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Posted inEthics and Morality, Health, Philosophy, Politics

Young Tories’ Night of Shame, the NHS and Rawls’ Veil of Ignorance

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Young Tories group of the Plymouth University have just got into some hot water concerning a pretty shady night out in town. As you can see from the photograph below, these young and easily impressionable individuals have some pretty distasteful opinions. There are Hitler moustaches, and anti-semitic images and writing aplenty. One is seen wearing a […]

Posted inPolitics

A Sweet Irony on Election Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have voted, for what it’s worth in my Furst Past the Post condemned constituency. Here is a sweet irony from my local newspaper, the Portsmouth News. I always like to get my political education from the Richmond Motor Group, as well as theological advice, too.

Posted inPolitics

Manchester Bombing and the Political Context

Reading Time: 2 minutes As with so many, I am deeply angered by the attack from last night. I could offer all the usual condolences but it would all sound rather trite from me. So I’ll do what I usually do: offer some kind of analysis, this time political rather than theological. What will the fallout of this be? Well, […]

Posted inGeneral

The Media, and Similarities between Trump and Corbyn

Reading Time: 10 minutes The UK election is hotting up. May arguably called it early because the Conservatives were going to romp through, gaining a vastly increased number of seats, and marginalising Labour and an effective opposition into the sidelines of UK politics. This might well still happen, given that the Conservatives have stolen the right-wing UKIP vote (given […]

Posted inPolitics

The Circularity of Voter Disenchantment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Young people often claim that they don’t vote because they are disillusioned with politics and politicians. They have no buy-in to the whole system. I think part of this can be written off to laziness. Many people simply don’t motivate themselves to find out about politics, to get involved because these things actually affect their […]

Posted inPolitics

Asking for… No, Demanding a Progressive Alliance

Reading Time: 8 minutes Yesterday, I wrote about the fallout from Brexit and the idea that, in a state of chaos and disarray, the ideologically possessed will take advantage and fulfill their decades’ old plans. Whatever you say about the good and bad of Brexit, it will enable free marketeers and those on the right of the Conservative Party […]

Posted inPolitics

I See You, David Miliband

Reading Time: 7 minutes The last few days have torn the UK apart. At a moment when the Tory party is riven in twain and ripe for pickings, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has imploded spectacularly. In the past 36 hours, 23 out of 31 shadow cabinet members have quit. It is in this context that I include the following. “I See […]

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