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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.

Social Issues

Ending stigma isn’t enough- mental health campaigning needs to get political. 

Ending stigma isn’t enough- mental health campaigning needs to get political.  So me and Prince Harry got another thing in common this last week- turns out he’s also had counselling. Woo #relatableroyals.  As part of his ‘HeadsTogether’ campaign, Prince Harry made the announcement that he sought counselling after the death of his mother. The comments… Continue reading Ending stigma isn’t enough- mental health campaigning needs to get political. 

Social Issues

Why are we capable of viewing horrific images of war zones yet still unable to have a serious conversation about the darker aspects of mental health?

Why are we capable of viewing horrific images of war zones yet still unable to have a serious conversation about the darker aspects of mental health? Flick on your news. Wait ten minutes. Make a brew. Keep watching. I guarantee that in this time you will have witnessed some horrific image of some warzone half… Continue reading Why are we capable of viewing horrific images of war zones yet still unable to have a serious conversation about the darker aspects of mental health?

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.