UK Politics

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How Russia can influence the Kurdish diplomatic crisis

Before the Iraqi Kurdish referendum, even the very suggestion of independence enflamed tensions between the Kurdistan Regional Government and its neighbours. Iraq’s central government, Iran and Turkey all threatened collective action against Erbil. Now the Kurds have overwhelmingly voted to secede, these power centres look set to clamp down further on the autonomous Kurdish region. … Continue reading

Britain’s foreign policy threatens its national security. It’s time to reform it

“Blowback”. A term used to describe the costs and consequences of a government’s actions. A term that perfectly illustrates Britain’s harmful role on the world stage – particularly in the arms industry, and how this in turn endangers the nation. Many observers have depicted Britain’s foreign policy as promoting justice worldwide. Robin Cook, foreign secretary … Continue reading

Yemenis forced to choose between treating cholera and eating, says Oxfam

Yemenis are being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on the table, a new report from Oxfam says, feeding an almost inescapable cycle of poor health and poverty. There have been half a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year, the World Health Organisation reported earlier this week, with the country currently … Continue reading

Corbyn’s foreign policy would make both Britain and the world safer: let’s rally behind his vision

Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents never cease to attack his unorthodox foreign policy stance.  This has ranged from recently being called “irresponsible” and a “threat to our national security” by defence secretary Michael Fallon, to former Prime Minister David Cameron pettily labelling Corbyn a ‘terrorist sympathiser’. Let’s not forget the contribution that the pro-Tory media outlets have … Continue reading

There is an easier solution for Brexit…

  Since the ‘Leave’ campaign was victorious on June 23, there has been a lack of clarity regarding the solution for Brexit. While different ideas have been thrown about, nothing has been set in stone. Even recently elected Prime Minister Theresa May, who staunchly declared ‘Brexit means Brexit’, has not offered a solid direction for … Continue reading

Andrea Leadsom quits Tory leadership race – the result of a smear campaign

This article was originally published in JMA by myself.   In the run up to the EU referendum, many people had not even heard of Andrea Leadsom. Going from a sideline Member of Parliament, she gained much prominence after appearing in a debate alongside Boris Johnson, Angela Eagle, Nicola Sturgeon and others — as a … Continue reading

Is there a smear campaign against Andrea Leadsom?

  Far from being a mainstream figure, Andrea Leadsom has only soared to prominence in recent weeks. Much of the public would have been unfamiliar with her name until the EU referendum debate on June 9, when she stood as an advocate of Brexit. Since standing for the position of Prime Minister within the Conservative … Continue reading

Farage resigns as UKIP leader! What next for UKIP and for Britain?

A shocking event occurred this morning, one nor you or I would have expected. A prominent political figure announced their sudden resignation.  A figure who has certainly attracted controversy over the years, while developing a new, unique brand of politics. Nigel Farage has announced his sudden resignation as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). … Continue reading

Brexit was caused by the regressive left and the political class

  The political earthquake caused by Brexit has not yet subsided. It has led to much bitterness and soul-searching among those who wanted Britain to remain. Yet for those who advocated brexit, the direction was clear-cut. Across all of Europe, the result has been dubbed as ‘a revolt against the political class’. This sentiment certainly … Continue reading

How ‘Brexit’ could collapse the entire European Union

The EU referendum could change more than Britain’s future; it could lead to the dismantling of the entire union.   A historic moment has arrived. Tomorrow, scores of voters across Britain will shuffle down to their nearest polling station to vote on the UK’s future within the European Union. It’s certainly come around quickly. Enmity towards the European project — something … Continue reading