British · Politics

BBC Leaders Debate. The Good, The Bad, and the “Can I finish please?”

DING! DING! DING! its round 2. Or 3. Or 4 depending who you care about. I resumed my position from the other night- curled up on my bed, still nursing a hangover, munching on Shreddies and hoping to see someone throw another metaphorical right hook over at Amber Rudd. It seems the 2 years since… Continue reading BBC Leaders Debate. The Good, The Bad, and the “Can I finish please?”

British · Conservatives · Labour

Where’s Theresa? Weak and wobbly PM gets outmanoeuvred by Labour.

Anyone who follows me on twitter will generally see me angrily tweeting about a fella called Seamus Milne. He’s the head of Jeremy Corbyn’s communications team, which basically means he’s responsible for all the press relations, Jeremy Corbyn’s public image, and all the clever backstage stuff. Generally, he’s being doing a shit job, which results… Continue reading Where’s Theresa? Weak and wobbly PM gets outmanoeuvred by Labour.

British · Conservatives · Labour · Politics

Battle for Number 10 Verdict: Paxman losing his touch as both May and Corbyn come out on top.

Being interviewed by Paxman is the political equivalent of stepping into a lion’s den. It made Miliband coin the phrase “hell yes I’m tuss enough” and it can make or break an election. I sat there, on my bed, munching away at a box of Shreddies just hoping Paxman would deliver a metaphorical right hook… Continue reading Battle for Number 10 Verdict: Paxman losing his touch as both May and Corbyn come out on top.

British · Politics

Stop making excuses- there is no good reason for not voting.

If you were paying attention a couple weeks ago you may have noticed that France got in a little hoo-ha about their election turnout. Only 80% of their population voted in the second round! How awful of them! If you were also paying attention around a year ago, you may have also noticed that Britain… Continue reading Stop making excuses- there is no good reason for not voting.

British · Labour · Politics

Pledging to abolish tuition fees may not be the best policy, but it is the best politics.

In their manifesto, Labour pledged to abolish tuition fees. At the flick of a wrist students across the country became devout Corbynites, hoisting their red flags and changing their phone screens to Jeremy Corbyn with a cute dog, or a cute baby, or a cute old lady-anything cute will do. Those students who didn’t join… Continue reading Pledging to abolish tuition fees may not be the best policy, but it is the best politics.

British · Politics

Tim Farron Interview: The ‘Lib Dem attitude’ will lead them to success.

  He paused for a moment and thought about the question- ‘what do the Lib Dems have that can lead them to victory?’ “I suppose there’s a whole culture to how the Liberal Democrats operate, we care about individuals, and we work hard in the community all year round, not just at election time.” Behind… Continue reading Tim Farron Interview: The ‘Lib Dem attitude’ will lead them to success.