December 31, 2016

2016 has been a year like no other. 12 months ago, if anyone had said that Trump would win the electoral college or that Britain would vote for brexit, I’d have laughed. But now, in a world where the polls never seem to get things right and with the rise of right-wing...

December 27, 2016

This year, our beloved Queen celebrated her 90th birthday as well as enjoying her 64th year as the reigning monarch of the increasing dwindling commonwealth (12 countries have become independent since her accession). Without being overly morbid, her reign is surely com...

December 24, 2016

In the weeks leading up to the Oldham and West Royton by-election in December 2015, there was talk of UKIP gaining the seat from Labour. Just before the 2016 local government elections, the majority of political commentators were suggesting that Labour would lose aroun...

December 17, 2016

The railway system in the UK is in crisis, the price to travel by train has hit an all-time high and we now have some of the most expensive fares in Europe. On Southern, Rail, the long dispute over Driver Only Operation has led to further strike action and misery for c...

December 10, 2016

The former chairman of the BBC is spot on, allowing even more media consolidation and centralisation can only be the wrong way to go. Mainstream media in the UK is already in a state of disarray, with pluralism being the greatest problem facing the industry. Rupert Mur...

December 9, 2016

To begin with, let me be abundantly clear, on 23rd June, I voted to remain in the European Union. I am a ‘remoaner’ and I still firmly believe that Britain’s interests are better served within the EU. But with that aside, I am a democrat and it would be wrong for any g...

December 4, 2016

At 2.07am on 2nd December 2016, the Liberal Democrats delivered a quiet political earthquake in defeating incumbent Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith at the Richmond Park by-election. Mr. Goldsmith resigned as a Conservative Member of Parliament back in November after the...

December 2, 2016

On 8th May 2015, the nation awoke to the shock news that David Cameron had led the Conservative party to victory at the general election, forming the party’s first majority government since 1992. Little over one year later and his exit from the top job seems a distant...

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