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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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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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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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Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Clearly one of the biggest topics in the UK currently is that of the EU Referendum. For those of you who perhaps live State side, when the Conservative Party (‘Tories’) were trying to convince people to vote for them in the 2015 General Election, one of the key points in their manifesto was that a referendum/vote would be held to decide on if the United Kingdom should remain part of the European Union. The Tories won the General Election and…

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