In defence of Euroscepticism

The last time the public had a vote on our relationship with the rest of Europe was in 1975. At the time this was a vote simply over whether or not we should join a ‘common market’ which is quite difficult to vehemently oppose. However, not only has the EU evolved into a political federation, but no-one…

Democracy is failing

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter” – Churchill Democracy is a political system that aims at providing a government in which supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation, usually involving periodically held free elections. Democracy was a good idea, however…

Banning Trump is like bandaging a broken leg

Here in the UK, MPs are debating whether or not to ban Donald Trump from entering our nation. Aside from blatantly preoccupying itself with the affairs of a nation across the Atlantic, what irked me even more was the illiberal views of what should be a liberal parliament. Donald Trump is not my cup of…

Why Government Mass Surveillance needs to change, now

“You need the haystack to find the needle.” – Former National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander Government surveillance today is all about exploiting the idea of surveillance for spying purposes. Today governments have been seen to be adding useless data about their people and calling this “surveillance”. Adding irrelevant data about all of the…

The media is making news, not reporting it

Labour’s cabinet reshuffle has been dominating the news for the past few days. What really ended up becoming an underwhelming restructuring of the party was portrayed as a watershed moment for it. While this really wasn’t the case, it seems that the media has tried its best to make it one (more on that later). What’s the…

The rise of China and its consequences

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon was correct with his prognosis made over 200 years ago – China is no longer sleeping she is awakening, she has not yet fully awoken and thus is yet to reach full economic and…

America’s religious right is destroying the GOP

It seems that nowadays everyone has an opinion on the Republican Party. In fact, how could you not when you look at its current state? You have Donald Trump leading the pack and dominating the headlines by making bombastic remarks, while on the other end of the spectrum you have people like John Kasich who are willing…