I never really considered myself religious, preferring to focus on the world of politics. I have studied politics for ten years culminating in my Phd. What I learn is surprising, that life is infinitely more complex and there are more unknowns in the world that I previously thought. I learned that you never really stop … More Why I became a Jedi – By Dr Mark Kirkham
Protects jobs through maintaining unfettered access to the EU market. This protects up to 3 million jobs in the UK alone, it gives our businesses free unfettered access to the largest trading bloc in the world. 47% of trade is done with the rest of the EU. Keeps the price of food low and … More What has the EU ever done for us?
This is a simple article designed counter the myth that the EU is undemocratic. There are three important decision making bodies in the EU. They include the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European commission. How exactly do the British people elect these bodies? We directly elect the European Parliament in … More The lack of democracy in the EU is a myth
After walking down revolution square in Bucharest two days after the resignation of the Romanian government led by Victor Ponta, the feeling in the air was palpable. Although the square was surrounded by police and the protests had largely died away, there was still a strong palpable feeling of triumph in the air. Ordinary Romanians … More An Englishman in Romania: a journey that changed my life
I truly believe that this year is one of the most exciting years since I can remember. The American Presidential race is certainly one of the biggest highlights. Despite the fact the media loves to constantly talking about Donald Trump, this overlooks as huge change that is happening. The possibility of electing Bernie Sanders … More We are living in a new era of hope
In four months time it is highly likely the British people will have to decide whether or not to stay in the EU. This referendum has been described as the most important decision for a generation, those who get to vote in June will most likely never have a chance again.So in this blog post … More Should we stay in or leave the EU?
So what are we dealing with currently in Syria and Iraq? So called ISIS have become determined, well equipped, well organized and well-funded. This organization became prominent “following the June 2014 military advance over northern Iraq(International Crisis Group, 2014:3) The so called Islamic State now controls a huge expanse of territory in Iraq and Syria … More Could a hybrid state be a path way to peace in Syria?