Following the fire at Grenfell tower there exists a palpable, simmering outrage amongst the British public towards our sitting government. Calls for inquiries, for inquests, for justice and for change have rung out across the country. In response to the condemnation of the elected government tasked with protecting its citizens a handful of outlets have […]Read more "Politicising Grenfell"
In 1948 Britain brought to the world the NHS. It is our national treasure. It is an institution that is owned by the people it serves, young and old, rich and poor. It is an indiscriminate marvel. It is the very best of Britain in everything it is, and it is under attack. The […]Read more "In search of reform – broadening our conversation about the NHS"
Yesterday countless millions marched against Donald Trump’s ban directed at the citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States. The world’s leaders have stayed silent for the most part, in doing so they stand by his side. It is not however the same story for their constituents; to see the unity with which we […]Read more "Trump is as Dangerous as it Gets, But We Must Not Romanticise The Past"
It was likely never the intentions of Mr Cameron and Mrs May to cut funding to the welfare state, blame its inevitable collapse on ‘hordes’ of migrants so as to tease us with promises of a referendum in return for another four years of austerity and a blanket ban on Poles just to leave […]Read more "A Deal with the Devil"
Here we are. The Post-Brexit world, the birds are still singing, the pound has stuttered, Labour capitulates, it’s still raining and one Etonian PM looks set to be replaced by another. The divorce was bound to be one of anger and disbelief and we must offer a little grace to the bewildered 48% that woke […]Read more "Moving Forward; On Brexit"
Beyond the haze emitted by the economic forget-me-nots scattered over the referendum debate, amongst the empty and endless rhetoric being barked from one side of the fence to the other about tariffs, trade deficits and Norway there lies on either side a professed morality and charge of fear cushioning each bid. When we are weighed […]Read more "On Brexit"
In the 1999 science fiction film The Matrix, protagonist Neo is offered two choices: Take the blue pill and return to an illusion or take the red pill and see ‘just how deep the rabbit hole goes’. You are offered the same choice every day, though the fantasies of Lewis Carroll are unimaginative when drawn into comparison with the […]Read more "Take the Red Pill – An Open Letter"