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’.
The political rhetoric used by the left wing has taken a new approach. Both in the UK and the USA, parties have been making the case for increasing taxes on the rich because ‘monster’ billionaires and ‘crony capitalists’ are responsible for wealth inequality. It is personally an assumption I have never understood.
Minority groups have struggled for a long time in the fight for equality of opportunity. Whether it was a member of the LGBTQ community fighting for societal acceptance or racial minorities trying to eliminate race-based discrimination for example, there were significant obstacles to overcome in our western civilisation.
‘If we don’t lower emissions in the next 18 months, we will suffer irreparable damage’. It is this message we see, constantly. A new wave of panic has ensued as a new narrative ripples throughout the globe. It is one that is insistent on reminding us all that everyone is going to die.
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.
Mark Zuckerberg and the team at Facebook have decided to implement a ‘News’ tab into their site. The plan is to pay publications an agreed sum of money to have their news articles on the ‘News’ tab in exchange for what is effectively a shameless marketing plug, for Facebook and its services.
Brexit. Our good friend, Brexit. When conversations turn political at the local boozer, we can guarantee you’ll be there. When it is a particularly slow news day for publications and networks, we can count on you to fill the gap.