Corbynmania – could it change the face of British politics?

Look at any period of civil unhappiness, and you’ll see the masses tend to flock to those who offer pragmatic solutions. Germany in the 1920s and 30s is a prime example of this. The country was in economic ruin during this period, and the leaders of the Weimar Republic had “given in” to its rivals… Read More Corbynmania – could it change the face of British politics?

Corbyn’s secret to popularity? He can connect with people, unlike the mainstream political elite

“Corbynmania” is surging in Britain. It appears that, despite the exhortation of the more moderate wing of the Labour party, who urged members that the party only has a chance of succeeding when in the centre of the political spectrum, Jeremy Corbyn has defied the odds. His presence has precipitated the rise in support for… Read More Corbyn’s secret to popularity? He can connect with people, unlike the mainstream political elite

The Basic Universal Income – would it ever be achieved, or is it simply a pipe dream?

In recent years, there has been a level of spirited debate on the issue of a Basic Universal Income. I myself in fact wrote an article on the subject last week, explaining how it would be feasible and how it could be a benefit to society – click here to view it. Many supporters of the… Read More The Basic Universal Income – would it ever be achieved, or is it simply a pipe dream?

Why a Basic Universal Income would be a huge step forward for society

A few months ago now, I read up on a revolutionary proposal, and have spend some time pondering over it since then. It was initially proposed in September 2013 in Switzerland, and  a referendum was actually triggered over it. The vision was to deliver a Basic Universal Income to all members of the public living in… Read More Why a Basic Universal Income would be a huge step forward for society

What will likely happen now The Conservatives are in power – and what you can do

Last night’s election had a nation in shock. That much is obvious. Conservative supporters would have been overcome with joy, everyone else would have been devastated. For weeks, everyone, from casual voters to political experts, had been convinced we were heading for another hung parliament – with both Labour and The Conservatives head-to-head. However, the… Read More What will likely happen now The Conservatives are in power – and what you can do

Are Labour really responsible for the recession and the rising national debt?

Often, Labour get the blame for the country’s economic failings. However, how much of this blame is actually legitimate? In recent months, one of the main weapons of criticism in the arsenal of the Conservative Party and other critics of the Labour Party is that Labour are somehow responsible for the economic decline and rising… Read More Are Labour really responsible for the recession and the rising national debt?

UKIP’s presence is a blessing in disguise for The Labour Party

As established in my previous post, it is apparent that UKIP are not necessarily this fanatic far-right, racist faction which are near enough identical to the British National Party – contrary to the opinion of many. Their entire foundations appear to be centred around a core of militant Thatcherism, if you like, only with more… Read More UKIP’s presence is a blessing in disguise for The Labour Party

Are UKIP racist? If not, why are they causing such a commotion?

In many of his ideas, Mr Farage stands alone. In the rise of any economic or societal shortcoming, people will often blame the current government, and as a result many frustrated souls will turn to those offering a more radical and extreme approach. This has happened many times in the past. Those with a faint… Read More Are UKIP racist? If not, why are they causing such a commotion?

“Welfare scroungers” – another scapegoat?

  In light of my previous article where I explained the blame which mass immigration faces due to the country’s shortcomings, I began to dwell over another instance where a different category of people have a bad reputation in society, known affectionately by the right-wing as the “welfare scroungers”. Of course, we’ve heard it all… Read More “Welfare scroungers” – another scapegoat?