20/06/2018
  • Politics & Society

    The Breakdown of Our Political Discourse

    “If you are to truly believe that your political opposition is composed of bad actors with evil motivations then you effectively disqualify any chance of even starting a conversation in good faith. The attribution of unscrupulous motives to somebody is not to simply say that they are wrong, but that they could in fact never be right” (Read More)

  • Politics & Society

    Scottish Nationalism: A Movement Bereft of Ideas

    “A lesson that many independence supporters failed to heed from 2014 is that being able to mobilise tens of thousands of already engaged people (some zealously so) might look good for a modicum of publicity, but it doesn’t necessarily conflate with political clout or persuasion” (Read More)

  • Asia

    Trump-Kim Summit: A Step In The Right Direction

    “What was unthinkable just a few months ago has now become a reality, and, for that, the world should be celebrating this remarkable, albeit small, first step in what could lead to mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties concerned” (Read More)

  • Ideas & Discussion

    A Dangerous Rhetoric

    “The World Wars taught us that we cannot afford to negate diplomacy and allow the endless escalation of aggression in place of diplomacy and rationale. Now that we are in a world that has nuclear weaponry and technological advances that pose real existential danger how can we possibly justify using petty point scoring language and aggression in place of real negotiation” (Read More)

  • Europe

    Interpol’s Miscarriage of Justice

    “Interpol has been left unnoticed, understaffed and stripped of all funds for the past few decades. Rarely does anyone speak of it, apart from the conspiracy theorists and some human rights activists. Sadly, lack of media coverage, governments’ interest and reforms have made this extremely useful organisation prone to the influences of the authoritarian governments from all around the world.” (Read More)

In the News

Votes for Life must only be the beginning

Europe

“While the passing of the Bill will likely meet the government’s pledge of legislating on the issue before the 2022 general election, it will most likely not be in place before Brexit on March 29, 2019. On the off chance there was to be another referendum on any final deal, the most populous territories of expats – 308,000 British citizens in Spain, 254,000 in Ireland and 185,000 in France – would again be denied a say on their future.” (Read More)

Passports are a hint of things to come

Europe

“Campaigns have now emerged to have the passports made in Britain. Made in Britain. The ludicrousness of that statement couldn’t be clearer. For decades, centuries even, Britain has done more to shape the modern trading world than perhaps any other country bar America. To be so parochial now, to place nationalism over practical necessity, is a cop-out.” (Read More)

Brexit makes me angry, and you should be too

Europe

“Now – this is where the slightly irked, mostly p*ssed perspective comes into play. My fiancé could have been from any one of the 27 other countries in the EU, and the situation would be the same. This doubt, this fear, is happening to hundreds of thousands of families. Those British and EU citizens who migrated exercised their democratic freedom of movement at a time when the prospect of an EU referendum, never mind Brexit, was not even a talking point.” (Read More)

Why it’s time for overseas MPs

Europe

“Yet Brexit has ably demonstrated that unless one renounces their British citizenship, the motherland is always over the shoulder. Political decisions taken by Her Majesty’s Government can have real and lasting consequences on the five million people who make up the British diaspora, and there’s little they can do about it beyond writing to and contacting their local Member of Parliament.” (Read More)

Arts

  • Arts & Culture

    “Morrowind has a rich atmosphere stuffed with cultural diversity, history and a sense of place. An often alien world, unlike many other RPGs since; the foreign strangeness of the land is palpable. Wizards live in giant mushrooms that they have magically nurtured and have carved homes from. Middle Eastern, Japanese, and nomadic cultures are also prominent in the visuals, ranging from the architecture to the armour design” (Read More)

History

Politics

  • Politics & Society

    “If you are to truly believe that your political opposition is composed of bad actors with evil motivations then you effectively disqualify any chance of even starting a conversation in good faith. The attribution of unscrupulous motives to somebody is not to simply say that they are wrong, but that they could in fact never be right” (Read More)

world

The Breakdown of Our Political Discourse

Politics & Society

“If you are to truly believe that your political opposition is composed of bad actors with evil motivations then you effectively disqualify any chance of even starting a conversation in good faith. The attribution of unscrupulous motives to somebody is not to simply say that they are wrong, but that they could in fact never be right” (Read More)

Scottish Nationalism: A Movement Bereft of Ideas

Politics & Society

“A lesson that many independence supporters failed to heed from 2014 is that being able to mobilise tens of thousands of already engaged people (some zealously so) might look good for a modicum of publicity, but it doesn’t necessarily conflate with political clout or persuasion” (Read More)

Trump-Kim Summit: A Step In The Right Direction

Asia

“What was unthinkable just a few months ago has now become a reality, and, for that, the world should be celebrating this remarkable, albeit small, first step in what could lead to mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties concerned” (Read More)

Interpol’s Miscarriage of Justice

Europe

“Interpol has been left unnoticed, understaffed and stripped of all funds for the past few decades. Rarely does anyone speak of it, apart from the conspiracy theorists and some human rights activists. Sadly, lack of media coverage, governments’ interest and reforms have made this extremely useful organisation prone to the influences of the authoritarian governments from all around the world.” (Read More)

Votes for Life must only be the beginning

Europe

“While the passing of the Bill will likely meet the government’s pledge of legislating on the issue before the 2022 general election, it will most likely not be in place before Brexit on March 29, 2019. On the off chance there was to be another referendum on any final deal, the most populous territories of expats – 308,000 British citizens in Spain, 254,000 in Ireland and 185,000 in France – would again be denied a say on their future.” (Read More)


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