February 28, 2020

The death of the British high street happened long ago; online shopping is merely the nail in the coffin.

The demise of the cherished British high street has been an ongoing process for years now, a trend that we have all passively accepted without many complaints beyond the negative effects of structural unemployment. This year however, we are starting to see a new trend in the downfall of the UK high street – that of large-sc...

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 commentators’ predictions and perhaps aren’t the most riveting of events, but they can be a useful insight into the direction that the PM wants to take the government.

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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 previously at the other end of the table. And, of course, in a card game, shuffling ensures nothing has been manipulated and no cheating has taken place. Generally...

February 13, 2020

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is unprecedented. Not only did it come as a surprise to many European countries, it upset the fundamental unity the EU has been projecting to the rest of the world since its foundation in 1993. With a member state stepping so drastically away from the Union and its goals, the future of the EU and the remaining countries’ dynamic can be rightfully questioned. Was the UK a pionee...

February 8, 2020

A project initially given a budget of £56 billion is now projected to cost up to £106 billion, nearly doubling in cost under the government’s woeful management. The government’s own predictions underestimate the costs at £88 billion. However, this ‘best case scenario’ will still cost £30 billion more than initially budgeted. The National Audit Office (NAO) now admits that it is “impossible to estimate with certainty” how much...

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