The issue of the renewal of the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons programme has been a prominent feature in the news recently, so I decided I would put in my two pennies’ worth. The main reason for the sudden uptick in interest in this topic is, of course, the stance of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose … More The Trident Debate
I wrote back in January that the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris were excellent news for only one group of people – those who would see more violence, more killing, more war. This is even more true of the latest round of murders to be inflicted upon the people of Paris. At least 127 people … More Paris Attacks: What Happens Now?
Politics. It’s a word which can make people cringe with horror, or cause their eyes to glaze over at its mere sound. For many people, it conjures up images of dull, middle-class men in grey suits sitting at long table debating the finer details of agricultural policy in Herefordshire while sipping taxpayer-funded champagne and nibbling … More Political Education: It May Sound Dull, But We Need It Now
For months, the refugee crisis engulfing Europe as a result of poverty and political turmoil in North Africa, Middle East and beyond has been growing steadily worse. There have been at least 350,000 entries by refugees into the EU so far this year – an average of about 1,500 a day. Germany alone is expecting 800,000 … More The Reasons Taking In Refugees Will Be Good For The UK
Most people must surely, by now, be aware of the fact that a very curious phenomenon is overtaking the UK’s largest political party. The man at the centre of this is Jeremy Corbyn – a backbench Labour MP who, on the 3rd of June 2015, acquired the nomination to contest the position of Leader of … More Jeremy Corbyn: His Policies Evaluated
The Labour establishment have spent the majority of the party’s leadership contest thus far engaged in a mud-slinging operation targeted at one of the four candidates, Jeremy Corbyn. I have explained in a previous article that Corbyn’s explicit social-democratic platform is the only way of restoring the Labour Party to its former position as the … More Jeremy Corbyn Is Not Unelectable – He May Be Labour’s Only Chance
David Cameron has received a barrage of criticism over his description of the approximately 5,000 refugees camped in and around the port of Calais as a ‘swarm’. Everyone from Jeremy Corbyn to the UN Special Representative for International Migration has levelled criticism at the Prime Minister, and even Nigel Farage has distanced himself from the comments. The level … More The Mediterranean Refugee Crisis is Europe’s collective problem, and requires a collective solution