Economic Socialism & Social Attitudes

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In politics, there are some ‘truths’ that are universally accepted to be self evident. The typically closed minded nature of human beings is never better reflected than in the manifestation of these truths, yet through this we Continue reading “Economic Socialism & Social Attitudes”

Scottish Independence? Go For It!

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It may seem somewhat ironic for a publication entitled “the British observer” to reveal a pro-Scottish independence position and yes, it is with a heavy heart that we would see the union dissolve, yet it would also be with a heart full of hope, hope that England will once again see her time in the sun. For too long the union has been kept up by the national government at Westminster focusing acutely upon the Continue reading “Scottish Independence? Go For It!”

The House of Lords Is Obsolete, It Must Be Dismantled

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The debate surrounding the purpose and continued existence of the House of Lords (HoL) has been reignited in recent weeks after the second chamber voted to amend the government’s Article 50 Bill in order to protect the rights of EU migrants. There have been seemingly hasty calls from Brexiteers to abolish the House of Lords immediately, replacing it with an elected second chamber, but the truth of the matter is that this is long overdue. Continue reading “The House of Lords Is Obsolete, It Must Be Dismantled”

Article 50 Bill: Arguments Opposing EU Citizens Amendment

 

Last night, the British government suffered its first setback of the process to trigger Article 50 (the mechanism by which we formally give notice of our intention to leave the European Union). During the committee stage of the “Article 50 Bill” in the House of Lords, a majority (358 to 256) of peers backed an amendment calling on the government to unilaterally guarantee the rights of EU citizens living permanently in Continue reading “Article 50 Bill: Arguments Opposing EU Citizens Amendment”

Brexit Britain: We Need MORE European Immigration

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Throughout the referendum campaign, there was much hysteria whipped up surrounding the issue of European immigration to the United Kingdom and the affect this was having on public services and integration within communities. It is safe to say, however, that this is on point upon which I agree wholeheartedly with our disgraced former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. In a recent speech on the issue of Europe he claimed that we need European immigrants and in any case, it is non-European immigration that many of Continue reading “Brexit Britain: We Need MORE European Immigration”

Marine Le Pen: Key Policies

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On 6th February, Marine Le Pen launched her campaign to become the next president of the French Republic. She is currently out in front in the polls, on course to win 27% of the vote in the first round with her closest rival Emanuel Macron currently polling (at best) 22%. This being said, it is still a difficult path to the Élysée Palace for Continue reading “Marine Le Pen: Key Policies”