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Change needs to happen now. To do nothing stains the honour of humanity

Sometimes you see the news and it makes you want to wash your hands of humanity. And the events in Minneapolis a fortnight ago and the response of the American leadership to the protests and the riots has once again shown that Donald Trump does not have a great agenda or policy programme to drive… Continue reading Change needs to happen now. To do nothing stains the honour of humanity

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Johnson threw his lot in with Cummings and showed his contempt for the British public.

Boris Johnson has showed his true colours ever since the allegations against top aide Dominic Cummings breaking lockdown regulations came out. Every word out of the government has been so absurdly insulting to the intelligence and integrity of the British public that it put paid to the image that Johnson is some sort of champion… Continue reading Johnson threw his lot in with Cummings and showed his contempt for the British public.

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Boris Johnson at last did something right. He deferred to the experts.

When Boris Johnson announced that Britain was effectively in lockdown on Monday, it was, for me, the first time he actually acted as a Prime Minister should. In this instance, he knew he needed to defer to the experts and take their advice on board. Putting this country into a state of lockdown may hurt… Continue reading Boris Johnson at last did something right. He deferred to the experts.

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The Democrats need to stop the infighting and work together to get rid of Trump.

Last Tuesday was Super Tuesday in America for the Democrats. If you don’t know what Super Tuesday is, it’s the night a lot of states declare who their delegates will for vote for to be the Democratic nominee for President. 14 states declared their results last night and Joe Biden won 9 of them. From… Continue reading The Democrats need to stop the infighting and work together to get rid of Trump.

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Is HS2 really going to be of any benefit to anyone?

If you don’t know what HS2 is, it stands for High Speed 2, a new high-speed rail project that will cut down travel times between London and Birmingham and beyond. If you’re wondering where HS1 is, that connects to Kent and via the Eurostar to, well, Europe. And Disneyland. HS2 is a domestic high-speed rail… Continue reading Is HS2 really going to be of any benefit to anyone?

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Trump will always be an impeached president. Whatever he says, that will be his place in history.

Well, President Trump has officially been acquitted on both Articles of Impeachment by the Senate of the United States. He will continue to serve the remainder of his term and will be eligible to run in this year’s Presidential election. But even if the Democrats were unable to remove him from office, they still managed… Continue reading Trump will always be an impeached president. Whatever he says, that will be his place in history.

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The country needs a strong opposition in Westminster. Labour must get this leadership election right.

I'm not a member of the Labour Party. I'm actually not a member of any political party. I'm just very interested in the field and I keep up with the political news. So, while Boris continues to bluster his way through daily life as Prime Minister, my attention has turned to what the opposition is… Continue reading The country needs a strong opposition in Westminster. Labour must get this leadership election right.

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Thank you, Donald. The one thing the world needs right now is increased tensions in the Middle East.

Well, we're only a couple of weeks into 2020 and the President of the United States has decided that he needs to make this year kinda crap already by possibly starting a war in the Middle East. If you haven't been keeping up with the latest happy-go-boom-boom antics of the Trump administration, here's an incredibly… Continue reading Thank you, Donald. The one thing the world needs right now is increased tensions in the Middle East.

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Why does anyone think that a general election will break the deadlock?

And so, Britain is once again heading to the polls ahead of schedule. For the third time in the last five years, the British public will be asked for their opinion of who should run the country. After the Fixed Term Parliament Act was passed, we were looking at a future where Prime Ministers could… Continue reading Why does anyone think that a general election will break the deadlock?

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Having Boris Johnson as Prime Minister is a national embarrassment. He needs to be shown the door.

So, we now have a Prime Minister who has been found by the highest court in the land to have done something unlawful but doesn't care. He demonstrated that this week as Parliament reconvened after the Supreme Court's ruling on Tuesday. His entire performance at the despatch box was that of a petulant arrogant child… Continue reading Having Boris Johnson as Prime Minister is a national embarrassment. He needs to be shown the door.