In defence of Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn is getting a lot wrong at the moment. Even his most passionate defenders would have to admit that. He seems to be on a quest to alienate himself from the media, whose support he will need to have any hope of getting elected. In his quest to appear totally above the mirky world of Westminster politics, he has missed wide open goals and is letting himself be attacked by opponents who aren’t living up to his high minded tactics.

In essence, he doesn’t care what his operation looks like from the outside as long as his inner circle is happy. And that’s his problem – who cares what things look like from the inside?

But, being lenient with him, let’s examine the defences he could be putting up if he were so inclined. Continue reading “In defence of Jeremy Corbyn”

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Dear Tory voters: you are not a persecuted minority

On Saturday evening, an article in The Independent began trending on Facebook. The piece, subtly titled “I’m a proud Tory. But with the left this belligerent and self-righteous, is it any wonder so many of us are ‘shy’?”, argued that the reason for the discrepancy between the polls throughout the election and the actual result was the unappreciated “shy tory voter”. Continue reading “Dear Tory voters: you are not a persecuted minority”

General Election Live Blog

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So what exactly are British values?

Over the course of the past 18 months or so, the phrase “British values” has been increasingly featuring in political speeches and interviews. It’s pretty clear what the main cause of this has been, the rise of UKIP. Continue reading “So what exactly are British values?”

Terrorism: the Global Bogeyman

The 20th century sure was a terrifying time to be alive. It saw humanity permanately on the brink of utter devastation, be it world wars or nuclear Armageddon. Life sure is much calmer now, don’t you think? WRONG! As 24 hour rolling news will tell you, 21st century America is a bloody, violent and Godless place with suffering and death looming around every corner. This hell-hole is so terrible that we are willing to sacrifice our most basic human rights in the hope that if we sacrifice enough, eventually it will all go away. However, is this mentality really any different to a child’s fear of the bogeyman in their closet? Continue reading “Terrorism: the Global Bogeyman”

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