Pure majoritarianism and its role in worsening an already inhospitable political landscape

Since the western political upsets of Brexit and the election of Donald J. Trump as POTUS in 2016, society is still fully immersed in a heightened culture war and a quest for social, economic, and political status has left society’s ability to ‘get along’ in tatters. Continue reading Pure majoritarianism and its role in worsening an already inhospitable political landscape

The death of George Floyd is a true tragedy – but let’s not let hysteria fuel this dangerous narrative

Shocking footage emerged of four police officers ‘arresting’ 46-year-old George Floyd from Minneapolis; one of them can be seen kneeling on his neck and crushing his airways in the damning video clip. This has set Twitter and social media ablaze with controversy and has firmly re-ignited the police brutality debate which, has seemingly become a bi-monthly occurrence these days. Continue reading The death of George Floyd is a true tragedy – but let’s not let hysteria fuel this dangerous narrative

The Conservative government’s failure of Britain’s care homes

As we’re approaching the tail end of the virus outbreak now, the claws are out as a new wave of politicization nears its peak. Amongst the fallout of the recent Dominic Cummings scandal, his excursion trips up to Durham is the perfect cover (at least temporarily) to mask the dismal performance in Britain’s care homes. Continue reading The Conservative government’s failure of Britain’s care homes

Why Joe Biden’s victory in South Carolina was needed to hault Bernie Sanders’ “progressivism”.

Joe Biden smoked the competition in the South Carolina primary’s. For a man seemingly fluttering in-and-out of consciousness on debate stages and making more political flops than a fish out of water – the long time moderate favourite, ‘sleepy Joe’ has pulled an astounding victory out of his backside. Continue reading Why Joe Biden’s victory in South Carolina was needed to hault Bernie Sanders’ “progressivism”.

The west is riddled with a ‘Blame culture’ that’s causing the rise of ‘Nanny state’ policy

The age old debate of where government responsibility ends and where personal responsibility takes hold is more rife than ever. With the pushing of egalitarian policy, to the demanding of government to fix our media and healthcare. Where is the limit? Continue reading The west is riddled with a ‘Blame culture’ that’s causing the rise of ‘Nanny state’ policy

The General Election 2019 – What led to Labour’s spectacular failure? (Long read)

We’ve just had one of the most historically significant elections, of all time, for many reasons. It’s been the worst election for Labour (in terms of seats scored) since 1935. It’s also been the biggest conservative majority since 1987. With this particular election being dubbed ‘The Brexit Election’ this in itself was a referendum which reflected the overwhelming public desire to quote ‘Get Brexit done’. Continue reading The General Election 2019 – What led to Labour’s spectacular failure? (Long read)

The 2019 Democratic debate – The big winners and losers

With the primaries in full swing, it is very evident that the gloves are off! For some of the more fringe members of the Democratic Party, it is an opportunity to get their jabs in on some of the front runners. I think we all expected the fists to come out swinging but unfortunately, for those watching, it was rather uneventful. Continue reading The 2019 Democratic debate – The big winners and losers

Could Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘moral’ ideas help the country? – A policy review

Mr Corbyn. Hailed by many as the virtuous and morally influential saviour of our great nation. But, is he? He has also been submerged in waves of scrutiny for his socialist policies, arguably undemocratic conduct and his questionable ‘extremist’ links. Continue reading Could Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘moral’ ideas help the country? – A policy review