Democracy 2.0: Understanding the failure of democracy
If democracy is a perfect system, then why is it failing those at the tip of the voting process? Can this political system be saved from potential extinction? Is it worth saving?
Brexit: Theresa May’s Gordian knot?
The Gordian Knot is a myth surrounding that great conqueror of early history, Alexander of Macedon who when faced with a rope so knotted that it could not be unwound by the most skilful of champions took out his sword and cut the knot into pieces: thus solving the problem and providing the first demonstration…
View from the Green Seats-Trump to speak in Parliament plans dropped
British officials have confirmed that a plan to allow Donald Trump to speak in Parliament as part of a state visit to the UK have been shelved. It is expected that the Presidents state visit will be moved to late summer or early autumn, when Parliament is in recess for the summer. Parliament will be…
International Whispers- Donald Trump becomes 45th president of the USA
Donald J Trump has just been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States at an inauguration ceremony on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC. Amidst heightened security and reports of earlier protests, Mr Trump and Mike Pence, the vice president took their oaths of office administered by US chief…
International Whispers: Trump ‘keen’ to sign quick trade deal with UK after Brexit
President-elect Donald Trump has promised that the U.S. will sign a quick trade deal with the UK after the Brexit negotiations are concluded. In an interview with former leave campaigner and cabinet minister Michael Gove for the Times newspaper, Mr Trump said that the UK was “so smart for getting out”. He went on to…
Breaking Whispers- UK Ambassador to EU Resigns
Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s Ambassador to the European Union has today resigned from his position, a full ten months before his scheduled departure from the role in November 2017. The resignation comes a month after making public comments that he felt a post-brexit trade deal could take as long as ten years to conclude,…
The Party Line is ………Coherence
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The Party Line is………Perception
At any point in the day, our brain receives trillions of sensory impulses from our body which flow from our nerves directly to our brain for processing and interpretation. It is these impulses which shape how we perceive the world, covering everything from pleasure and pain to the baser level bodily functions. The interpretation of…
The Party Line is………. Consequences
As human beings, we exist in a world where we are constantly confronted by decisions. We examine the options involved and once we have decided, we make our choice, one action over another, stay or go, do or do not. These instances of choice shape hundreds of choices which follow the initial one, cascading outwards…
The Party Line is ………Identity
A golden tipped plane arrived at London Heathrow earlier today, carrying the victorious athletes from the Great Britain Olympic team. In an enthralling display of sporting prowess, they netted an astonishing 67 medals achieving a feat unsurpassed in British Olympic history and very rightly are welcomed home as national heroes. As a citizen of Great…