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?
Yo, Mr White – Should Drugs Be Legalised?
OT Genesis claims that he’s “in love with the Coco” – but it’s not just him, many people are, and it’s not just coco. Long has it been since the ‘hippy’ movement of the 60s and 70s which emerged as a counterculture movement rejecting the mores of mainstream American life, but the question of drug … Continue reading Yo, Mr White – Should Drugs Be Legalised?
Lights, Cameron, Action!
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!
Immigration – Farage on Fire!
One more time, into the fray, the immigration issue has emerged – you knew it was only a matter of time. This phase however, ignites a triple threat as Nigel Farage has thrown his hat into the ring, re-iterating that UKIP would cut the numbers allowed into the UK to work, but he could not … Continue reading Immigration – Farage on Fire!
So, Have I Got The (Second) Job?
Members of Parliament are elected to represent the people of their constituencies, but the debate as to whether they should be able to take external jobs whilst holding their seat has come to the forefront of attention in recent weeks. Former Foreign Secretaries Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind were secretly filmed offering their services … Continue reading So, Have I Got The (Second) Job?
Conservatives vs Labour – Youth Employability
It’s hotting up, and the two major party leaders are gearing up for the Election showdown, as this week contention has emerged over youth employability for the future. As evident in a number of policy considerations, the Conservatives are determined to crack down on welfare benefits – and the youth is no exception. Prime Minister … Continue reading Conservatives vs Labour – Youth Employability
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
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
Labour’s Mansion Tax – Downton Shabby
If there’s one thing everybody hates, it is having to shell out hard-earned wealth in the name of tax. Political parties notoriously differ on their taxation views, and over the past few months Labour’s idea for a mansion tax emerged as one of their prime solutions of raising revenue for the NHS. Labour leader Ed … Continue reading Labour’s Mansion Tax – Downton Shabby