Since Theresa May announced a snap election planned for June 8th, the British public have asked two important questions, why call for an election now after saying she wouldn't and can May be trusted to lead this country? I will put forward answers for both. So firstly, why has Theresa May called for an election … Continue reading Theresa May or May-not.
I have a holiday job at a fuel garage where I mainly work on the tills, clean the forecourt and stock the shelves. Part of my job is also focused on getting to work at 5:30am in order to put the newspapers out. I was therefore not surprised to see the headline and picture combo … Continue reading The Daily Mail. (That’s my joke)
If you are looking for one of the usual pun-filled articles I would recommend reading my previous blog to this as this particular blog is on the recent London terrorist attacks. As well as believing that a one-liner was not suitable, I am writing this as I believe a lot of the media (including social media) … Continue reading Joke not appropriate.
Although there are many concerning details in my research into the life of George Osborne, the news that he is to become the new editor of the London Evening Standard seemed to come as a surprise to many, even himself. The ex-Chancellor, 45, is the eldest son of baronet Sir Peter Osborne, the founder of … Continue reading He was Osborne for the job.
So today I woke up to the news that Nicola Sturgeon has officially called for a second Scottish independence referendum. I use the word officially as although many SNP MP's have hinted at the possibility, including Nicola Sturgeon herself, using every event possible: Brexit, Trump, her bowel movements, to suggest that a second referendum is … Continue reading “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares? He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!” Billy Connolly
Some blog subjects come from hours of research, others from reading the newspapers or indeed after talking to people. This one bizarrely came from all three. Similarly some blogs (I'll be honest) can be hard to think of and to then write. I heard about this particular incident from a friend, before then seeing it on … Continue reading Patient: Doctor, I get heartburn every time I eat birthday cake.” Doctor: Next time, take off the candles.
I've made a conscious effort recently to read other newspapers than the Guardian, the Independent and the Week. So this morning I decided to read two articles online, (mainly because I'm a massive supporter of the 'don't buy the sun' campaign) but also because I didn't think I could write with any authority on the … Continue reading “I’m not sexist – I’m not! That’s why I let my female workers work longer than the men so they can make the same money” – Al Murray, The Pub Landlord
Following a week in which Paul Nuttall lost his by-election in Stoke-on-trent, UKIP's main donor millionaire Aaron Banks voices feud with Douglas Carswell and the leadership was once again brought into question, is UKIP falling apart? Following the climax of the referendum result and having an elected MP, UKIP seem to be desperately searching for … Continue reading Have they fUKIPed it?
I promised a blog on the current state of the Labour party and like a angry three armed postman, I will furiously deliver. I am a member of the Labour Party. I am also a member of the Essex Student Labour society, my local party back home and was a youth delegate for the conference … Continue reading “Now is not the time for sound-bites. I can feel the hand of history on my shoulder” Tony Blair
When catching the number 61 into Colchester town yesterday I sat near the back partly as I would be on there for a good 25 minutes, but also to listen to music on my own after a morning lecture. The bus soon filled up and a few stops before head street (the top of the … Continue reading What “bus” crossed the ocean? Columbus.