There seems to be a serious lack of nuance in the so-called ‘culture war’. In recent weeks I keep seeing, from right-wing commentators, outrage at the supposed censorship that is going on at UK Universities. And what is the specific … Continue reading Triggered
For those of us who dislike the Tories, and specifically Boris Johnson’s current cabal of rule breakers and liars, the defection of Bury South MP Christian Wakeford to the Labour party is a welcome development. However, for those of … Continue reading There must be a by-election in Bury South.
On Wednesday, Boris Johnson stood in front of the House of Commons during PMQ’s and took what can only be described as an embarrassing beating from the opposition bench and his own backbench. ‘PartyGate’ no doubt persists in sparking anger … Continue reading How much more of Johnson’s incompetence can this country take?
As the emergence of the Omicron COVID variant became a variant of concern, governments across the global North responded with a strong message for their populations to get a booster vaccine. This included the UK, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson … Continue reading Boosters, Omicron, and Vaccine Apartheid
When the people who legislate, supposedly on our behalf, are doing lines to get through a tough day in Parliament, I feel like that’s a good place to draw the line. Continue reading Downing Street: Party Problems
Like them or loathe them, face masks have been proven to be heavily useful at reducing the transmission of Covid-19. Last week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reintroduced them as mandatory in shops and on public transport. This was announced … Continue reading Johnson’s New Mask Policy Only Covers his Self-interest
There’s a tendency for those who read academic work all day to avoid doing this in their spare time. The stuff is interesting, sure, but it’s not exactly what you want to be spending your time doing when aiming to … Continue reading Why (Historical) Fiction matters.
The first 2 weeks of November has seen a migrant border crisis go from bad, to worse, to critical. An estimated more than 4,000 people, largely of Middle-Eastern origin, have gathered at the Kuznica border crossing, attempting to pass from … Continue reading In the argument between Belarus and Poland, Migrants shouldn’t get caught in the middle.
Electoral reform is an ever-present topic of debate within British politics. Although many people will remember the 2011 referendum on Alternative Vote that garnered a catastrophic turnout of just 42.2%, the mood on proportional representation, at least among the left, … Continue reading It’s Time for Labour to Back the Changing Tide on Electoral Reform
A new extradition hearing commenced on Wednesday in London’s High Court against the Wikileaks co-founder, Julian Assange. If the USA’s endeavour to extradite him is successful, Assange will face charges of espionage and hacking which could see him face up … Continue reading An Assange on Democracy: Free Speech and Free Press