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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.

British · Politics

Theresa May should be prepared to go to war over Gibraltar, but Howard’s comments brought out the worst from both sides.

Theresa May should be prepared to go to war over Gibraltar, but Howard’s comments brought out the worst from both sides. Michael Howard’s comments about Gibraltar have led to what are probably the most exciting couple of days in his life. Primarily because he is unequivocally dull, but secondarily because it’s meant people actually paid… Continue reading Theresa May should be prepared to go to war over Gibraltar, but Howard’s comments brought out the worst from both sides.

British · Politics

Douglas Carswell- Mad, bad, and dangerous to know. 

Douglas Carswell- Mad, bad, and dangerous to know. He “jumped before he was pushed” scrambled Farage, firmly in the knowledge that his party’s only MP had just completed a successful gunpowder plot against UKIP.  Sure, Carswell will probably just tweet another cryptic sunglasses emoji, but even then glasses can’t hide the glaring fact that UKIP… Continue reading Douglas Carswell- Mad, bad, and dangerous to know. 

America · International · Politics

If Trump should be shaking anyone’s hand- it should be Merkel’s.

If Trump should be shaking anyone’s hand- it should be Merkel’s. Trump ducked and dodged the calls for a handshake with Angela Merkel using the same approach he has towards facts, ethnic minorities and anti-semitism- he ignored it.  It doesn’t take a huge leap to presume the snub was as a result of Merkel’s decision… Continue reading If Trump should be shaking anyone’s hand- it should be Merkel’s.