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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 [...]

Why There Must Be An Early General Election

So history has been made this week: David Cameron has become the youngest Prime Minister to leave office at the tender age of 49. In his place, former Home Secretary Theresa May, who was elected by...oh. That's right. She hasn't been elected at all. The new Prime Minister has assumed office with the backing of 199 Conservative MPs, a mere 0.0004% of the British electorate. Not even the Tory members were given a say (which would have improved the percentage to 0.03% of the electorate), after her Continue reading [...]

Why the Liberal Democrats Could Hold Power After the Next Election

It's been a little over three days since the result of the UK's referendum on its membership of the European Union was announced to the world and the fallout has been somewhat of a political shit-storm. The Prime Minister has resigned triggering a leadership contest and potential civil war within the Conservative Party; the markets and currency have fallen to thirty-year lows; the leave campaigners are running around clueless as to the next step and now the Labour Party appears to be in danger Continue reading [...]

The Calm Before The Storm…

As the sun sets on the United Kingdom, people across the country are preparing to take part in one of the most important elections in recent years. Many people have in fact already submitted their ballot papers via the postal vote; many people are still undecided as to which party deserves the cross to be placed next to it. No matter what the outcome on Friday morning, this election is going to change the United Kingdom. For better, or for worse. The road to economic recovery is ongoing; yes the Continue reading [...]