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Monthly Archives: June, 2015


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

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

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

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

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

Hannah’s Sweets

Social media is often unpredictable. Students taking the Edexcel GCSE Mathematics exam caused a consternation, divulging the difficulty of its questions. When edexcel maths goes from talking about sweets to … Continue reading

June 13, 2015

A Link to the Past 12/06/2015

Articles John Blake: Liz Kendall is right about free schools Julie Borowski: No, Here’s Why Libertarians are Mostly Men Charlotte Bowyer (Adam Smith Institute): A blanket ban on psychoactive substances … Continue reading

June 12, 2015