Labour brought fees to the forefront of the election campaign, leaving many students and hopeful university attendee’s dazzled by the prospect of exiting their courses with as little debt as possible. The system in place In an extremely complicated system thanks to devolution, students from different parts of the UK pay varying fees. If you originate … More Tuition fees: failing everyone
What a whirlwind of a conclusion to the 2017 General Election. We witnessed Theresa May trade her majority for a minority government (which is now propped up by the DUP); the SNP leaked seats left, right and centre and a potential second Independence Referendum was essentially stopped in its tracks. Big guns such as Angus Robertson, Alex Salmond and … More Hung, drawn and quartered
Emmanuel Macron opened up his French Presidency with an act that further disillusioned the 33.1% of people who voted for Marine Le Pen; he walked over to The Louvre to ‘Ode to joy’, the European Union’s anthem. It was a move that divided the country after Macron promised to unite it. It was a move that cannot … More Europe’s saviour and forgotten France’s hero- how will the country proceed?
Just when it seemed as though normality was returning to British politics, Theresa May backtracked on her promise to not call a snap election in momentous fashion. When May called for announcement at 11:15am on 18th April, no one really knew what she was going to say; news reporters were scrambling around like headless chickens … More SNAP!
Eastern Paris, France, 14th July 1789: the French citizens of Paris, an angry mob at this point due to a severe shortage of bread, craved change. In the streets, next to the towering state prison of Bastille- a medieval fortress that dominated the surrounding area with eight 30 metre tall towers- the people protested. To the Parisian citizens, Bastille was a … More Vive le revolution!
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory, I expressed my concerns over his economic policies. His economic plan, above all else, is his most far fetched idea. During his campaign trail, Trump visited the Rust Belt. The Rust Belt is an area in the North-Eastern quarter of the US, including places such as Western New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, … More Trumping Globalisation
2016 has provided us with a whirlwind of a year in terms of politics. To kick it all off in February, David Cameron announced that there would be a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. Then in June, Brexit actually happened (- I smiled as I wrote that line). David Cameron then offered his shock resignation, with Theresa May … More 2016: the year of shock, division and change