GE17: A victory for progressive politics

A lot has happened in 24 hours but, in all practicality, not that much will actually change. Theresa May has refuted calls to resign and it is likely that by the end of the day she will have made a deal with the DUP - whether as a minority government, or part of a coalition, … Continue reading GE17: A victory for progressive politics

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Cambridge Literary Festival 2017

Last weekend I had the privilege of being able to visit Cambridge Literary Festival and seeing some of the best writers and academics discussing a range of subjects. Although I saw a range of different talks, from literature to history to politics, there were some really interesting recurring ideas which came out of the weekend. … Continue reading Cambridge Literary Festival 2017

Dear Mr Corbyn, Let’s talk about ‘women’s issues’

Dear Mr Corbyn, Let's talk about 'women's issues' I want to put politics aside and address an important issue which no party is doing enough to deal with. This issue is culturally embedded sexism. As a male politician you have done more than most and showed your willing to help and protect women, but unfortunately … Continue reading Dear Mr Corbyn, Let’s talk about ‘women’s issues’

Obama’s wise words for the west

Obama's comments on Saturday at the National Prayer Breakfast are words we should be paying very close attention to rather than criticising. While there is no doubt about the seriousness of terrorism on the world stage and the threat posed by Islamic State, Obama instead addressed the attitudes contributing to drastic increases in Islamophobia in … Continue reading Obama’s wise words for the west