Tags : politics

‘Arresting Our Way Out of Drug Problems’: Should We Continue

Weed, draw, bud, wacky baccy, Uncle Bob’s crafty cabbage. Aside from the last one which I clearly just made up, these are all aliases of cannabis, Britain’s most popular illegal drug. According to a recent YouGov survey, 48% of the British public favour legalising the recreational use of the plant, with just 24% opposed to […]Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Should Not Be the End of

Waking up to the news that supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away certainly did not make for a great start to the weekend. The flood of despair, sadness, frustration, and panic that followed on Twitter also did not help. Undoubtedly, her death is incredibly sad. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an icon of […]Read More

Government ‘Fat Shaming’ Doesn’t Help People Like Me With Binge

Trigger Warning: This article contains references to binge eating disorder In March 2020, when the global COVID 19 pandemic hit, there was mass panic about this virus and how it would change our lives. The increasing number of infections were reported daily and the message ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives’ was everywhere. […]Read More

The Myth of the ‘So-Called Tolerant Left’

Back in ye olden tymes, newspapers used headlines to grab people’s attention. Headlines were summaries of the articles beneath them, and if written correctly, would entice the viewer into purchasing the paper. As newspapers went online, headlines became less about the stories and more about getting clicks, harming their reputation. However, social media has now […]Read More

Laurence Fox and the Problem With Celebrity Politics

The only thing more irritating than watching celebrities being pressured by journalists into giving forced opinions on current affairs, is watching celebrities voluntarily giving their opinions and expecting people to care. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing inherently bad about someone in the public eye sharing their opinion; It takes a lot of guts to […]Read More

Joe Biden’s VP: The Harris Factor

On Tuesday, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden ended months of TV-pundit speculation, news-outlet ranking and political gossiping. In a Tweet, he announced his selection of Kamala Harris, the junior senator from California and his erstwhile opponent in the party’s primary for the top job as his running mate – a selection that gave his campaign […]Read More

India: The Gradual Shift Towards a Hindu State

August 5th was a significant date for India, marking two events that signified further steps in the shift away from its secular roots towards a Hindu state. First, it marked the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Kashmir and Jammu’s semi-autonomous status. At the same time, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi ceremonially laid the foundation […]Read More

The UK Must Lead The Fight Against The CCP’s Genocide

At the site of Treblinka extermination camp in Eastern Poland, where nearly a million Jews were brutally murdered by the Nazis in a single year (1942-1943), there lies a small memorial plaque. On the plaque there are two words, represented in multiple languages: ‘Never Again’. These two simple words have come to enshrine the unequivocal […]Read More

The Only Solution Was Peace: John Hume

Known for his political bravery and words of amicable resolution, the Northern Irish politician, John Hume, has died at the age of 83. He was a well-known figure in Anglo-Irish politics and for those unaware of him, I hope this article allows you to learn about his contribution to what is noticeably today, a much […]Read More

Johnson’s Peerages are a Display of Modern Cronyism

After only one year in office, Boris Johnson feels under no pressure to hide his complete contempt for the British people by openly rewarding anyone who has done him a favour. How else can you justify a list of peerage nominations that include: his chief strategist, owner of two major newspapers, countless pro-Brexit politicians, and […]Read More

Johnson’s New Obesity Laws are Terrible and I Can Prove

I’m not sure whether it comes from a place of abject stupidity or performative bureaucracy, but Boris Johnson, even by his own standards, has really reached a new low. His new ‘Obesity Strategy’ to combat COVID-19 is a ridiculous mess that is at best just pointless, authoritarian government intervention and at worst damaging to the […]Read More

TV Review: In ‘The Rise Of The Murdoch Dynasty’, The

Rupert Murdoch is a man that everyone should know well. After all, he has single-handedly controlled the swing of the political pendulum since the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. The Australian media mogul started out inheriting just one newspaper in Adelaide, but rose to control the Sun, the Times, Fox News, Sky, the New York Post, […]Read More