Category Archives: Politics

Parliament Passes Gay Marriage Bill

I was heartened on Tuesday to see that Parliament passed the Gay Marriage bill – and by a large majority. 400 MPs voted in favour of the Bill and 175 voted against. Happily, both my own MP (a Lib Dem) … Continue reading

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US Election: Oh thank Christ

That was my reaction when I woke up yesterday morning to the news that Barack Obama had retained his hold on the White House. It’s fascinating to me how my own country (UK) and America differ despite our historic similarities. … Continue reading

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The Republican Nomination Race Gets Even Sillier

In America, the race for the Republican Party nomination has hit a new low. This is the latest attack ad, funded by Newt Gingrich’s campaign (or possibly one of these mysterious organisations now allowed under US law which are not … Continue reading

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2011: The Year When A Hell Of A Lot Happened

This year has been incredibly eventful. Think about it. We’ve had the Arab Spring, the Osama Bin Laden raid, the deaths of Colonel Ghaddafi, Kim Jong-Il and Amy Winehouse, the Royal wedding, the other Royal wedding, Occupy protests springing up … Continue reading

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Official Worldwide Truce For 2012 Olympics

I had no idea the concept of a truce during the Olympics existed in the modern Games, but apparently it does. Through a herculean effort, British diplomats have persuaded every country in the world to agree to a truce during … Continue reading

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The Referendum: Yes Or No To AV?

On Thursday, the UK will vote in our first referendum since the seventies. We will get to decide whether we switch our electoral system from first past the post to the alternative vote method. First Past The Post Our current … Continue reading

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Congresswoman Giffords Shot In Arizona

As you’ve probably heard, a Congresswoman from Arizona was shot in the head at close range yesterday. A number of other people were also shot and several were killed, including a 9 year-old girl and the Chief Judge of Arizona. … Continue reading

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