March 24, 2020

Time and time again, music has been proven to unite groups together against injustice in society. In the 1970s, ‘Rock against Racism’ was a powerful force against widespread bigotry. Meanwhile, ‘Live Aid’ in 1985 used the power of music to raise money for the Ethiopian...

March 8, 2020

There are some events which leave a lasting impact on humankind. They are not restricted to one country but part of a global trend shaping lives for decades to come. This is undoubtedly the case with coronavirus. Described by Daniel Finkelstein in the Times as the new...

March 1, 2020

I don’t remember a lot about my early years in education, but the feelings that never left me were those relating to criticism. Whether it was a school report or direct punishment, education that delivered sanctions were far more memorable than any praise. The same can...

February 14, 2020

In most circumstances, there is nothing wrong with a reshuffle. In a small organisation, it may allow people to develop their talents by trying different skills. At a busy restaurant with friends, changing seats gives people the opportunity to talk to those who were pr...

January 18, 2020

Insanity, as Einstein once said, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. When political discourse is in such decline, it would hardly be kind to label Nicola Sturgeon, the first Minister of Scotland, as insane. But she is certainly...

January 2, 2020

The 2010s may have just departed, but already there are now political ventures to look towards. While 2020 is only just upon us, political events are taking place, within the UK and overseas, that will significantly impact the world for decades to come. The Christmas s...

December 7, 2019

Every election campaign is unique. There are different leaders making the case for their party to receive votes. The topics under discussion vary depending on what matters to people, for example, Brexit. And the direction of the campaign is never fully certain. Who kne...

December 3, 2019

The opinion polls for the 2019 election are gradually changing. The Conservatives retain a significant lead, but recent Survation and ICM polls shows Labour closing the gap. This is seen when looking at the Welsh YouGov poll in which Labour have gained nine points sinc...

November 23, 2019

British politics in 2019 will be defined by paralysis and flexibility. The House of Commons has been intransigent in failing to pass either Theresa May’s or Boris Johnson’s EU Withdrawal Agreements and instead delaying our departure. This has meant that three Brexit ex...

November 15, 2019

Politics has many established norms. That is why many detest the practice, and were happy to rip up the rules in that fateful EU referendum. Nonetheless, a number of conventional wisdoms remain the case in British politics that are unlikely to change any time soon. Pri...

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