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Lone Wolf Terrorism

With terror and war at the forefront of the global news, what do we need to do to tackle, limit, or even stop these attacks? In America, Australia, Germany, France, United Kingdom, and the Middle East, the two main concerns seem to centre around the availability of firearms and the issue of mental health.  Continue reading Lone Wolf Terrorism

Child Refugee

The number of refugees living in camps in Northern France has increased dramatically over the last five years, with the influx from the migrant crisis adding to the already high numbers of economic migrants from Europe and further afield. These camps have grown exponentially and with such growth comes suffering, appalling conditions, and the worst kind of human interaction – exploitation. I am, of course, talking of the traffickers and the exploiters many of whom are British or French using the desperation and fear that exists in these camps for their own ends. Continue reading Child Refugee

Is there a political revolution on the cards?

Following on from my article earlier about the British PM, I thought I’d share my observations about something I think most of us have noticed!
With most media attention on the circus show that is the Republican candidacy, Bernie Sanders, and the Democrats have slipped by silently for most of the campaign so far but, with Bernie’s historic win in Wisconsin over the weekend; he looks like he’s on a roll which could bring about one of the biggest upsets in New York later this week. Is this a political revolution, as Bernie has been saying from the beginning? I’m not just looking at the United States here, but consider what has also been happening with other nations around the world, such as the shock election of Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour Party in the United Kingdom.
The signs could indicate that there is a majority of under-30s who are now more politically engaged than ever before and times may be changing. Some of the statistics do seem to back this thought up. Clearly in the U.K. there was a growth in first-time party membership of under-30s, and there seems to be a generation of young American voters across the pond, who have no affiliation with Hillary Clinton but are connecting with Bernie Sanders. A long time left-wing socialist would have been an unlikely candidate in the past, now here he is, going head to head with Hillary Clinton. Just ten years ago that would’ve been almost unthinkable, same with the left-wing in the UK, so what has happened?

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Do we get the politicians we deserve?

With the Panama papers still being big news around the world, and the repercussions already ousting Iceland’s Prime Minister, along with a stream of other high-profile leaders being in the spotlight, the scandal has finally arrived on Britain’s shores and landed on Prime Minister David Cameron, and his late father who benefited from one of the exact things Cameron says he’s been trying to clamp down on. Now, does this put the Prime Minister in an untenable position? In short, yes. Even though it was before he was Prime Minister, the fact that he and his father took part in tax avoidance is hugely hypocritical for a man who won, in part, a general election on his claim to clamp down on such practices.
On top of that, there is the fact that he thinks £30,000 is a trivial amount, when the average income in the UK is less than that, at around £26,500, is appalling and just shows how out of touch with ordinary people he is. What makes it worse is that the truth (that he benefited from this scheme) had to be dragged out of him, in such an embarrassing way, and only after multiple questions from multiple people. This is just another damning insight into the elite Tory club now running the fifth largest economy in the world.

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The Week 31st January, 2016

So a week has gone by and, following on from last week, it’s time to switch tack to the Republican Party and the madness that is going on with them.

I’m just going to talk about Trump this week and I may do the others at a later date, he is going to take up a fair bit of time! I will have a look at why he is attracting attention, a glance at his back story, and lastly, I will give my own opinion

From the off Mr Trump has blown the political scene apart, or has he? If you read anything that anyone is currently writing about him, that is usually how they start. But is that really true? I disagree. There have been plenty of other presidential or vice-presidential runners who have said extreme things – and try to talk ‘down with the folk!’ – it’s something we’ve seen before, so it’s not his style, as that isn’t unique, so what Continue reading The Week 31st January, 2016

The Week, 24th January, 2016

Hello and welcome to the week, this week I am going to talk about the US presidential race, seeing as this will take the main stage for the next year, and our lack of proper winter here, and the heavy snow fall in New York, it’s definitely a time to look longingly across the pond!.

So from the off I think I think I will talk about the democrats this week, a nicer start as the republicans are such a bag of noisy cats, it’s going to take to time to figure out what they are actually on about. So will this be Hillary’s year? Continue reading The Week, 24th January, 2016

Labour: END?

I left part two of my look at Corbyn with the question ‘Will Britain step further away from the US?’ Well, I think we should, even thought I love the US and want to live there – it is too volatile, and forgetful, to be a useful ally. I believe we need to return to Europe more, as a super block it is more powerful than the rest of the world combined. Let’s face it, that is where the money is and the technology. So, for now, I say strengthen our ties with France as German control of Europe is worrying and so far gone unchecked – that is where we should be putting our attention.

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