Why are political commentators so in love with bombing?
Politics / UK / World

Why are political commentators so in love with bombing?

On Thursday, President Donald Trump authorised a military strike on a Syrian government base, with the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles from US naval boats in the Mediterranean Sea marking the official entry of the United States into yet another quite likely intractable war with a Middle Eastern state. The response of the American mainstream … Continue reading

Will Scotland practice a superior form of democracy if it becomes independent?
Politics / UK

Will Scotland practice a superior form of democracy if it becomes independent?

With another Scottish Independence referendum on the horizon, Scots, once again, are debating this topic fearlessly on social media.  Most people seem to be concentrating on the economic arguments, sharing facts and figures which either legitimise or undermine Scotland’s ability to be fully autonomous.   Although this is obviously very important, endless arguments asserting “it’s … Continue reading

Is Johnny Rotten a working class hero?
Culture / Politics / UK

Is Johnny Rotten a working class hero?

John Lydon, the once-rebellious ex-singer of the once-subversive punk band the Sex Pistols, appeared on the breakfast show Good Morning Britain on Monday. Lydon took the opportunity to inform Susanna Reid, Piers Morgan and the breakfast TV watchers of Britain of his opinions on Brexit, the “fantastic” Nigel Farage and the “political Sex Pistol” and … Continue reading

Man threatening to leave Scotland after second independence vote, “probably won’t”
Blog Roll / Politics / UK

Man threatening to leave Scotland after second independence vote, “probably won’t”

John Gallagher, an IT consultant from Livingston, has brazenly declared to his work colleagues that if Scotland goes independent he is “out of here pal!”. He made the empty promise shortly after Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of Scotland, announced her commitment to a second Scottish Independence referendum following the UK’s vote to leave the EU … Continue reading

How can more millennials be convinced to vote?
Politics / UK / World

How can more millennials be convinced to vote?

As a millennial I often feel undermined by previous generations. We’re often depicted as complete airheads, addicted to oversharing meaningless nonsense on our plethora of social media accounts. Whilst there’s an element of truth to this (some people are clearly addicted to oversharing), life, for the most part, is actually very difficult for those in … Continue reading

The problem with Qatar’s football World Cup
Politics / Sport / World

The problem with Qatar’s football World Cup

Despite the insistence by many that club football transcends international fixtures, I still become excited every time there is an international break. Every two years, I therefore look forward to either the Euros or the World Cup, often not paying much attention to the country which is hosting. In recent times, however, my happy-go-lucky attitude … Continue reading