Category Archives: Politics

Refugee Crisis Factsheet (A Brief Summary of The Blog Entry)

@DanielAdshead25 1. “We have thousands of homeless in Britain and nearly 1 million using food banks, let’s sort our own house first.” This argument can be dismissed far better by the use of a satirical meme: But in all seriousness … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of the British Attitude to The Refugee Crisis

I cried today. Daily I keep abreast of various humanitarian crises, and conflict-affected areas, given my interests and career aspirations. The refugees crisis has shot to the forefront recently and it finally all got too much for me. They say … Continue reading

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You’re Doing it Wrong: Why the Next Government Should Raise Direct Taxes

Two major  concerns in the UK, despite the promulgation made by the coalition, are not being adequately addressed: Cost of living and poor public services. Public service delivery, as a whole, in the UK has declined, steadily, in quality for … Continue reading

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Why the Public Despise British Politics: An Embarrassing Day for Parliamentary Democracy in the UK

Nothing could better illustrate the reasons behind British public’s disengagement with politics, and their disdain for politicians, than the proceedings that took place in the House of Commons on December 18th, 2013. MPs of the two big parties in the … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance: Getting to Grips with the Real Winston Churchill

While perusing an internet forum I frequent, I came across a thread that was sonorous with disbelief and indignation. It concerned an article in the Daily Mail that expressed Tory outrage at the proposed idea of a statue honouring Tony … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot: Latest Victims in a Putinist Return to a Totalitarian Russia?

The grim spectre of the Communist-era show trial was concluded in Moscow recently, when three members of the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in a penal colony for, what the judge labelled as, ‘hooliganism’ … Continue reading

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An Impassioned and Immediate Response to Dan Hodges, Political Writer, The Daily Telegraph.

Dan Hodges’ column for the Telegraph Well Mr. Hodges you certainly have begun a vile crusade with your vitriolic article; I don’t know which is worse: Your unrelenting desire to denigrate pre-eminent men (and George Galloway) who can be counted … Continue reading

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