"The country is united but Westminster is divided" exclaims Prime Minister Theresa May as she stands on the steps of No.10, announcing her intentions to hold a snap general election on the 8th June 2017. A laughable and perhaps offensive statement as the PM goes to the Polls seeking a mandate for her divisive campaign … Continue reading SNAP: Why the 2017 General Election will be the saviour of the Labour party
On the 18th of September 2014, 55.3% of Scottish people decisively voted "No" to the prospect of an independent Scotland. The so called "once in a generation" plebiscite was supposed to close the case on the matter for the foreseeable future. Fast forward three years and we have a new Prime Minister, a new First … Continue reading IndyRef2: Sturgeon Strikes Back
With a Western World so seemingly on the brink of catastrophe - from a mad dictator in North Korea threatening nuclear war to terrorism on the shores of mainland Europe - it is easy to turn a blind eye to human tragedies that do not immediately affect the West's security. South Sudan is a country … Continue reading South Sudan – A Crisis That Can No Longer Be Ignored.
The New Labour movement dominated UK politics for the best part of 13 years and produced the longest serving Labour government ever. 20 years on from Blair's sweeping landslide election victory, the Labour party has turned its back on the centre ground and centre-left politics has died a miserable death. What was it about New … Continue reading The Rise and Fall (and future resurrection) of Centre Left Politics
Recent revelations in the Palatinate showing Durham to to be the second worst performing university in terms of numbers of state educated undergraduates are deeply worrying. As a leading higher education institution Durham is tasked with providing the nation with its future business leaders, academics, politicians and civil servants. Reports that only 60.5 % of … Continue reading University Elitism – a deepening problem