The Budget, in British politics, is always a notable moment. From Gordon Brown to George Osborne, those holding the office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer have never quite endeared themselves as the (Alistair) Darling(s) of the nation. Phillip Hammond’s latest Budget ensures the status quo is maintained, as he introduced a raft of controversial … Continue reading Chancellor’s Job a Tough ‘Gig’
Freedom of the press has always been a fundamental aspect of British life. Whether discussing political or sporting decisions, the variety of opinions proffered by our journalists has served as a vital source of information. After all, there is nothing better than hearing different opinions on just where Ed Miliband ranks in the pantheon of … Continue reading Freedom of the British Press: Ironing Out Bad Behaviour
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?
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?
Apologies if the year hasn’t started with any positive news. In order to buck the recent trend, I’ve got some mixed news to bring. The good news is that for the first time in British legal and political history, the United Kingdom’s Attorney General is to set out the legal basis for military strikes against … Continue reading Drone Wars
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?
Magna Carta is the “anchor of the rule of law” as once famously described by Lord Bingham of Cornhill. 800 years since its signing in 1215, the relevance of the Great Charter as this ‘anchor’ in contemporary systems has come to the forefront of attention as societal changes, economic pressures and political influences exert themselves … Continue reading Magna Carta – Dead or Alive?
No, this isn’t a parody piece on Eddy Grant’s smash hit ‘Electric Avenue’. Here we are, into the third week of a Conservative-led Britain and many people dissatisfied with the results of the General Election. An election process that cajoled everyone into life, with Britain recording its highest voter turnout since 1997. On May 7th … Continue reading Rock Down To Electorate Avenue
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
Would it be appropriate for Miliband to circle Cameron, making chicken noises as excuse after excuse emanates against the TV debate schedule? Probably not given he is running to lead the country, but the broadcasters still face a continuous struggle to get Mr Cameron on board with the current debate regime as last week the … Continue reading Lights, Cameron, Action!