Tag Archives: Politics

How fringe parties have changed British politics

British politics is witnessing a surge in the relevance of minor political parties. UKIP have gained two elected MPs. The SNP are threatening to hold the balance of power in the 2015 Election. David Cameron has proposed a seven-way TV debate between the leaders of Labour, the Lib Dems, UKIP, the Green Party, the SNP […]

It tolls for thee, Maggie

On¬†April 8, Margaret Thatcher, the former Conservative Prime Minister for Great Britain, suffered a series of strokes and died. She was the UK’s first female Prime Minister, serving in office from 1979 to 1990 as a result of her winning three consecutive general elections. Within minutes, Twitter and, to a lesser extent, Facebook were ablaze […]

The (non) Issue of Gay Marriage

By Tuesday 5th of February this week, a consultation on whether gay couples should be allowed to marry one another will come to an end. If the movement is successful, marriage, whether between man and woman or a same sex couple, will become equal in the eyes of the state. This will change the very […]

Freedom of Speech Must be Defended

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11¬†attacks in New York and Washington, riots erupted across the Middle East in response to an obscure, poorly made film produced in the U.S. called ‘Innocence of Muslims’, depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a power-hungry warmonger, womaniser and child molester. The film has led to an extremely contentious […]