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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

Jeremy Corbyn loses ‘no confidence’ vote among Labour MPs by

Following the UK’s vote to leave the EU last Thursday, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has been called into question by members of his shadow cabinet. A leadership coup began with shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn telling Corbyn he had no confidence in his leadership. Benn was then sacked, which triggered a succession of resignations from Corbyn’s […]Read More

We must hold government responsible over the Panama papers

The recent leak of 11.5 million documents from Panamanian-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has sparked global outrage. And quite rightly so. 143 politicians from around the world, 12 of whom are current or former national leaders, were revealed to be evading the law and going to every length to avoid paying tax. Yet the British […]Read More

Jez We Can: Analysing Corbyn’s Victory

The polls are closed – and today the new face of the Labour Party has been announced. Of course, the candidates already knew the results before any of us did. In this event, the expressions on their faces are always our greatest bet at working out who has won, before the nail-biting moment and the […]Read More

All Aboard The Politics Train: Segregation Is Nothing New

A hoard of angry tweets. ‘WomenOnlyCarriages’ trends throughout the UK twittersphere. Liz Kendall exits her cave along with other spectators of the Labour leadership competition to gawp at this unfathomable circumstance; a politician has actually listened to voters. Revolutionary stuff. This is the trainwreck that is British politics. Jeremy Corbyn has always been painted as […]Read More

Labour Leadership Elections: Infiltration or Ambition?

The election for the leadership of the Labour party is drawing nearer, and as you probably know, there is an increasing focus on veteran Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn was entered as a mere addition to the debate, but as people have realised that Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper have all the charisma and personality of a […]Read More

Why You Should Vote For… Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn’s last-minute entry into the leadership election race was something of a surprise, the veteran left-winger qualified with 36 nominations, just scraping the bare minimum in order to be entered, nominated only 12 days before entry closed. However, since then his campaign has snowballed, the younger elements of the party in particular have been […]Read More

Socialism is not a scary word!

Labour was told by acting leader Harriet Harman to not oppose the welfare bill, proposing a limit on child benefits to two children. The left of Labour instead organised a revolt of sorts, with 48 MPs opposing the bill. Although the bill was passed anyway (as far more Labour MPs abstained from voting rather than […]Read More