In Defence of Liberty

Driven by data; ridden with liberty.


One of the assumptions underlying political populism is that if a party adopts a popular policy then the party itself will become popular. David Miliband, the former South Shields MP … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

And Then There Were Four

Founded in 1900 by the Trades Union Congress, the Labour Representation Committee sought to bring working class opinions into the House of Commons, working with the Independent Labour Party [1]. … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment


To an onlooker, the workings of the British Parliament may seem labyrinthine. It is important to understand that a proposed law must pass through multiple stages in order to become … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

It is so ordered

After a historic ruling by the Supreme Court [1], the United States became another country to remove the prohibition on same-sex marriages nationwide. The fourteen states with bans can no … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

South West General Election 2015 Dashboard

Data analysis and data visualisation are becoming increasingly important in the circles of business and politics. Using Tableau Public 9.0 [1], I’ve created a dashboard that allows the user to … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Final Fantasy VII: A Legend Reforged

The reunion at hand may bring joy. It may bring fear, but let us embrace whatever it brings: for they are coming back. At last, the promise has been made. … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magna Carta

It was the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. At Runnymede, where King John signed the original accord in 1215, Prime Minister David Cameron said: Why do … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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