Patriotism, especially in recent years, has become an inherently right-wing domain. It has become about “taking your country back”, “returning to a golden age”, or making a country great again. The current government have said Brexit coverage should be more patriotic and telling us to be more patriotic about cheese. But why should patriotism be […]Read more "Forward-Thinking Patriots: How the Left Can Create a New Patriotism"
With a general election around the corner, now seems as good a time as any to examine the flaws in the British Electoral System. Britain is a nation that claims to have a strong democracy but can it flesh out these claims? With recent voter turnout in general elections hovering in the mid-60% range, many […]Read more "What’s wrong with British Elections?"
Universal Basic Income is exactly that, a guaranteed sum of money paid to all citizens that covers at least rent, bills and food, generally reducing to zero as an individual’s pay rises. A replacement to most current welfare payments, this allows everyone to live while providing greater leisure time or allowing them to top up […]Read more "Why Now is the Time for a Universal Basic Income"
As Theresa May has announced plans for a general election June 8th, there is no better time than now to look at her diplomatic and democratic record. As an un-elected party leader, this election will be the first chance for her to truly gain a democratic mandate for her plans for Britain’s currently very unstable […]Read more "Theresa May’s ‘Diplomacy’; A Creeping Authoritarianism?"
Jeremy Corbyn’s recent announcement of a wage cap for companies given government contracts is a step toward making pay in the United Kingdom fairer, more equal and more progressive. But this policy alone is not enough to overcome the gross inequalities that Thatcherite neo-liberalism and recent Tory-led austerity has produced. To begin to produce a […]Read more "How Jeremy Corbyn Can Make Pay Progressive"
The recent rise of UKIP’s Nigel Farage and TV’s Donald Trump to becoming two of the most important people in modern politics is an issue for many people, including most of those they claim to represent. While their rise is nothing new, merely a more prominent resurgence of ideas previously espoused in the mainstream by […]Read more "How Has Right Wing Populism Made A Comeback And How Can We Fight It?"
America is amid the most bitter, divisive election of its recent history which has led many to ask how this could happen in the “world’s greatest democracy”. But is it right to bestow this title on America? Moving past the current candidates, a racist megalomaniac and a lying career politician, these heady claims about America’s […]Read more "Can We Stop Calling America “The World’s Greatest Democracy”?"