It was a bruising 7 week campaign. For weeks politicians and journalists alike took punch after punch in an effort to create a new Parliament and for Theresa May, a Conservative majority for a mandate for her unrepentent approach to Brexit. At the stroke of 10pm on June 8th it became apparent that that would not […]Read More Now the dust has settled… – Election 2017: A Review
Two years ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed like the most unlikely of political leaders and certainly the most unlikely of Prime Ministers. His previous close relationship with the IRA along with some of his previous comments on defence and terrorism raised questions in an instant relating to his suitability to be Prime Minister. Despite all of […]Read More The Cult of Corbyn
Since announcing the general election on 18th April, Theresa May has emphasised, repeatedly and with fervour that she will provide ‘strong and stable leadership’. Because the internet likes nothing more than deriding public figures, it did not take long for this to become a meme and start to take on a life of its own. […]Read More Strong and stable – joke all you want, but what is the alternative?
Less than a month ago, I was in London and whilst there went past Parliament. I can’t remember the last time I was in London and didn’t at least walk past the home of British democracy. Also on this trip I passed the gates to 10 Downing Street. Little did I know that less than […]Read More Politics, the election and respect