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Political Promise 2010-2011

In Newswire on January 2, 2012 at 12:17 am

Happy New Year to all readers and writers of Political Promise. Thank you for your support, comments and contributions. In two years, we blazed the trail to get our voices heard, set the news agenda and make some good friends in the process. After much deliberation, and on the 2 year anniversary of the site’s setting up, I have decided to shut up shop. Unlike most sites, which vanish mysteriously, I will keep the site running so the articles (of varying degrees of quality) can remain active and published. I am going to concentrate on writing on other platforms (if they’ll have me) and university. I want to thank Matt and Will who gave me the inspiration to do it, Sam and Lewis for making me realise it was time to stop, Jamie for designing our magazine and general persistance of me, Declan and Ani the only official-est members of PP staff and all the writers. But thank you, most of all, for reading.

Charlie Edwards

On the first day of Christmas PP gave to me…

In Newswire on December 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

…a club remix of Margaret Thatcher’s ‘no confidence debate’ in November 1990! (Featuring a terrible impression of John Major and a random girl fist-pumping)

The Iron Lady Trailer

In Newswire on November 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Media panned for bloody Gaddafi pictures

In Newswire on October 21, 2011 at 9:06 am

Yesterday, Political Promise published one of the last pictures taken of Libya’s former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, along with news websites, blogs and television channels across the world. I apologise if that picture caused you any distress, dear reader, I take full responsibility for what is published on this site. However, the merciless need to attack the media whiffs of rank hypocrisy. Journalists may not be everyone’s cup of tea at the moment as the latest hacking revelations are uncovered, but the news must be reported. For the people who showed courage and save lives from the rubble of the twin towers, should we not published pictures of the planes? For the Libyan people, with “the courage of lions” celebrating freedom this morning, should we not distribute the last images of their tyrant’s downfall? We did not celebrate his death, we did not blog about which dictator is next, just the facts.


In Newswire on October 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Top story today is the capture and killing of the former Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. More follows… Read the rest of this entry »

Vote for Political Promise in Total Politics Blog Awards

In Newswire on August 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

What a year it has been for Political Promise. We have reached over 100,000 computer screens across the UK and have built a network of hundreds of students who have had articles published. Please please please vote for us in the Total Politics Blog Awards 2011 and if you want to get involved and write for PP, get in touch.


Osama Bin Laden Dead

In Newswire on May 2, 2011 at 8:18 am

Approximately 4.30 GMT, an tiny troop of Americans attacked a compound in Pakistan which they believed housed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda and man responsible for thousands of deaths through terrorism. After a short “firefight”, Bin Laden was killed. Read the rest of this entry »

Political Promise is now on YouTube!

In Newswire on April 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm


We will have original stories and videos, as well as a library of the best political videos on the net, so if you have any suggestions for a video, story or category, let us know. As well as blog contributors, we are now looking for video contributors and archivists. If you want to produce videos for our channel or help us put together our youtube political archives, email us!

What’s In Issue 2 of PP Magazine

In Newswire on March 26, 2011 at 8:55 am

In the next issue of Political Promise, released next week: Read the rest of this entry »

Is a downgraded debt a risk worth paying to protect the environment?

In Newswire on March 26, 2011 at 8:39 am

On Thursday, Moody’s issued a report on the state of Britain’s economy and issued a warning that Britain’s coveted AAA rating was under threat, writes Ust Oldfield. Read the rest of this entry »