Over It Yet?

On the morning of Friday 24th June 2016, the day after the Brexit referendum, the shock of finding that Brexit had clinched the vote was for me eclipsed by only one thing – the ferocity of the outrage from remainers. Perhaps insensitively many Brexiteers at

Pincer Movement

The recent round of protests following the elections of both Trump and May echo a previous time when street protesters have been harnessed, funded and egged-on in an effort to bring about political change far beyond the scope of that imagined by those protesting. Gary

Democracy Needs Brexit

It’s been over a year since the British electorate voted to leave the EU. The question asked was very straightforward: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” There were two possible answers: “Remain a member of

The Dark-Side of Patriotism

Our response to patriotism has many potential pitfalls. On the one hand we are expected to stand resolute, hand on heart and sing the national anthem or be branded a pariah Jeremy Corbyn style. On the other hand displays of patriotism attract anything from patronising ‘little England’ criticism,

You’re Not Thinking of Capitalism At All

Let’s make one thing absolutely clear. In capitalism working people exchange money for value. They pay for goods or labour and get value in return. In socialist redistribution working people have their money taken from them by state force and that money is exchanged for…

The Misdirection of EU Re-negotiation

What is the most plausible explanation for each administration basically continuing the same underlying theme regarding the EU, regardless of party? The current offer of a referendum by 2017 represents a ‘forced hand’ in response to the rising popularity of UKIP — Cameron’s show of

80% of British Universities Fail Free Speech Test

Since Brendan O’Neill’s pointed essay “Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’” last November, I’ve been more aware of how conformist today’s student really can be when it comes to the party line handed down from above. I