May 13, 2020

On 4th May 2020, Conor Burns, a Conservative MP, resigned from government after a report from the House of Commons Committee on Standards found he had threatened to use his rights as an MP in a family financial dispute. Burns has a  chequered ten-year history in Parlia...

April 26, 2020

Following a review into its cost in February, High-Speed Rail finally received government approval for construction work to begin on the project last week, after over a decade of equivocation as to whether such developments should go ahead. In many ways, we should have...

April 24, 2020

There are aspects of politics that remain crucial however awful the specific crisis is. While coronavirus has transformed so many people’s lives around the globe, the principle that ministers - those governing us - must be accountable for their actions remains wholly r...

April 13, 2020

A decade and three subsequent general elections have passed since the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition’s ascension to government in 2010. In that time, rough sleeping has more than doubled in the United Kingdom. Government data - which has been faced criticism f...

April 13, 2020

A new Labour leader has been installed after an historic electoral drubbing blamed upon a too radical manifesto and an unelectable leadership, taking control of an intensely divided party in opposition to an emboldened Conservative government. At first glance, Sir Keir...

March 26, 2020

With his hand on a gold-embossed copy of the Russian constitution, Putin was sworn in for the fourth time in 2018, when he promised to serve the Russian people faithfully. Today, he is trying to alter and shape that same constitution to suit his own interests and cemen...

March 16, 2020

The 11th March was Rishi Sunak’s big day: he was to present his first budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer. The combination of his sudden promotion, having less than a month to draw up the budget and the growing concerns over the economic effects of the Coronavirus (C...

March 9, 2020

In the short space of less than a week, the Democratic primary election seems to have changed dramatically. In actual fact, it has changed very little from the state it was in a year ago. Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a commanding lead, followed by his main riv...

March 4, 2020

91%. This is currently the support Donald Trump enjoys from the Republican Party running into primary season. However, he has an insurgent challenger, a man who hasn’t held elected office since the mid 1990s, a man who has risen a whole 2% since November 2019 to a comm...

February 23, 2020

Journalists in Yemen are being silenced, whilst the West holds its hands over its eyes. 

In 2019, Reporters Without Borders released a report covering international journalistic freedom, in which Yemen placed 168th out of 180 countries. Since the beginning of the civil...

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