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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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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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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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