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?
TV Broadcasters in a League of Their Own
Bewildering, confusing, excessive, mystifying, – just a few words to sum up the news that the rights to broadcast Premier League matches on TV have been auctioned off for a record £5.136 billion. Just as Chelsea and Manchester City have done, Britain’s biggest broadcasters have asserted their dominance through their financial firepower. Sky TV paid … Continue reading TV Broadcasters in a League of Their Own
Stop Snooping Around
Hello, is it me you’re looking for? Sorry, Lionel Ritchie, but it’s not just you. The government is set on looking for everyone – they can see it in your eyes, they can see it in your computer. In the wake of recent terrorist events seen in Paris and the increased emergence of ISIS, Prime … Continue reading Stop Snooping Around
Part Two: Greek Theatre – The EU Solidarity Show Must Go On
In the second instalment about Greece and their rocky relationship with the EU, I will be taking a look at the other side of the story. Despite the hard times, Greece must remain a part of the EU. The show must go on. As discussed in the previous article, despite Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel … Continue reading Part Two: Greek Theatre – The EU Solidarity Show Must Go On
Part One: Go Greece Lightning – Why EU Must Say ‘Good Riddance’ to Greece
In the first of a two-part instalment, this article will discuss the benefits of Greece leaving the EU. A quick assessment of the relationship between Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel will tell you that their relationship won’t reach Danny Zuko - Sandy Ollson levels of happiness. Rather, with Greece’s deteriorating financial situation testing the resolve … Continue reading Part One: Go Greece Lightning – Why EU Must Say ‘Good Riddance’ to Greece
Clooney Champions Armenian Cause
Ever since news of her Hollywood relationship entered the public arena, Amal Clooney has been the talk of the town. On Wednesday 28th January, the British barrister-turned-celebrity laid her case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) against a Turkish politician who denied the Armenian genocide. Between 1915-1917, Turkey’s Ottoman rulers massacred 1.5 million … Continue reading Clooney Champions Armenian Cause
TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?
If you haven’t heard of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership don’t worry – you’re not really meant to have. The TTIP is a series of trade negotiations, primarily for the purpose of cutting tariffs and regulatory barriers to trade between the US and EU, making the access to each other’s markets easier for companies. … Continue reading TTIP – Valentine’s Date For The US & EU?
GREECE ELECTION: Syriza-phrenia in Europe
In life, there are just some things one cannot resolve simply by listening to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. For the EU, the economic headache conjured by the election of a radical left-wing party, Syriza, is one of those things. Demanding an end to Greece's painful austerity measures, threatening renewed turmoil in global markets and … Continue reading GREECE ELECTION: Syriza-phrenia in Europe
The UK Deficit – Sleepless Nights For Osborne
It’s there; it’s hanging over our heads, no matter how much Ed Miliband forgets to mention it in his speeches. Chancellor George Osborne must have nightmares every time the word “deficit” is mentioned nowadays. You could write books on the topic, but I have near 600 words to cover a selection of the issues – … Continue reading The UK Deficit – Sleepless Nights For Osborne
Just A Lidl Bit More, Please
For so long the big established supermarket chains have held an oligopoly over the food retailing sector. As years have passed, heavy discounting chains have eaten away at the share, grabbing their piece of the pie. Aldi and Lidl have reached a record combined market share of 8.6% of all shopping done at major supermarket … Continue reading Just A Lidl Bit More, Please