Today in 2020, social media usage is widespread. 88% of 18 to 29 year olds have at least one active social media account, and public figures such as the president of the United States use Twitter to publicly project their views to the world. Midway…

It’s getting harder by the day to find any meaningful difference between the approach to national governance of Donald Trump and that of Boris Johnson. Johnson seems to be adopting the American Presidents leadership style more and more, and that’s nothing to laugh about. In…

The night of June 23rd 2016 is etched into most people’s mind as one of the biggest political moments in the United Kingdom’s history. Following the referendum, David Cameron resigned and he was replaced by Theresa May who also had to resign as she couldn’t…

Coronavirus has laid bare the need for countries to lose weight. Britain is no exception, with 63% of adults in the nation being overweight or obese – comprising a high-risk group which has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. To tackle this issue, the UK government’s…

When a conservative and a communist walked into a pub in the Autumn of 2015, bystanders would have been forgiven for wondering whether they were implicated in a funny joke. Yet, when David Cameron and Xi Jinping visited The Plough following a round of intensive…

“Rank hypocrisy” says environmentalist group Global Witness. “Absurd” says Greta Thunberg. “Unacceptable” says the British parliament’s environmental audit committee. “The opposite of sustainable development” says Ban Ki Moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Transformational for […] economic and social development” says UK Export Finance…

Referendums hold attraction as exercisers of direct democracy. They transform the public from political bystanders, who often feel excluded from the elite realm of debate to a mass of empowered individuals. For a moment, voters temporarily hold the political reigns of the country and engage with…