Month: February 2016

Boris Johnson and the Brexit Dance

Twenty years ago, John Major famously called the members of his cabinet who wanted Britain to leave the EU “bastards”. Though David Cameron has not used exactly the same word, the intent was the same when he cast aspersions on

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Jeremy Corbyn is on the Defensive

Jeremy Corbyn has begun the process of self-preservation as he tries to change the rules regarding leadership elections. Under the current system candidates need the support of 15% of Labour MPs to get their name on to the ballot paper,

Tagged with: , , , ,

Why Obama Will Not Replace Justice Scalia

On Saturday the world learnt of the death of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who was a Ronald Reagan appointee in 1986. At first glance the passing of the New Jersey-born judge seems as though the ideological balance of

Tagged with: , , ,

The European Referendum: Deja Vu?

This June will likely see one of the most debated about and contested referenda come to its conclusion. Europe has haunted British politics ever since Edward Heath led Britain into the Common Market. It helped return Harold Wilson to power

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Affirmative Action: The Ultimate Hypocrisy

Affirmative action is firmly back on the political agenda on both sides of the Atlantic in 2016, with the US Supreme Court expected to make a ruling on Fisher vs. University of Texas, while Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal

Tagged with: , , ,

Should Tory MPs Listen to Members Over Europe?

The Prime Minister has received criticism from his party for suggesting that MPs vote with their heart in the upcoming EU referendum and not campaign to leave the EU “because of what your constituency association might say.” But was this

Tagged with: , , ,

Should the Greens be Given PPBs?

The Green Party has launched an official appeal against the BBC Trust after it decided not to allow it any party political broadcasts (PPBs), while UKIP has been given three. A BBC spokesperson said the criteria for determining the award

Tagged with: , , , , ,