Category: Politics

On the 7th of January 2018, the Golden Globes took place in the United States. In attendance were hundreds of famous, and famous-adjacent, people, dressed in black as they participated in the Time’s Up initiative. This bothered me a lot. The fact that someone can wear a black outfit (that they probably didn’t pay for)...

It’s only taken a day for 2018 to throw a curveball to disabled people in the UK, throwing students and working class people under the same bus for good measure. Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to appoint Toby Young, journalist and son of Baron Young of Dartington, to lead a new Universities Regulator. I’ve got...

Have you ever read something you knew could occur, but hoped you wouldn’t have to see happen in your lifetime? Earlier this week, the debate about the price of medication and healthcare resurfaced after Donald Trump selected Alex Azar, ex-president of pharma giant Eli Lilly’s USA branch, as secretary of Health and...

Recently, James Damore was fired for circulating a ten-page “personal opinion” rant about diversity at Google, and why programs aimed at increasing diversity at Google are bad news (specifically, for men like him).. Considering Google is currently under investigation for systematically paying men more than women, ten...

After the Finsbury Park attack, the right-wing media and far-right personalities were attacked by the left. The Daily Mail, The Sun, Katie Hopkins… They all came under fire for their repetitive anti-Muslim rhetoric. It’s easy for us to blame these media sources for the radicalisation of white men. These newspapers are...

Earlier this week, The Supreme Court ruled against the appeal challenging the government’s refusal to provide women from Northern Ireland with abortion treatment through the NHS for free. The court was divided 3-2 against the appeal, claiming that they sympathised with Northern Irish women but that there is a need to...

“The big problem today, of course, is how to stop our kids voting,” Ron Liddle wrote in his column for The Sun on Wednesday. “You just know they’ll do the wrong thing. Wander down to the polling booth with their scatty heads full of unicorn tears and marshmallows.” By Friday morning, though, it was clear that 18-25 year...

It’s an election that has left more confusion than in 2010, but it also took the country by surprise. The media largely denounced Corbyn and May seemed confident of victory. The lack of consideration for a hung parliament has led to back room deals in minutes with little detail and no transparency. So how did everyone...

At 11am on the 18th of April, Theresa May called the General Election, and I can honestly say I felt nothing. I felt so empty because politically, I was spent. I know I’m not alone in saying that after a year that brought us Donald Trump, confusing Brexit negotiations, unexpected losses in Labour ‘safe seats’ and the...

Since 2010, Britain has, in one form or another, had a Conservative government. In that time, the most vulnerable in our society have suffered. Below, I have outlined a selection of reasons as to why I implore you to vote tactfully to remove the Conservatives from power on June 8th.   Disability I’d like to start with...