Thursday, May 25, 2017

Labour Party Split: a matter of when, not if?

It won't be good for democracy, or for those already struggling after years of ideological austerity, but a Labour Party split seems more and...

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

On 25 May 2016, the Psychoactive Substances Act (see here for the full content) came into force.  Its purpose is a blanket ban on the so-called “legal highs”...

David Cameron: Achieved little, hurt many, and fractured the nation

David Cameron will likely be remembered by the history books as the man whose actions led to the United Kingdom exiting the European Union,...

Chilcot Inquiry: Blair’s half-hearted apology doesn’t heal Iraq’s pain

The Iraq Inquiry, also known as the Chilcot Inquiry after its chairman Sir John Chilcot, has finally been published - more than seven years...

Brexit: 16-17 year olds have been denied having a say on their future

Along with the majority of the youthful population, I was a strong remain campaigner and this was likely best highlighted by the transformation of...

Brexit: The great deception of the masses.

I predicted it would happen in our 2016 predictions article: yet the shock still hit me the morning I woke up to the news -...

The rising torrent of hate that killed Jo Cox

It has been a few days now since the death of Jo Cox, the MP murdered whilst holding a surgery in her constituency. The...

Jo Cox: The murder of an MP

The death of MP at the hands of a man alleged to have been shouting "Britain First" while going about her Leeds constituency business has...

NHS ‘has busiest year in its history’

It's worth reading the article by Health Correspondent Nick Triggle on the BBC News website (see here.)  It is indeed worrying for the service...

Investigatory Powers Bill: What is Big Brother up to?

Let's talk about surveillance: in particular the new Investigatory Powers Bill promoted by the Home Secretary, and which seems destined to become law in due course.  Time...