Referendum Issues Have Become Dangerously Blurred

For many, politics can commonly appear inscrutably prosaic, subjugated by monotonous old Etonians with little grasp of working-class life. As a result, voter turnout is troublingly low with numerous initiatives failing in their attempts to engage the electorate. The EU referendum, however, has sparked some energy into the political forum, unlike general elections this isn’t…

The Need For Systematic Political Education

Engaging young people in politics is a problem that governments have faced almost universally for two decades now in Britain. Indeed, not since the atmosphere generated by Tony Blair’s New Labour swept fervently across the nation has there been a real excitement in political debate. Part of this issue is that youth culture changes so…

Privatisation has Helped to Oppress Young People

When Margaret Thatcher embarked on her dogmatic program of neoliberalism and privatisation in the 1980’s, it was effectively a reappropriation of the focus of Britain’s economy. In doing so she sent a message to the electorate: Britain was surpassing the industrial epoch and entering the age of services. This had a knock on effect on…

Has Boris Always been Destined for Number 10?

With a recent Guardian web and phone poll revealing a sudden swing towards Leave in the forthcoming EU referendum, Boris Johnson must be licking his lips as the campaign heads into its final three weeks. Of course for Johnson, this has been portrayed as his prime chance to beat David Cameron, a man whom he…

Venezuela: The Latest Victim of Western Capitalism

Another political occasion; another tedious episode of British politicians pontificating contradictory beliefs at one another. It is a familiar spectacle for Britons these days but while there is much debate over the future of the UK’s economy at the prospect of Brexit, there can be little doubt about that of Venezuela’s financial plight; approximately 5000…