(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’. Jeremy Corbyn claimed his Labour leadership campaign was ‘a vote for change in the way we do politics’. The … More [ESSAY] To what extent does the ‘Westminster model’ still adequately describe the UK political system?
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
Dan Hodges of the Mail urged Labour to kill the vampire Jeremy. His former Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn called Corbyn a ‘good and decent man’ but not a ‘leader’ and Cameron compared him to the, ‘it’s just a flesh wound’, black knight from Monty Python. He’s thus far rode out the attempted MP coup, … More Corbyn survives, and may he thrive
It’s been a Government heaping huge pressure on the public sector with the continuing deep financial cuts. Obviously that has led to ongoing anger with teachers, firemen, nurses, the list can go on. In July private sector workers went on strike all over the country over pay, pensions and cuts. Ahead of the General Election … More Conservative battle against Unions
In 2008 many Liverpool fans were angered at the poor running of the club by its American Owner George Gillett and Tom Hicks. The pair allowed debts to rise whilst on the pitch results suffered leading to a rise in tensions with fan favourite manager Rafa Benitez. As a result many fans joined the Spirit … More The Fading Spirit of Shankly
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
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?