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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Forza Jules

After spending months in an induced coma, the French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has passed away [1]. Bianchi, aged 25, crashed his Marussia F1 car into a recovery vehicle … Continue reading

July 19, 2015

Michelle Donelan’s Maiden Speech

Elected in the 2015 General Election, Michelle Donelan gave her maiden speech, as Conservative MP for the Chippenham constituency. The video may be seen on the Parliament Live website [1], … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

On the Living Wage

A surprise component of the first Conservative Budget since 1996 was a raise in the national minimum wage [1]. Delivering his seventh Budget [2], Chancellor George Osborne said: Because let … Continue reading

July 13, 2015

A Link to the Past 12/07/2015

Articles of the Month Olivier Blandchard (iMFdirect): Greece: Past Critiques and the Path Forward James Bloodworth (Left Foot Forward): Why every Labour member should┬áread the new Policy Exchange report Cllr … Continue reading

July 12, 2015

A Brief Note on Twitter

Twitter is a popular political platform, but its post limit of 140 characters means simplification and sensationalism are encouraged. The longest and most arduous discussions I had on Twitter was … Continue reading

July 5, 2015


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

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