UK Politics

There must be a by-election in Bury South.

   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 us who also value democratic representation, surely the most ‘welcome development’ would be for a … Continue reading There must be a by-election in Bury South.

How much more of Johnson’s incompetence can this country take?

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 from people across the country who lost loved ones, couldn’t see their dying friends and … Continue reading How much more of Johnson’s incompetence can this country take?

Johnson’s New Mask Policy Only Covers his Self-interest

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 as the first major response to the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 that has been … Continue reading Johnson’s New Mask Policy Only Covers his Self-interest

It’s Time for Labour to Back the Changing Tide on Electoral Reform

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, is shifting. At the most recent Labour party conference in September 2021, Constituency Labour Party … Continue reading It’s Time for Labour to Back the Changing Tide on Electoral Reform

Isn’t it Ironic?

the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect. Oxford English Dictionary Alanis Morrissette’s song “Ironic” has been subject to derision ever since its release in 1996. Sat in a Year 11 English lesson about dramatic irony some years ago, I was given a sheet … Continue reading Isn’t it Ironic?