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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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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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