What’s Going on with Northern Ireland?

6th December 2017

Brexit negotiations have been pretty tricky to say the least and they are showing no sign of easing up as Theresa May faces a row with the Northern Irish government. The row is dominating news and opinion at the moment, but it is incredibly difficult to get your head around, however clued-up on politics you are. […]

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Mastering Politics: What’s the Government?

29th November 2017

As far as politics goes, there are no stupid questions. Even the question ‘what’s the government?’ actually often baffles the most clued-up person on politics you know. So, what actually is the government? Well, the government is made up of a huge number of individuals, many of whom work behind the scenes. You don’t see […]

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What the Budget Missed Out

27th November 2017

Last week Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the 2017 Budget to the House of Commons in what was called “the end of austerity” by the naive and redundant by me. Hammond’s money makes very little difference to many people. His chucking of the stamp duty for homes £300,000 or under will help some people, but not […]

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A week in mild amusement

26th November 2017

This week, notorious bad bloke and Saddam Hussein lookalike Mel Gibson weighed in on the Weinstein scandal that’s shaking Hollywood to its Zionistically infested core (at least, I assume that’s what he said). He reckons that the horrendous revelations are ultimately good for Hollywood and healthy for the industry’s future. While appreciating Mel needs a […]

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Disability History Month – What You Need To Know

21st November 2017

With so many month-long awareness campaigns throughout the year, it can often become easy to simply ignore all that is going on in the world. Yet one equality campaign aims to bring light to a marginalised group often left behind, both figuratively and literally, in intersectional activism discourses. UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an […]

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Mastering Politics: What’s the House of Lords?

21st November 2017

The world of Westminster is often confusing and overwhelming. And there is a lot to remember if you’re to understand just a portion of what goes on. But worry not – we’ve got the low down on one of the most baffling parts: the House of Lords. In London stands proud the Houses of Parliament, […]

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Just why is Robert Mugabe Bad?

21st November 2017

It has been in the news for the past few of days now that Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe is the subject of a military coup, meaning his time as leader of the country, may be coming to an end. Economy Mugabe has been the President of Zimbabwe since 1987 and led the country when he […]

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Mugabe refuses to resign

20th November 2017

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe refused to resign last night following increasing pressure from the people of the country and the military. Mugabe, aged 93, was expected to give up the presidency last night in a televised address to the nation – and the rest of the world. Instead, he announced that he would oversee the […]

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Midweek Blues

15th November 2017

The team responsible for the friendship ruiner that is Cards Against Humanity have done it. Typically known for dumb stunts like mocking the super bowl and literally sending crap to their players, the team behind the infamous game have outdone themselves. If you were one of the people who donated $15 to their ‘Save America’ […]

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Mastering Politics: What’s the House of Commons?

13th November 2017

It’s not unnatural to watch the news and still not know what the House of Commons is or know exactly how it works. How else would you know about it unless you’ve read up on it? Well, you’re reading up on it now. So, the House of Commons is where Members of Parliament (if you’re […]

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Last Week in Politics

12th November 2017

Last week in politics was filled with drama and discontent. So, what’s new, you ask? Well, a lot, actually. And if you want it all explained simply and to-the-point, look no further than right here. 1. Monday – leaders of all political parties meet with the Prime Minister In a rare show of unity, the […]

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Priti Awkward

9th November 2017

Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel resigned last night after secret and unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials emerged in the press. Patel, who was elected MP for Witham constituency in 2010, was called back from an official trip to Africa to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. The meeting, which lasted for half […]

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Mastering Politics: What’s an MP?

7th November 2017

For a lot of people, politics is a very confusing place. There are so many words to remember, so many parties and government positions and it’s not easy to know what it all means. But there is no shame in not knowing. After all, it’s not like the news explains the definition of all of […]

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This Week in Politics

4th November 2017

Unfortunately, this week in politics has lacked in amusement. It has been one scandal after another and the sexual harassment claims from last week, sparked by allegations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein, have continued. So, if you missed the sad events of this week in politics, without further ado, here they are. 1. Monday – […]

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A True Patriot

30th October 2017

There are many forms of protest currently surrounding the current POTUS. From rallies to the regular posts on r/PoliticalHumour, heck, even writing a big old Facebook post counts. From freestyles to full-blown songs, protests are everywhere. But none quite as simple as this. *POTENTIALLY OFFENSIVE SIGN LANGUAGE* Lone cyclist responds to @POTUS motorcade shortly after […]

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This Week in Politics

29th October 2017

It’s been an unusual week in politics. From a row about a popular north-east MP to claims of sexual harassment storming the corridors of power in Westminster. If you missed any of it, you’re in the right place. Here’s our review of this week in politics. 1. Monday – Abortion for women in Northern Ireland […]

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Last Week in Politics

15th October 2017

Last week in politics was nowhere near as turbulent as the week before, but it has been busy nevertheless. If you’ve missed bits of it or have no clue what went on, you have come to the right place. Everything you need to know about last week in politics is right here, explained simply and […]

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Chancellor regrets calling EU ‘the enemy’

14th October 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said that he regrets calling EU negotiators “the enemy”. In an interview with Sky News, Hammond said: “My message is this: I understand that passions are high and I understand that people have very strong views about this but we’re all going to the same place. We all have the same […]

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Last Week in Politics

9th October 2017

It is impossible to overstate the importance of last week in politics. It was to be a week for the Conservative Party to reassert their authority after losing their majority in the election. But things, as we should have expected in this current climate, didn’t go to plan. So, to make sense of it all, […]

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May’s Car Crash Conference

4th October 2017

For the past two weeks, Boris Johnson has been in virtually every political discussion. His aims to become Prime Minister seem to be increasingly evident as the days go by. It was therefore believed by members of the Conservatives that their annual Conservative Party Conference would be a time for their leader Theresa May to put […]

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Why America Must Act on Guns

3rd October 2017

After yet another horrific gun massacre in America, there are calls from Americans to do absolutely nothing about gun control. At least 59 people have been killed in Las Vegas and 527 people have been injured with many reports, as acknowledged by the White House yesterday, of people protecting each other by shielding loved ones with their […]

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Catalonia’s Referendum: All you Need to Know

2nd October 2017

It’s easy to miss what’s happening over in Catalonia at the moment, especially when many news outlets don’t really explain the problem and just report on what’s happening, expecting you to know all the background. Well, worry no more – the Catlan referendum will be explained properly, right here, right now. What’s happening? Catalonia is […]

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Houses of Parliament Tour Review

24th September 2017

The Houses of Parliament is quite an intimidating building to look at as it dominates the banks of the River Thames. And then you go inside. That’s when it is really intimidating. Parliament isn’t intimidating in a bad way. It’s more of an overwhelming type of place – still not in a bad way. It’s […]

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Like Kids on the Playground

22nd September 2017

The fact that two world leaders are mere insults away from ‘yo momma’ jokes is unsurprising, to say the least. We aren’t sure if this is a bad thing or a good thing. In case you didn’t watch Trump’s speech at the UN the other, we’d suggest reading this article by yours truly, to really […]

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PM says UN is ‘failing the world’. Is it?

21st September 2017

Established after the Second World War following the rise (and fall) of fascism and the atrocities of genocide, the United Nations was intended to be a new world order. And, for a while, many people thought it really was. It put peacekeepers with blue helmets right in the heart of communities affected by terrible war […]

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Hillary Clinton Memoirs Become Best Seller

21st September 2017

Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, detailing the events that led to her loss in the 2016 presidential election, has sold 300,000 copies according to the publisher Simon & Schuster. The sales included 167,000 hardback copies as well as e and audio books. This makes for the biggest opening week of a non-fiction hardcover in five years. […]

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Young man sits with placard bearing the message "I'm not leaving"

The Young People’s Price

20th September 2017

It is a sad fact that many young people who didn’t vote are b****d at the result of the referendum. What’s done is done, so we’re now left to navigate our lives in seemingly much more difficult circumstances, as the UK distances itself from the continent. It would feel ‘right honourable’ to tell you everything […]

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Liars and Hypocrites

19th September 2017

The claim the leave campaign made last year that the NHS would receive an extra £350 million a week if we were to leave the EU, was, is and always will be, bogus. Many have accepted this as fact by now, but not, it appears, has Boris Johnson. He repeated the figure in a recent […]

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Trump’s Downfall

18th September 2017

It would appear the crown is slipping from the clown’s head. Cast your mind back to the election last year in the US. Trump’s supporters were almost venomously aggressive when it came to Hilary Clinton’s emails and building a big old wall on the Mexican border. They helped a man with zero political experience run […]

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Lib Dem Leader For Next PM?

18th September 2017

I know we’re in the period of saying that anything is possible when it comes to politics, but the new(ish) Lib Dem leader Vince Cable has gone too far. In an interview on Sunday, Cable said that it is “perfectly plausible” that he could be the next PM, despite the fact that in June’s general […]

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UK to supply Qatar with fighter jets

17th September 2017

The British government has signed a letter of intent with Qatar to supply the nation with 24 Eurofighter jets in a trade worth billions of dollars. Eurofighter Typhoon jets are claimed to be “the world’s most advanced combat aircraft” and don’t come cheap, hence why the government and technology defence giant BAE Systems have jumped […]

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Trump’s Tacky Trash

8th September 2017

Hey there, do you have disposable income but hate every form of entertainment other than the bloated ego of a man who could quite easily disguise himself as a Wotsit and no one would know? Well, now you too can own a piece of Trump’s personality in what we’re calling a Trump’s Trash Corner! You […]

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‘Catastrophic’ Post-Brexit Plan Leaked

7th September 2017

Documents have been leaked which show the governments post-Brexit immigration blueprint, and some key points have already caused controversy. The gist of the plan is to significantly reduce the amount of EU immigration through the use of tighter controls and government intervention with a ‘more selective approach’. There will ultimately be a phased overhaul in […]

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Lib Dems Want to Legalise Weed?

22nd August 2017

The Liberal Democrats new leader Vince Cable wants to legalise cannabis, saying it would make sense to “regulate and control the market” instead of having criminals “control the mixing of substances”. The government, quite predictably, have said there are “no plans to legalise” the drug. It said that the drug will remain a class B […]

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Former Shadow Minister Criticises Labour’s Brexit Stance

21st August 2017

Former shadow minister Chuka Umunna has said Labour must distance itself from the Conservatives with their position on Brexit. He said Labour should support staying within the European single market and the customs union, adding that it was not enough to have a goal of not damaging the economy. “There’s got to be clear red […]

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Brexit Talks Due to Resume

21st August 2017

EU negotiations are to resume in a week, and David Davis is urging Brussels not to begin discussions on Britain’s future relationship with the EU alongside withdrawal talks. There is growing concern that if the talks continue at the current pace it will be impossible to begin discussing future trade till the end of the […]

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Trump Defends Neo-Nazi Protesters

17th August 2017

Republicans have come forward condemning bigotry after Trump’s press conference in which he said ‘many sides’ were responsible for the violence at Charlottesville protests. Trump has been apparently reluctant to single out and condemn neo-Nazi and white supremacist protestors, preferring to instead delegate equal blame to counter-demonstrators he called the ‘alt-right’ “I’m not putting anybody […]

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Dropping Like Flies

15th August 2017

More people are resigning from office after Trump’s non-comments on the Charlottesville protests. If you can call them that. Two chief executives have resigned from the POTUS’ American Manufacturing Council. Brian Krzanich of Intel (the computer people) and Under Armour head Kevin Plank. Under Armour is a global sportswear distributor, which should be a real […]

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Why Trump Shouldn’t be Impeached

6th August 2017

With allegations of obstruction of justice and corruption flying around against Donald Trump over in the US, impeachment – the removal of a president from office – is looking like a battle Congress is willing to fight. Representative Maxine Waters, among others, has called for the impeachment of Trump and then his Vice President Mike […]

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Where Did the Votes Go?

4th August 2017

A long-running British Election Study (BES) has found that Labour picked up votes from the remain camp based on their ‘soft Brexit’ stance in the June general election. The authors of the report said: “According to our data, the main reason that Labour gained so much in the campaign at the expense of the other […]

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A Great Day at The Kremlin

2nd August 2017

The Trump administration seems to be experiencing utter chaos as Anthony Scaramucci looses his position as communications secretary after just ten days in the position. Just six hours prior to this former US Marine General John Kelly was appointed the new chief of staff. News recently broke that Trump intervened to prevent senior White House […]

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Nicky Morgan Calls for Report

2nd August 2017

Nicky Morgan, newly elected chair of the Treasury Select Committee, has called for a report from the Bank of England on the City’s readiness for a hard Brexit. The Conservative MP is a prominent advocate of a soft Brexit, and her position on the committee will see her scrutinising the government’s economic policy as the […]

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Blair Not to be Prosecuted

1st August 2017

Following the publication of the Chilcot report last year in which it was asserted that “the UK chose to join the invasion [of Iraq] before peaceful options had been exhausted”, a private prosecution case was launched against former prime minister Tony Blair. On Monday the High Court blocked the move to prosecute Blair on grounds […]

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Donald Trump Administration and The LGBT Community

27th July 2017

The Donald Trump administration has issued a brief saying the US Civil Rights Act should not be used to stop employers discriminating against LBGT people. The brief came just hours after the President banned transgender people serving in the armed forces. The 23-page brief claimed that Title VII of the 1964 Act, which bans discrimination […]

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Brexit Negotiations Making Little Progress

27th July 2017

Michel Barnier (Chief Brexit Negotiator for the EU) says a lack of clarity from Britain means autumn trade talks are unlikely to take place. Brexit negotiations seem to be faltering, and Barnier has told ambassadors to the EU that the British government has been unable to provide sufficient clarity on many key issues during the […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Tuition Fees Lie

24th July 2017

University students were one of the main reasons Jeremy Corbyn was so successful in the recent election but that seems to have been thrown back in their faces. One of the main attractions to the Labour Party for students was its promise to eradicate university tuition fees. Graduates were also under the impression that their […]

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Half of all expelled students have a mental illness

21st July 2017

A new study into the expulsion of students from schools has found that half of those expelled are suffering with a recognised mental illness. The study, carried out by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), pointed out the “broken system” that is currently a common theme in England’s schools due to the prospects (or […]

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The Abuse Debate

21st July 2017

There is lots of talk in the news recently about abuse, particularly the abuse that MPs or candidates received during the general election campaign. Diane Abbott, Labour MP for Hackney and Shadow Home Secretary, spoke frankly and honestly about her experience with abuse, saying she repeatedly hears and reads the “n-word” when bullies target her. […]

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What I Learnt in an MP’s Office for a Week

21st July 2017

It was work experience time at my Sixth Form this week and, like most other students, I headed off on Monday morning with a lot of apprehension and worry about how the week ahead would go. Turns out, there was no need for it. My work experience placement was in my local MP Liz Twist’s […]

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What Next? The Big Question for the Tories

20th July 2017

As MPs part ways for summer break, the question of ‘what next?’ looms large. It seems almost impossible that this Parliament will last to the end of its five year term, and the chances that Theresa May will last even to the next election look even slimmer. Talk is already bubbling, from both within the […]

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