Hands up if you’re sick of hearing about Brexit. Brexit talks, Brexit deals, Brexit no-deal… That’s the newest one, the no-deal. Amidst the hum of brexitbrexitbrexit, it took me a while to care enough to read up on it. Yes, I’m bored of Brexit but I also realise it’s my responsibility to stay informed. A … More Brexit: No Deal, No Gap Year?
I’ve spent a lot of time on American politics over the past few weeks and feel like it’s time to return home. British politics is a bit of a shit-show, although less dramatically so. Let me introduce Jacob Rees-Mogg. He is the MP for North East Somerset, a right-wing Conservative who has gained popularity within … More A Character Guide to The House of Commons
…we really don’t know what we’re going to get. I appreciate a good metaphor, simile or analogy more than your average person – I’d be a pretty rubbish English student if I didn’t – but even I am sick of seeing them used to explain Brexit. James Landale, whose BBC article I’m basing this post on, points … More Brexit Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
On Wednesday 12 July, Westminster Hall was filled with the usual loud voices of indignant politicians wanting their views to be heard. They weren’t debating a policy or tax cut – they were speaking out about the abuse they received during the General Election campaign. Okay, let’s hold our hands up and say that politicians often … More Breaking News: Politicians Are Human Too
Before you read on, click this link to see the BBC news story that I’m basing my response off for some context. To give you a heads up, this is most likely to be a rant post more than an analysis of any sort. I’m really fucking furious a tad disgruntled about the situation. Please … More Racism in Parliament – Wait, We’re Still Talking About This?
For anyone who hasn’t seen the headlines, just after midnight on Wednesday 14 June a 24-storey tower block in North Kensington went up in flames. The BBC have a live update as the events unfold but I just wanted to share my initial response. Events, investigations and news stories are unfolding as I type but … More What Do We Do When Our Own Government Puts Us In Danger
Who, you might ask, is Lord Buckethead? Dressed in all black, he’s a figure that would be hard to miss. Think Darth Vader with a bucket instead of a helmet. He is also the candidate who won 249 votes in the General Election last week in Maidenhead – the same constituency as Theresa May. Obviously … More Lord Buckethead: The Hero We’ve All Been Waiting For