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An Opportunity for Real Change in British Politics

An Opportunity for Real Change in British Politics

To describe British Politics as being in a transitional phase might not really do the current situation justice, but there is a lot going on in most of the larger political parties and whilst on the surface some of it may seem cause for doom and gloom, I think that by digging a little bit below the surface we have a real opportunity to shape the landscape of politics in Britain. Starting in the most obvious place, as of yesterday…

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Politics and the Media

Politics and the Media

During the campaigning for the EU Referendum, lots was said about the tactics that the were used by each side, with lots of accusations of lying and scaremongering tactics being used, and plenty of people bemoaning the lack of somewhere they could go to just read the ‘facts’ and make their own mind up. The Referendum aside, as there really was little in the way of facts available for some of the subjects, it is important to realise that any…

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Is Labour Fit for Purpose?

Is Labour Fit for Purpose?

I have often distanced myself from commenting too much about Labour, particularly on subjects such as the leadership vote in 2015 that resulted in Jeremy Corbyn being elected Leader of the Labour Party. But, as much of the political landscape of Britain seems to be up in the air at the moment, I think now would be a good time to consider what is happening at the Labour camp. In September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn was elected as the new Leader…

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The Aftermath

The Aftermath

On the morning of Friday 24 June 2016, it was announced that Britain had voted to leave the European Union by a 52 to 48 percentage split. 4 days on, and having had what was otherwise a very nice weekend, I am still shocked and angry and upset that the country has decided to turn its back on the EU. I don’t want to commit to this being the last thing I have to say on the matter, the matter…

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