July 31, 2020

Why can’t we all just get along? It sounds a reasonable and legitimate question, but it is one too many of us have failed to take heed of in recent years. To suggest that our politics has become increasingly polarised within the last decade is perhaps one of the few qu...

July 27, 2020

Who would’ve guessed? Mere months ago, there was a near consensus among pundits that the COVID-19 outbreak had single-handedly brought the career of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back from the brink. Amidst widespread hysteria regarding the country’s prepar...

July 13, 2020

On both sides of the Atlantic, last week marked a step backwards in trans rights. The Trump administration has moved to allow healthcare providers the choice to deny certain medical procedures to transgender people. Meanwhile, in the UK, a series of provisions allowing...

July 7, 2020

I went to see the statue of Haile Selassie (the last emperor of Abyssinia/Ethiopia) in Cannizaro Park just a couple of weeks ago to honour the Ethiopians as the first victims of fascist aggression in the world. I didn't imagine that I wouldn't be able to again due to i...

June 30, 2020

Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick and former Shadow Education Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey were mired in separate controversies last week. Jenrick had allegedly accepted ‘cash for favours’, approving a property development of Conservat...

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 17, 2020

In 1968, Canadian Justice Minister and soon-to-be PM, Pierre Trudeau, uttered the infamous line ‘the state has no place in the bedroom’s of the nation’ in a show of support for decriminalising sexuality. However, fifty-two years later, his son and current PM Justin Tru...

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...

February 24, 2020


Last week, cabinet members were nervously biting their nails in anticipation of Boris Johnson’s second cabinet reshuffle. A reshuffle gives the Prime Minister the chance to remove and replace ministers and ministerial departments. Reshuffles tend to follow commentator...

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