COVID-19 has triggered the debate for Universal Basic Income – but is it the way forward?

30 million in the USA. 6.5 million in the UK. Over a million in Spain. 195 million projected worldwide. I’m talking about job loss and almost all of them have or will have been lost due to the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Continue reading COVID-19 has triggered the debate for Universal Basic Income – but is it the way forward?

Coronavirus is just the thing Neo-Marxists are looking for

We’re probably sick to death of the eleven letter word on our screens, in our conversations and ruining our lives. But for a particular group of mostly economically ‘progressive’ individuals, it’s the saving grace for society and the opportunity for a complete communistic overhaul of all of our classical institutions and fundamental way of life in the west. Continue reading Coronavirus is just the thing Neo-Marxists are looking for

3 things that the Covid-19 pandemic will force us to think about

Many questions are yet to be answered in the wake of such an outbreak. Were we prepared? Did we need to lock down? What’s the best way to shield the economy in the future? These are some of the trivial debates that commentators and politicians will be stewing over in the coming months. Continue reading 3 things that the Covid-19 pandemic will force us to think about

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

Labour is in trouble – no matter who they pick as their leader.

The Labour party leadership campaign sees four unique individuals jostling for the leadership position. Things have already begun to heat up with Keir Starmer seemingly covering his flank from Rebecca Long-Bailey by skewing ‘further left’ on his policy pledges during the most recent hustings in Cardiff. What Labour may or may not realise is that they are stuck between a rock and a hard place … Continue reading Labour is in trouble – no matter who they pick as their leader.

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)

Why attitudes about billionaires need to change in western politics (Rant)

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. Continue reading Why attitudes about billionaires need to change in western politics (Rant)

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