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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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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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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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