Category Archives: Politics

Entries concerned with UK politics.

June is your chance to change the direction of our country

So she did it. After months of rumours and hearsay, Theresa May finally called a snap General Election. Of course it has to be approved thanks to the Fixed-Term Parliament Act enacted by the Coalition in 2011, but it looks almost certain that the country will be going to the polls again, less than a year after the EU Referendum, to decide the direction of our country for the next five years. It'll come as no surprise to any of you that I'll be voting for and supporting the Liberal Democrats. But Continue reading [...]

Faith schools should be a thing of the past

It's only a week to go until the Liberal Democrats' Spring Conference in York and one policy motion in particular, has me quite animated. It's the policy motion regarding faith schools and the role they should, or shouldn't play in our education system, moving forward. Those of you know me (and for those of you don't), ought to know that religion is something I dedicated five years of my life to studying at university. It's something I feel very passionately about and am dismayed when I learn Continue reading [...]

Don’t dismiss the victory in Richmond Park; this could just be the beginning

For Liberal Democrats and remain supporters, this week brought an early Christmas present; victory in the Richmond Park parliamentary by-election. Toppling the incumbent, Zac Goldsmith, who was standing as an independent candidate after resigning from the Conservative Party over the government's plans to expand Heathrow airport, the Liberal Democrats' Sarah Olney won with 48% of the vote share and crippled Goldsmith's former 25000 majority. Adding one more MP to the Lib Dem's ranks will always be Continue reading [...]

Theresa May: Stop this Madness

Dear Ms. May, I am writing to you as very concerned citizen of Yorkshire; a citizen of England; a citizen of the United Kingdom; a citizen of Europe; a citizen of the World. I, like 16 million others voted to remain a member of the European Union back in June 2016 and undoubtedly shared their despair and devastation at the result that came on the 24th. It is a result I regret and a result that I do not agree with, but it is a result I accept. That is however, until the economic warnings espoused Continue reading [...]

The Christian Case for Electoral Reform

It's a topic many within the political sphere talk about, but far fewer want to see anything done about it. The issue of electoral reform has been on the Liberal agenda for decades and more recently has gathered support from UKIP, the SNP, the Green Party, Plaid Cymru and even from some within the Labour Party! But even when the public were asked in a 2011 referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system, there appeared no appetite for change. The 2015 General Election yielded the most disproportionate Continue reading [...]