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What was in (and out) of the 2017 Queen's Speech

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The pomp and ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament was somewhat lacking today. Due to the change in date, there was no golden state carriage but a very nice heavily armour-plated car, with a separate one for the crown of course. Prince Philip was also absent and Prince Charles took his place beside his mother who was devoid of the usual ermine and jewels; sensible in this heatwave some may say.  Read more

Full Text Queen's Speech 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Queen's Speech was delivered today, 21st June, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following the snap election called by PM Theresa May on 8th June.  Read more

GE2017: Picking the wrong fights and defying expectations

Friday, June 09, 2017

This election will go down as one of the most challenging and oddest in history. After discovering eight weeks constitutes a 'snap' election it was framed as a 'back me over Brexit' by the PM. She needed a mandate to negotiate with Brussels and other parties were trying to manouever and sabotage her efforts to get the best deal for Britain.   Read more


Does a hung parliament equal strong and stable government?

Friday, June 09, 2017

So this morning my mind goes back to the 2015 General Election campaign. That was the one where pollsters convinced us we were heading to a hung parliament again. The Conservatives even ran a poster campaign trying to frighten voters that if they supported Ed Miliband they would get the SNP as part of a deal. Well that time on election night, the exit poll provided a huge anti-climax to us political nerds; we had the nibbles and drinks prepared ready for a seat by seat race to the finish. As it was most of us put the stuff back in the cupboard and marched off to bed as the exit poll showed a conservative majority and you knew pundits would spend the next seven hours saying 'is it true' - only to be proved that it was.  Read more


Are Labour fit to win the general election? by Thenuga Rajeswaran

Friday, June 02, 2017

When Theresa May called for a snap general election on June 8th a vast majority of the country winced with embarrassment for the disastrous mess the Labour party was in.   Read more


Time To Let 16 & 17 Year Olds Vote? by Carol Jennions

Friday, June 02, 2017

The effect of the snap election on one cohort has been largely ignored. Many 15-17 year-olds feel they are being denied a say in the next parliament - one that will be sitting until many of them are working and paying taxes.   Read more


The Left’s Foreign Policy Dilemma by Ben Campbell

Friday, June 02, 2017

Outside of world war foreign policy has rarely looked more perilous. President Putin is no longer bashful about his desire to become a ‘major player’ in the Middle East, a region where hellish fires continue to rage fiercely. NATO and Russia are playing out old Cold War grudges across the former Soviet republics, and the pressure cooker like atmosphere on the Korean peninsula has increased tenfold.   Read more


An Analytical Perspective: Brexit and Election 2017 by D.W

Friday, June 02, 2017

Mrs May called a Snap Election for June 08, 2017, however previously she had no intention of calling an election until 2020. Whilst on a holiday in North Wales the decision was reached over the Easter parliamentary recess.  Read more


Talentless, toothless and at times tedious by Ben Pringle

Friday, June 02, 2017

The General Election will soon be fast upon us and has left much to the imagination in terms of policy, political manoeuvring and connecting with the general public. Billed as one of the most important votes in her lifetime, Theresa May has given off the impression in both her policy and passion that her actions do not meet her words.   Read more


Why the 2017 General Election is Good for Most Parties, and Less Bad for Others by Elliot Reuthe

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A snap general election will occur on June 8th and it has been met with cynicism; with leaders from other parties claiming it’s self-serving politics from the Conservatives, capitalising on the uncertainty from the EU referendum and seeking to gain from changes in political opinion across the UK.  Read more


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