One conversation can shift the direction of change forever. … More Why Talk About Mental Health?
Public perceptions of MPs and Westminster has rarely ever been so negative, and fewer people are turning out to vote. But what is it about the way politics is conducted in Britain today that has put so many off? Could it be a result of the archaic traditions, shown most prominently at the state opening of … More The Public and Parliament- Why have we lost respect for politicians?
While Brexit has been dominating the headlines this last week, the UK has been visited by the UN’s Rapporteur (a person who is appointed by an organisation to report on the proceedings of its meetings) on extreme poverty and human rights. Philip Alston has been visiting several parts of the UK including London, Oxford, Cardiff, … More UK Poverty – we need to open our eyes
On Wednesday the Prime Minister announced that the UK government had concluded negotiations with the European Union in relation to the EU withdrawal agreement. It is important to point out that the draft withdrawal agreement concerns the technicalities regarding how the UK leaves the EU. It has nothing to do with any arrangement about the … More Brexit: The Inevitable Tragedy
There are fears that a Christmas election is looming, Theresa May this time may not last to the end of the day, and the deal we have been working towards with the EU for the past two years comes as a mere drop in the ocean in the process of actually leaving. If you have … More Brexit: Theresa May’s Last Stand?
Short money isn’t necessarily talked about in the press apart from the odd occasion that an article is posted about political parties’ receiving public money. £9.78 million will be spent on short money in 2018/19 which as a percentage of government expenditure is merely a drop in the ocean. This was mainly prominent after UKIP … More Short Money and the DUP
Over the past few years, a new form of political campaigning has emerged in which it is no longer solely down to those in and around the political elite to influence voters. Today it has extended beyond the walls of Westminster, of political commentators and analysts and landed into the hands of individuals, typically with no political experience: celebrities. … More Should Celeb’s Get Involved in Politics?