Fighting Deportation: It's a No-Brainer

Fighting Deportation: It’s a No-Brainer

Last week, the Brain family, who are originally from Australia, missed a deadline to qualify for a new visa, after being resident in the UK for 5 years. A petition calling on the UK government to allow the family to stay in the UK, has reached 5,700 signatures, and their…


Release of the Chilcot Inquiry

The Blair Witch Project

As the realities of the Brexit vote become apparent, and the various leadership contests continue, the Chilcot Inquiry has taken something of a backseat. This hasn’t, however, stopped the usual suspects from baying for Blair’s blood – Galloway and Salmond are those at the foremost of my mind. As a…


Party Politics

Party Politics

With leadership contests in the Labour and Conservative parties making headlines, we have a rare insight into the intricate inner workings of our political system. The immediate causes and effects are plain to see, but the long term diagnosis has been conspicuously absent. Our party political system is failing. The…


Put Britain First

Brexit: A Premature Post-Mortem

Never did I think that the day would come when I would think so highly of an outgoing Conservative Prime Minister, and so lowly of the Socialist opposition. As David Cameron makes his resignation speech, one sentence sticks out to me: “I will do everything I can as Prime Minister…


Put Britain First

Put Britain First?

What happens when a populace are repetitively told that they are being treated as second rate? What happens when some people’s problems are blamed on another group who are socially, ethnically, sexually, religiously, different? What happens when this rhetoric is legitimised by pseudo-political movements, or a thinly veiled referendum campaign?…


Back off Barack

Back off Barack! (E)U have to be kidding?

The US-UK “special relationship” is coming under increasing scrutiny, after the American executive intervened in the domestic affairs of our own, great nation. The outrage that has erupted from the Brexit campaign was swift and damning. From Johnson to Gove, Farage to Fox, Hoey to Hopkins, Hartley-Brewer to Duncan-Smith, the…



Slam Dunk

SLAM DUNK!(an Smith)

In a shock move this week, Iain Duncan Smith (the first set of identical twins to run a government department, to rehash an old Paul Merton joke) has resigned in protest at George Osbourne’s latest raft of cuts. Despite his brief spell as party leader – during which he memorably…