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The Prospect of Another Snap Election

The Prospect of Another Snap Election

Over the weekend much of the press, that I saw anyway, was to do with either the Royal Wedding, or the FA Cup final. That said, one other thing that did get my attention was a Sunday Times headline about the prospect of another snap election being called this autumn. If this did take place, it would be the at least the fifth time many people had call to go to the polling station since 2015, potentially more if local…

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Where to Next for the Green Party?

Where to Next for the Green Party?

For the sake of clarity I write this post as a member of the Green Party and someone who voted Green in GE2017. It’s been a difficult month since the General Election for the Green Party. In fact, it’s not a General Election that will be remembered too fondly by many voters, but particularly those of a left leaning persuasion. As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20 (or there abouts) but the Green Party will want to do a lot…

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The Need for Good Political Discourse and Why it is So Difficult

The Need for Good Political Discourse and Why it is So Difficult

As I write this, many people are attending their local polling stations to take part in local elections and much of the country will be considering the upcoming General Election on 8 June (2017). Some people will already have their minds made up, whilst others still consider who they most believe can do the best for the country. At times like this, you often see people ‘shut up shop’ in terms of them not wanting to see or hear anything…

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A Whole New World?

A Whole New World?

Today, Friday 20 January 2017, we see the Donald J Trump be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. And I, as I did when the results of the US election were announced, am scared about what this means for the future of the world. With the EU Referendum, we discovered what people thought about politicians and politics in general. People were so fed up with the ‘traditional’ way of doing things that the hatred…

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