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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


General Election 2017 and the impact of Brexit by Jays Tarar

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

With the snap General Election on June 8th, I believe the current Prime Minister, Theresa May will be elected and win with a huge majority of the vote.   Read more


Finding Neatherland: Immigration panic, and the June 2017 election by Dr Robert Brown

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Between 2001 and 2009, exponentially increasing mass migration was encouraged as part of a ‘deliberate’ political project by Labour Party leaders and the Performance and Innovation Institute think tank to, ‘rub the Right’s nose in diversity’ and catapult Britain into multicultural modernity. So claimed Andrew Neather, a speech writer who worked for Tony Blair and the Home Office, in his now immortalised interview with the Evening Standard.   Read more


A Valley View: Is it all Personality Politics from Here? by George Wilcox

Monday, May 29, 2017

If you wander around the constituency of Shipley, located in the Airedale Valley just North of Bradford in West Yorkshire, you’ll find, as is the norm across the country, the occasional row of houses littered with the distinctive red of the ‘Vote Labour’ signs. Some are sellotaped to living room windows whereas others have been planted into the ground and fastened on wooden beams.   Read more


The War on Terror has failed but Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy is incomplete by Nick Hoare

Monday, May 29, 2017

Following its suspension after the Manchester Arena bomb attack on the 22nd May, campaigning for the General Election has returned with a new sense of significance and an emphasis on security and foreign policy.   Read more


Snap Election 2017: Scotland at Stake by Gemma Forrester

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The 2014 independence referendum heightened political engagement in Scotland like never before. Despite the majority vote to remain within the United Kingdom, the question of independence continues to dominate Scotland’s political landscape.  Read more


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


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