November 7, 2019

It’s delectable, delicious and makes us feel happy once consumed! Yes, it's chocolate of course, but the trade of the cocoa bean used to make this chocolate is a source of pain and exploitation for the farmers who produce this crop. 

The chocolate industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry, dominated by an oligopoly of a few major manufacturers from the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Switzerland and Italy...

November 2, 2019

A global audit named Coca-Cola the top plastic polluter in the world on the day I interviewed Jonathan Woods, the company’s general manager in the UK and Ireland. Of a total 476,423 pieces of plastic collected worldwide over the last year, Coke accounted for 11,732. I asked Woods what the findings said about the success of Coke’s efforts to lower its plastic footprint. Ever the marketer, he responded “the first thing it says i...

October 23, 2019

 On Monday 14th October, England beat Bulgaria 6-0 in a UEFA Euro qualifying match, which was overshadowed by racism. Bulgaria fans shouted disgusting racial abuse at England’s black players during the match. Since the match, sixteen of the Bulgarian fans have been identified and face repercussions. These repercussions just aren’t enough to have an impact in preventing further racism, more needs to be done, but what?

I have bee...

October 17, 2019

In February 2019, Marcus Ball began a private prosecution that transformed the 2016 Brexit referendum into one of the most controversial moments in the history of UK politics. The popularity of his case garnered over half a million in funding and widespread support, with a sole target amidst the chaos: PM Boris Johnson.

He protested Johnson’s ‘highly damaging’ and ‘misleading’ claims of the UK losing £350 million to the EU ever...

October 11, 2019

Politics today is polarised. Wherever you look in the world, it is tricky to disagree with that statement. Since populist parties of the left and right began to gain traction, winning seats, forming local councils and even the government, individuals of different persuasions have become more separated and diametrically opposed to one another. 

This is heard all the time within the Brexit debate. After the deadlock following the...

September 22, 2019

On the 6th and 9th of August 2019 Japan commemorated the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. In holding a peace vigil in remembrance to those who had lost their lives, it became a demonstrative symbol to world leaders in the hopes of catalyzing them towards achieving a world without nuclear weapons. In today’s modern world which is ever more polarised, it is important to...

August 18, 2019

Well, it looks like Amazon is back in the hot seat - that’s if it has ever got off of it. Their latest scandal involves their supplier, Foxconn, exploiting more than 1,000 school children in their Hengyang factory, in the Hunan province of China. Disguised as 'interns', the 16-18-year-old students have been made to work overtime, as well as night-shifts to meet production targets for the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Kindle devic...

Tom Bromwich argues FOR Boris Johnson

The Blonde Bombshell has finally landed, and not a minute too late

The lovechild of Genghis Khan and Tommy Robinson is now our Prime Minister... or at least that’s what ‘The Independent’ and liberal-left are trying to argue. I am enthusiastic about our new Prime Minister, ushering in some much-needed optimism, excitement and vision. I am thoroughly confident that Boris Johnson will deliver B...

July 4, 2019

Vladimir Putin has fired his latest broadside against Western political ideas, by claiming that liberalism has become ‘obsolete’. The Russian President singled out LGBT issues, immigration, and multiculturalism as key liberal ideas that are now opposed by ‘the overwhelming majority of the population’. Naturally, this has led to consternation and widespread debate amongst academics and politicians, some agreeing with Putin, and...

May 3, 2019

How does a society respond when the supposedly apolitical economic sphere of life becomes a battleground for competing political interests? Due to the pervasive influence of the Cold War  – in which two superpowers, characterised by their respective advocacies of diametrically opposed economic narratives, were pitted against each other – the quandary I raised above largely remained peripheral in the minds of the world’s variou...

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