One major facet of the 2019 general election was how, after many years of making neoliberal economics its raison d’etre, the Conservative Party finally seemed to embrace a post-Thatcherite vision. It campaigned on increased spending and more government intervention in the economy after a decade…

Following 8 months of Partygate headlines, explosive allegations within Prime Minister’s Questions and 69% of the population believing he is doing a bad job,  Boris Johnson has wormed his way out of his recent tumultuous troubles. Narrowly escaping the result of a vote of no…

No human is perfect. Each of us has habits, attributes and ways of behaving that provide us with limited, if any, benefit. Rather, our indulgences, potentially as an escape from tricky lives, could be an immense detriment to personal, social, professional or health development. Despite…

Northern Ireland is heading towards political limbo. With Sinn Féin becoming the majority party in Northern Ireland after the recent Assembly elections, the Democratic Unionist Party (the second largest party) are currently refusing to nominate a Deputy First Minister. Consequently, an executive cannot form to…

The United Kingdom is a dishonest name for the English Empire. For that is what the United Kingdom is – and has been since the Act of Union. With support for independence at about half in Scotland, growing rapidly in Wales and with the possibility…

Today, many countries around the world are nation-states: sovereign political entities in which one “nation” (a particular ethnic, cultural, or linguistic group) comprises a large majority of a country’s population. In a way, it does make sense; after all, it is easier to communicate with…

Teenage girls have notoriously been discredited, concerns they voice are seen as frivolous, and their interests are side-lined as shallow and meaningless. Whilst, fangirling over the latest Harry Styles song or the Twilight movie saga is continually invalidated socially, when teenage girls voiced their concerns…

Vladimir Putin has once again brought war to Europe, and now it appears that he has also brought the evil of genocide back to the continent. The scale of war crimes committed by Russia is shocking, with reports of the following atrocities occurring across Ukraine…

And people called Brexit a crisis… War has returned to Europe. Those are words I never thought I would have to write. In 2022, not 1942, Europeans are sleeping in subway stations to avoid being killed for the crime of being Ukrainian. War correspondents usually…