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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Copy and Haste III: Tampon Tax

The manner in which products and services are categorised for valued added taxation contains many iniquities. Nuts in shells and books are zero-rated for VAT, whilst nuts out of shells … Continue reading

October 30, 2015

The Injustice facing Tara Hudson

Tara Hudson, a transgender woman from Bath, has been imprisoned within all-male prison in Bristol [1]. Bath Magistrates’ Court sentenced Ms Hudson to 12 weeks in HMP Bristol, after admitting … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Ipsos MORI and Cameron’s Popularity

In response to The Kinder Politics [1], which concerned the new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s polling ratings, I was asked the following question on social media: Interestingly you fail to … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

A Link to the Past 12/10/2015

Articles James Bloodworth (Left Foot Forward): 5 things to take from IPPR’s ‘learning the lessons from Labour’s defeat’ report Michael Deacon (Telegraph): How to write a perfect speech for a … Continue reading

October 12, 2015

Copy and Haste II: MPs’ working hours

Left Unity, the mitotic left-wing political party, shared a letter to The Times on social media. This photo received over 6,000 shares on Facebook. The letter reads: Sir, The government … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Grossly Offensive

An elected officer of a students’ union has been arrested for sending threatening and grossly offensive messages. Bahar Mustafa of Goldsmiths, University of London, rose to national prominence [1] after … Continue reading

October 8, 2015

Copy and Haste I: Blackout

The great advantage of social media is that information can be spread swiftly. This increased haste can cause people to lose accuracy in their political statements. George Aylett, a failed … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · 1 Comment