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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


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


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


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


How Brexit Became More Important Than Governing by Jonathan McNiven

Sunday, May 14, 2017

In recent years, voters have been more concerned with a political party’s capacity to govern rather than the issues of the day. The large class divide which pitted working class Labour voters against the more affluent Conservative vote belongs to another era.    Read more


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