Did you know? It has been contended by some American political scholars and constitutional lawyers that the Second Amendment, more commonly known as the “right to bear arms”, has been widely misinterpreted. Under this premise, it is believed that the Founding Fathers intended the passage to determine the rights of individual states, not individual people, […]Read more "A Nation Under the Gun"
In the words of Jack Straw, Theresa May has proven to be a ‘weak and wobbly’ leader. The only certainty right now is the uncertainty we face. In a pivotal time in British politics, we look like a joke. This is candy-ass. May was arrogant and complacent in calling an election after repeatedly saying she […]Read more "The state of our Union – Post election thoughts. "
Society should be valued by how it looks after those who are struggling to support themselves, and a Labour government better protects the most vulnerable amongst us. Voting Labour says more positive things about us as a collective, about us as a people. We tend to believe ourselves to be average, even when we are […]Read more "The politics of regression."
If there’s one worthwhile thing this Conservative government has provided us, it’s the masterclass they’re currently giving on how not to run an election campaign. Theresa May’s campaign has been one of incompetence and ineptitude. And although Corbyn – and Labour – have surpassed all expectations, that only tells half the story. I viewed this […]Read more "An election campaign undeserving of victory."
Saturday night marked the third time in as many months that the United Kingdom has been subject to an appalling and brutal act of terror. These attacks are not representative of any religion. After all, Islam is to Islamic extremist, as Christianity is to the KKK. What these attack represent is extreme fundamentalism attempting to […]Read more "Countering terrorism and counter-terrorism"
You can register to vote by 22nd May here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote Decisions are made by those who show up. I know it’s cliché, but you cannot tell me it isn’t true. Setting aside partisan blinders, for the most part, I think it’s about time somebody wrote a blog post about the importance of youth engagement and […]Read more "They’ll like us when we win – It’s high time we started to vote."
Last week I wrote a short piece about our two main party leaders. I touched upon trust, decision-making and our long-held view of what a ‘leader’ should be. After some post hoc editing (as usual)*, I came to the few half-conclusions. Yes, both May and Corbyn are flawed, but I stand by my opinion that […]Read more "Disorganised Labour."