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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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Political Engagement and Election Participation

Political Engagement and Election Participation

As I am sure you have all guessed by now, I have my own thoughts and opinions in terms of political views and, particularly at the moment, the EU referendum. But in acknowledging that I have my own thoughts, and that we live in a Democracy (of sorts), everyone is entitled to their own political ideas and opinions, even if they do not align with mine. Unfortunately, the United Kingdom (and many other western countries I should add) have large…

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My Relationship with Politics

My Relationship with Politics

Over the last year or so, I’ve really tried to be more engaged with politics. Since my teens I have on a number of occasions tried to be more interested in politics, but typically this only ever lasted for the General Election and was generally fuelled by what was in my best interest rather than what I genuinely believed to be the best way to run a country. The earliest such occasion was in the run up to the 2010…

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