The Trident Debate

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

Political Education: It May Sound Dull, But We Need It 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

The Reasons Taking In Refugees Will Be Good For The UK

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

Jeremy Corbyn Is Not Unelectable – He May Be Labour’s Only Chance

 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

The Mediterranean Refugee Crisis is Europe’s collective problem, and requires a collective solution

  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

Labour and the Lib Dems Have a Chance to Escape the Neoliberal Curse

What used to be called the main three Westminster parties (the savaging of the Liberal Democrats and the rise of the SNP have put paid to that convenient shorthand) have faced for at least twenty years the accusation that they are all the same. This call has grown louder since the 2010 General Election, and culminated … More Labour and the Lib Dems Have a Chance to Escape the Neoliberal Curse