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Opinion: The British Art of Post-Truth Politics

Last December, a gang of thugs waltzed into No.10 under the cover of an Orwellian mist. They had spoken the right words in convenient soundbites, said yes to the right interviews and crucially, no to others. The victorious party is now run by ‘Dom’ who’s groomed himself into the ominous Machiavellian villain lurking in the […]Read More

All That Glue: How Sleaford Mods Have Become the Voice

The latest release from Sleaford Mods stands as a voice for independent music in a sea of chaos. Released on Rough Trade Records, All That Glue spans across the entire 7-year career of electronic punks Sleaford Mods. The collection containing both known and unknown songs delves into the depths of political anger, frustration, poverty, honesty, […]Read More

Opinion: Boris Johnson and His Ideal Society

Boris Johnson had what alcoholics call a ‘moment of clarity’ whilst on his sickbed, announcing, “there is such a thing as society”; a superficial contradiction of Thatcherism. Where Thatcher may have little in common, rhetorically speaking, with Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, the outcome of her policies illustrates some similarity. The Russian-American author’s novels, The […]Read More

Boris’ Address May Be Vague and Contradictory – But It

As Keir Starmer writes, “the Prime Minister’s statement raises more questions than it answers.” Though frequently ambiguous, the thirteen minute address yesterday evening is an important step towards asking how we tackle vital underfunding and a lack of support for ‘non-essential’ workers. Palpable solutions, however, are still few and far between. The main takeaway from […]Read More

Politics or Popularity? What Did We Vote For?

It’s hard to ignore the media circus around this year’s election, and I say this year because they seem to be an annual thing now. Focus has been locked on the two main party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson with little else other than Brexit discussions piercing through the fog of this popularity contest. […]Read More

General Election 2019

I felt that I’d be writing something along these lines, but not in my wildest dreams did I think it would be like this. The Conservatives were ahead in the polls from the get-go and although Labour’s closing of the gap to trailing by 9 points, it was never going to be an easy win. […]Read More

Conservatives dominated Twitter at a ‘crucial’ time with ‘misleading’ account

Last Tuesday during the ITV pre-election debate between  Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, the Conservative Party renamed the official @CCHQPress Twitter account to ‘factcheckUK’. The party also temporarily replaced its profile picture with a tick logo and a header image with the logo, the text ‘factcheck UK’ and then in much smaller font ‘from CCHQ’, […]Read More

Prorogation Unlawful: What Happened in the Supreme Court

Yesterday we all witnessed something quite unprecedented. The UK’s highest court led by its President Lady Hale held that the British government’s decision to prorogue Parliament in the run up to the impending Brexit deadline was unlawful and, therefore, void. This past week has seen our major constitutional players – the judiciary, the government and […]Read More

Boris Johnson: Britain’s Bumbling Dictator?

On the 28thAugust, the Queen formally gave consent to Boris Johnson and his government to suspend Parliament from no later than the 12thSeptember until the 14thOctober 2019. Johnson’s inventive plan is the latest tactic from his aggressively pro-Brexit government to push through a so-called ‘No-Deal Exit’ with the minimum of input from Parliament, most notably […]Read More

Boris Johnson as PM: If you’re not worried, you should

With the elimination of Michael Gove from the Conservative party’s leadership contest, we are down to the final two, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, on whom the Conservative party membership (incidentally, a minuscule slither of the electorate) will vote. Given Johnson’s popularity with party members, it seems as though another old Etonian coronation is inevitable. […]Read More