Let’s be honest about our priorities

We all need to be honest with ourselves about our priorities. We live in a world in which we blame others and forces outside our control rather than taking responsibility for our choices and their effects. Being poor when we spend it on x, y and z. Not being…

Reasons for the Death of the high street

The high street is struggling, consumers are shunning the shops. In our ever changing competitive retail landscape why are we unwittingly killing off household brands? The answer to why are our high streets dying is not a simple one, there is no single factor that is causing it. In town parking…

Marijuana Oil

I've written about Marijuana before, but with recent discussion it felt time to add to the original piece. Medically I have no problem with it at all, as I have no problem with the use of opioids. It is insanity not to use what resources we have at…

Freedom of speech vs freedom to be a dick

Everyone has the freedom to their opinion, and to express that opinion. The way in which they convey their view point is not necessarily free to the same extent. You are free to express discontent and even hatred towards someone, however you may not call for their decapitated head. Thoughts…

The Brexit Deal

Yesterday was full of tumultuous hubub. It was as if Olivia Pope had jumped off the pages of a Scandal script. We watched for people to play their hands and waited for the chips to fall. All because of an agreement made on Friday by the Cabinet. I believe…

North To The Top of the Summit

With very mixed messages coming from the U.S. and North Korea, what is actually going on? Claims of Trump canceling the summit as a negotiating tactic are being banded about, but instead could it actually be a press tactic? By cancelling the press won’t build up the meeting, there…

The In Danger Unionist Party

#repealthe8th won by a comfortable 66%, it isn’t earth shattering but it is still 2/3rd's of the population. Leaving Northern Ireland increasingly isolated in its positions on gay marriage and abortion, but what does this mean and for whom? It is probably the most dangerous for unionists. Arlene…

A Perfect Storm From The North

We may not all be the biggest fans of Trump, but in the interest of fairness we must give him credit where it is due. Whilst not personally responsible for the shift in North Korea's stance and willingness to engage in disarmament and peace talks his shift in rhetoric…

Constitutional Monarchies FTW

The monarch acts like a keel to steady the ship. Whilst politicians change and political parties shift, a monarch remains the same. Moving more slowly, this anchors people. Reducing the feeling of the world shifting beneath your feet. Constitutional monarchies are the best political system we have discovered. Whilst…

Politics the Original Hostile Environment

Home Secretary is a notoriously impossible position to keep, with some governments going through 6 in 8 years. What makes it such a difficult a position to stay in? The Home Office is a palace of numbers filled with human stories. One person can not oversee and be expected…

A Windrush of Headlines

News of the Windrush generation has been hounding headlines. People from all across the political spectrum demanding that the Windrush generation are British citizens and should not be force to leave the country. Yet there is no evidence that any one has been force to leave. When asked what…