When discussing politics and meta-politics the concept of democracy and power naturally becomes the focus of the conversation. It is often said by those who support democracy (and sometimes even by those people who don't) that it is virtuous for three main reasons. To be clear, when I say Democracy, I mean Liberal Democracy in … Continue reading Liberal Democracy and Might Makes Right
On this day last year the UK voted to Leave the European Union. I do believe this was for the better, and how the EU has dealt with us so far seems to suggest our choice as a nation was correct and the best thing for us. We still have time to see if this … Continue reading Independence day: #Brexit2016Vote
It is my personal opinion that Theresa May should not step down as the Conservative Party and UK leader. This is for multiple reasons which I will now set out. Firstly, while the Conservative party did not form the majority of 326/650 seats which the British system requires to rule without coalitions or as a … Continue reading Theresa May should not step down as the Conservative party leader.
Next Thursday is the anniversary of the Magna Carta, agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. As this day marks a core component of what it means to be a British citizen and has done for 802 years, let us all remember the identity, laws and history … Continue reading British law and human rights.
Jeremy Corbyn of The Labour Party has now secured more than 232 seats which means he has performed better than Labour's last leader Ed Miliband. Either way: well done to him for furthering the cause of his party and his brand of politics. This should be a wake up call to Theresa May and the … Continue reading The Conservative party needs to take note of Corbyn, and react accordingly.
So today Theresa May activates Article 50 and begins our transition out of the EU in this two year negotiation period. Personally, I'm quite hopeful about this and perfectly happy with the stated aims so far. I do not believe for one moment that us leaving a trading bloc will destroy us, as it didn't … Continue reading A small note on the activation of Article 50.