A friend on the street offers you £50. Would you take it? Yes. A murderer offers you £50 to be their friend for life. Would you take it? Probably not. Yet European governments continue to financially ally theirselves with the nation equivalent of a dangerous criminal. This serious misjudgement leaves their economies vulnerable and theirContinue reading “The Cost of Immoral Money“
Category Archives: Current Affairs
If Boris Resigns, What’s Next?
For the past month or so every news channel and politician from around the country has thrown an absolute hissy fit because the Tories threw a Christmas party at No.10. Calls have been made for Boris to resign and in a poll done by YouGov 56% of Brits believe he should go. Recent evidence fromContinue reading “If Boris Resigns, What’s Next?”
Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Life?
Humanity has never been free but the comparative comfort of the western world, especially the United States, in recent history has bred a particular illusion of freedom from not only society but from nature itself. Disease has always stalked humanity and for so long humanity has been the meekest of prey. The people of EuropeContinue reading “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Life?”
The UN Human Rights Council: A Host Of Violators
UNGA Resolution 60/251 created the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), “responsible for promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.” One would not imagine the members of the UNHRC included countries that systematically violate the same human rights. As part of its mechanisms, the UNHRC and its membersContinue reading “The UN Human Rights Council: A Host Of Violators”
Is The UK Now An Authoritarian Nation?
Vivid images of George Orwell’s 1984 come to mind when one combines the United Kingdom and ‘authoritarian’ in the same sentence. Not one person would have guessed as the clocks ticked into this new decade that in less than a few months the free world as we knew it would change completely, and perhaps forever.Continue reading “Is The UK Now An Authoritarian Nation?”
Bridging The Divide: A New Socio-Political Theory
Competing political principles and ideologies have brought us to crossroads. The camps we broadly conceive as the left and the right appear to be more divided than ever before, with the centre often seeking to find a working compromise or appearing as a moderate version of one of the aforementioned tribes. Our socio-political landscape reflectsContinue reading “Bridging The Divide: A New Socio-Political Theory”
The Importance of Protecting Free Speech
A recent article has been published by The Tab, criticising the government for its efforts to protect free speech. One might assume it argues the government is not going far enough to protect a human right that is proven to be under threat in universities. Sadly this is not the case; the author of thisContinue reading “The Importance of Protecting Free Speech”
The Brexit Deal: The Good, The Bad, And The EU
On Christmas Eve, Boris Johnson, with a certain pride not seen in a while, wished every Briton not only a Merry Christmas but also a Merry Brexit. There was a collective sigh of relief from Remainers and Leavers alike as the great Battle of Brexit was finally over and Johnson proudly proclaimed that “we haveContinue reading “The Brexit Deal: The Good, The Bad, And The EU”
An Act Of Terrorism? An Examination Of The US Capitol Attack
On the 6th January 2021, the storming of the US Capitol Building sent political shockwaves around the world. The very foundations of one of the oldest democracies in the world had been shaken to the core, and for a nerve-racking few days it appeared as if the cornerstone principles of peace, justice and popular sovereigntyContinue reading “An Act Of Terrorism? An Examination Of The US Capitol Attack”
As the political climate undergoes more rapid warming than the planet which hosts it, we experienced an already long election drawn out further by a president that did not want to leave. Away from the complex politics of the electoral college and claims of corruption I went to New Hampshire to escape the undying heatContinue reading “Cincinnatus”