[ESSAY] To what extent does the ‘Westminster model’ still adequately describe the UK political system?

(Written prior to Brexit and as part of my British Politics 2 module) At the dawn of the Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition, Nick Clegg declared there would be a ‘new politics’ and ‘a new kind of government’.[1] Jeremy Corbyn claimed his Labour leadership campaign was ‘a vote for change in the way we do politics’.[2] The … More [ESSAY] To what extent does the ‘Westminster model’ still adequately describe the UK political system?

Hope over hate: Battle against radicalisation

We stood in solidarity with France, with Belgium and now Germany join the growing list of European countries that have suffered at the hands of religious fundamentalism. The military battle against Daesh rages on across the middle east in the likes of Syria and Iraq. The battle against the so called Islamic state rages everyday … More Hope over hate: Battle against radicalisation

Republican Scandal As They Take Control Of Capitol Hill

2014 was the year in which the Republican Party began their domination of Capitol Hill. In the Mid-Term elections their majority in the House of Representatives was increased and they took control of the Senate for the first time since 2007 whilst also gaining 31 Governors. However, as Congress returns from their break into a … More Republican Scandal As They Take Control Of Capitol Hill

The Times Briton of the year goes to….Nigel Farage?

Many see UKIP as the party breaking down barriers and reshaping the British political landscape. Others view them as hate preaching extreme right wingers. Love them or loath them it has certainly been the biggest year in the parties short history. At the centre of this year’s success is the party’s leader Nigel Farage who … More The Times Briton of the year goes to….Nigel Farage?