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Can the Liberal Democrats make a comeback? by Jonathan Purcell

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The leaking of Labour’s Manifesto prompted a plethora of comparisons to former Labour Party Leader, Michael Foot’s 1983 Manifesto. Whether or not comparisons are valid, this is a discussion for another day. Regardless, it certainly highlights a curiously interesting link between the two elections. After all, Michael Foot faced then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher in that election, who Theresa May has been compared to regularly since her appointment as Prime Minister. Both elections also mark a Conservative Party that has been pushing further right wing and a Labour Party that has been pushing left wing.  Read more

The not-so-general general election by Daniel Argent

Friday, May 26, 2017

The problem with this idea, however, is that it ignores the fact that a British general election is in fact 650 different elections. When voters go to the polls, they are choosing a Member of Parliament (MP) to represent their constituency in the House of Commons. However, the party (or coalition of parties) that has a majority of MPs then forms the government which runs the country. Voters therefore have a potential conflict between choosing a local representative, and their preferred Prime Minister or ruling party. This can produce surprising results in some constituencies, which buck the national trend. One constituency that may spring such a surprise in 2017 is my own, Thurrock.   Read more

In an Age of Terror and Turmoil, Foreign Policy is the Key. So Why Haven’t the Conservatives given us one? by Chris Lascelles

Friday, May 26, 2017

We currently live in a world in which long-term conflicts and terrorism are capable of destabilising political structures on a global scale. The effect of the rise of ISIS, the wars in Syria and Iraq, and global terrorism upon the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote are plain to see. The only way to genuinely combat these issues is through clear, effective foreign policy. The “strong and stable” mantra doesn’t cut it here.   Read more

Manchester Attack: Real action must follow our national grief

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Up to this point, I haven’t written anything about the appalling terrorist attack in Manchester. I know silence isn’t how a site about British politics should respond and I apologise to all our visitors, but my honest view is I was firstly, too sad and secondly, too mad to write anything.    Read more

Brexit and the General Election: How it affects Millennials by Jadesola Fakoya

Saturday, May 20, 2017

This article sets out how Brexit will affect people in the UK, under 40, shown through the prism of the legal realities Brexit brings and what is set out in the main parties manifestos.  Read more

Conservative Party Manifesto: 'Forward, Together' says Theresa May

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In the 2015 General Election there were just 428 votes between the Conservatives and Labour in Halifax. Speaking in the West Yorkshire constituency today, to launch the Conservative manifesto, was not random, it was a message that places like Halifax could turn blue.  Read more

Liberal Democrats Manifesto focuses on Brexit

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto today in London. Leader Tim Farron, told his audience, that voters had the opportunity to 'change Britain's future.' He put Brexit at the heart of his speech saying leaving the Single Market was a 'time bomb' for the UK's public services.  Read more

General Election 2017: The Intransigence of Charisma by James Jackson

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Now, let’s put media bias to one side for a moment. It’s tacit that every outlet that produces political content shall be, in some way, inclined towards one political position on each subject.   Read more

Labour Party Manifesto 2017: For the Many not the Few

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

To a receptive audience at Bradford University, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party launched their manifesto for General Election 2017.  Read more

Come what May: An outsider’s perspective on the 2017 UK snap elections by Jorn Moeskops

Monday, May 15, 2017

My apologies if my message isn’t more upbeat to begin with. I am a foreigner, and I have only been living in the UK for the last year and a bit. Brexit took me by surprise, like for the many who were surprised to learn what Brexit really implies after the referendum.   Read more

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