UK politics analysis

UK politics analysis, covering some of the most significant political topics in the United Kingdom, analysing the consequences and the potential aftermath.

UK budget Autumn Statement 2014 analysis

UK budget Autumn Statement 2014 analysis

Chancellor of the exchequer, George Osbourne, delivered yet more updates for the UK budget with his 2014 Autumn Statement, but the question is what exactly it all means for the average voter and how does it potentially impact the outcome of the 2015 general election. Continuing on from our analysis of the full 2014 UK(…)

Simple analysis of George Osbourne’s 2014 UK budget

Simple analysis of George Osbourne’s 2014 UK budget

You’ve probably seen a few news features on the budget on the TV or even scan-read an article or two to get a rough approximation of what George Osbourne’s 2014 UK budget announcement actually means for you, but maybe it doesn’t all quite make sense. To cut to the chase, and make it easier to(…)

David Cameron’s Sri Lanka visit

David Cameron’s Sri Lanka visit

We don’t often credit politicians, let alone Prime Ministers, because nine times out of ten they’re at best 50% wrong, but in David Cameron’s visit to Sri Lanka and his call for an inquiry into war crimes and attempts to raise awareness for human rights issues there was a surprise move that we can’t help(…)

Are Russell Brand’s politics nearly right?

Are Russell Brand’s politics nearly right?

Russell Brand recently faced the steely eyeballs of Jeremy Paxman and his fluffy little beard, eschewing his own views on politics in his erudite and fanciful way, and while Paxman made light of the conversation on the whole there were definitely a few nuggets of truth in what he was saying. However, Rusty Rockets was(…)

Nick Clegg’s Lib Dem party conference 2013 speech analysis

Nick Clegg’s Lib Dem party conference 2013 speech analysis

2015 may seem like it’s a long way away from now, but if you’re reading the signals from Nick Clegg’s Lib Dem 2013 autumn party conference speech right you’ll know that the contenders are already charging their barrels to ramp up to what has now become a three man showdown for the elections. With more(…)

Conservative government plays the field on sporting legacy

Conservative government plays the field on sporting legacy

We were all inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games. The drama, success, defeat and sportsmanship that it delivered was enough to restore the faith in the UK in even the most cynical of hearts, which is why the latest news for sports playing fields is so hard to take. With such a small country,(…)

Elections 2012

Elections 2012

Last week was a big one for elections where 2012 is concerned. Not only did Ed Milliband’s Labour Party take significant chunks out of the local support for the Conservative government, but there was also a seismic shift in the political mangetout mangetout in France. The jumps to the left are the most significant recent(…)

Two horses die at the 2012 Grand National

Two horses die at the 2012 Grand National

Two horses lost their lives in the 2012 Grand National putting serious doubt on the measures that have been put in place since the previous year’s race, in which 2 horses died also. In a sport that has seen so much criticism for its fatalities, the news comes as further indication that it is still(…)

Ian Hislop’s interview with the Leveson Inquiry

Ian Hislop’s interview with the Leveson Inquiry

The Leveson Inquiry was a significant judicial public inquiry into the practices and ethics of the British press following the News International phone hacking scandal in 2011 and the interview with Ian Hislop during the proceedings was one of the most defining of the case. It’s an inquiry that’s seen a vast array of people(…)

London’s 2011 riots: The Aftermath Analysis

London’s 2011 riots: The Aftermath Analysis

Last week rioters stormed the streets as though out of nowhere. There had been no unrest in the weeks running up to London’s 2011 riots and there has been little trouble since. However, the complexity of the situation goes a lot further than the simple response of a “broken society”. To start with it’s no(…)

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