Women’s March

Women’s March

This Sunday, June 10, marks the 100 year anniversary of the first British women gaining the right to vote, and over 27,000 women are expected to take part in a uniquely artistic march through London to celebrate. The march has been entitled Processions, and the women participating will start on...

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Democracy in the Commonwealth

Democracy in the Commonwealth

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was the only politician to be given a private audience with the Queen. I think there were two reasons for this; it was the first time an Indian PM had turned up at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) for aeons and secondly...

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Corbyn promises to muzzle City of London

Corbyn promises to muzzle City of London

In a speech to the EEF manufacturers’ organisation on Tuesday, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn demanded a “fundamental rethink” on the finance sector and how it is regulated. Corbyn declared that finance should be the “servant of industry, not the masters of us all”, promising to give the government new powers to...

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Karen Buck MP gains government backing for bill helping tenants tackle rogue landlords

Karen Buck MP gains government backing for bill helping tenants tackle rogue landlords

Karen Buck MP (Labour) has gained bipartisan support for a proposal that will allow tenants to take legal action against landlords who fail to maintain safe standards for rented homes.  As part of the proposal, landlords must ensure that rental properties meet the required standards for rental homes at the...

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May’s cabinet on the edge after foreign policy blunders

May’s cabinet on the edge after foreign policy blunders

Theresa May could be preparing to lose a second cabinet minister in a week, and may even be set for the loss of a third. After the resignation of Michael Fallon, there is mounting pressure for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Development Secretary Priti Patel to follow in his...

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When will Labour have its first female leader?

When will Labour have its first female leader?

When will Labour, the party that has always advocated for social justice, have its first female leader? Jeremy Corbyn stated during the keynote speech at the party conference that Labour is ‘ready to govern’. Thatcher and May have proven women can make it to Number 10 through the different periods and climates...

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Tory’s preparing for leadership election

Tory’s preparing for leadership election

Conservative cabinet ministers are jostling for position to replace Theresa May as leader of the party and Prime Minister. Conservative MP Grant Shapps today revealed there were around 30 MPs who felt it was time for her to go. A formal leadership challenge needs the backing of 48 MPs. The...

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May to give keynote speech

May to give keynote speech

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to give her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this afternoon. In a conference that has been characterised by political infighting and bickering between senior ministers, it is understood that May will seek to divert attention towards the unveiling of new...

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President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump tweeted today that no deal has been reached with the Democrats over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This announcement comes as a direct contradiction to the joint statement made by Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who announced that...

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Notes on Singapore’s Oxley Road scandal

Notes on Singapore’s Oxley Road scandal

Number 38, Oxley Road appears to be a fairly unassuming, stuccoed, gated residence in Singapore’s central River Valley area. However the old colonial bungalow’s political capital has soared in recent weeks as it has become the centre of a convoluted and heated debate surrounding Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong....

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