cause, but the Brexiteers boast Theresa May’s words of “Brexit means Brexit”. Then it was the remain camp’s time to boast following a temporary victory in the High Court regarding parliamentary procedure. If this was the 17th century again, one might fear … Continue reading Brexit Breakdown: New Year, New Economy?
The Power of Oil – OPEC Taking Control
Bouncing like a fracking crane, fluctuating oil prices are a constant feature of the modern market. There is little that is more important than oil prices, given that they affect so many industries and intrude into all nations. A major player in this phenomenon is the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an intergovernmental … Continue reading The Power of Oil – OPEC Taking Control
Shopaholic Britain – Black Friday & Growth of the Online Marketplace
Shopaholics awoke early this morning, ready and primed to take advantage of the sales and fight off those competing for the last stocked item of their deepest desires. Since 1932, Black Friday was considered the unofficial initiation of the Christmas shopping season. Despite its early inception, the term “Black Friday” was only coined in the … Continue reading Shopaholic Britain – Black Friday & Growth of the Online Marketplace
Rising Stars – Putting The “You” In YouTube
Chances are quite high that YouTube was both your best friend and your greatest enemy during the exam period. Hours of endless entertainment, but at the same time, hours of endless procrastination. You might have even tried to convince yourself that there were useful revision tips on the video site, but then why did you … Continue reading Rising Stars – Putting The “You” In YouTube
It’s Not Oil That Bad
Amidst all the negativity of the oil crisis, there are beacons of hope. British oil and gas companies expect to create thousands of jobs over the next two years despite the dramatic slide in oil prices, according to the fourth Bank of Scotland report. Although the report found that 39% of the respondents felt that … Continue reading It’s Not Oil That Bad
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, just a drone. The use of drones is better associated with conflict, as they play a prominent role in American military strategy. In the UK, the use of civilian drones is a nascent industry, which the lawmakers are looking to regulate effectively in order to ensure … Continue reading Drone Deal?
THE SEX INDUSTRY: Fifty Shades of the Economy
Mr. Grey and the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise have been whipping up a media storm and lustful frenzy in recent weeks. Controversy has saturated social media. From outcries of subsisting gender inequalities highlighted by the film, to some extremely (and I mean, extremely) excited women in cinemas across the globe, the film adaptation of … Continue reading THE SEX INDUSTRY: Fifty Shades of the Economy