A Matter of Urgency

Saw the letter you wrote, On a post-it note, Addressed to me, "Just a sip of coffee can make you feel free, Spitting truths from our bitter tongues, The epitome of what we need." But, I'm sorry sir, See, I must disagree, Voices may be loud - but we need action, The worlds problems cannot… Continue reading A Matter of Urgency

Down.

Staircases stumbling... Down... Hungry minds tend to drown, Then when I look outside, And all seems fine, My staircase becomes a spiral, A worn out spine, which... struggles... Struggles to bind the pages in place, Endless race, Who will react first? My mind? My face? When hurt, Defences up in a defenceless state, Of mind,… Continue reading Down.

From the Battle of Cable Street to Today

I think the UK likes to see itself as a spectator of other countries struggling with the threats of extreme parties. It is true, our voting system grants us a degree of protection from the rise of small, radical parties (and although the system has many faults, I won't be going into them now). However,… Continue reading From the Battle of Cable Street to Today

Brexit, Voting, Antisemitism: Speaking with Peter Kyle.

The Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, Peter Kyle, has been an MP since 2015. He's still a fairly new face around Parliament, but has an interesting history. He was an aid worker in Eastern Europe, namely the Balkans, where people were living in a state of great difficulty and instability. Mr Kyle has… Continue reading Brexit, Voting, Antisemitism: Speaking with Peter Kyle.

Thinking in Extremes

Too often, people think in extremes. On a personal level, I think that is okay. Politically, however, it doesn't work and actually does more harm than good. Society is sensitive to change. A gradualist approach works in order to win minds over, but those with a radical approach who believe they can force others to… Continue reading Thinking in Extremes

Fifteen Minutes in Conversation with Ben Bradshaw

Ben Bradshaw is the Labour MP for Exeter, he was first elected in 1997 as a part of the first Labour Government for 18 years. As one of the first openly gay MPs at the time of election, he gained a constituency which had been Conservative for 27 years whilst running against a Tory candidate… Continue reading Fifteen Minutes in Conversation with Ben Bradshaw