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Political Promise: A Year On

In Matt Gardner on January 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Matt Gardner looks at what Political Promise has achieved a year on.

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Remembrance Day

In Matt Gardner on November 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Matt Gardner talks about Remembrance Day, and why you should pay your respects.

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Benefits, unemployment, double dip recession and murmuring of a ‘lost generation’

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm

By Joseph Raffell

These are the headlines that we read every single day and with recent figure suggesting unemployment is around 7.8% the coalition government is tackling the dual problems of getting people back into work whilst cutting cost on expenditures such as benefits. Read the rest of this entry »

Why we should welcome the Pope’s visit

In Graeme Morrison on August 8, 2010 at 10:42 am

By Graeme Morrison


In September of this year Pope Benedict XVI will make his first official visit to the UK, in which Britain’s Catholic population will be able to attend Holy Mass celebrated by the German Pontiff. For many, this will be a once in a life time opportunity and for others it will be a nostalgic reminder of the last Papal visit in 1982. It is against a backdrop of increasing hostility towards religious faith, that I feel the Pope’s visit is something we should be glad of. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging for a Better Future?

In Dan Owens on August 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

By Daniel Owens

Blogging. A very 21st century idea. So, here I am, having just finished my degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Lancaster and I am waiting for my new job to begin; it has me wondering why more people don’t blog. I wrote my very first article for Political Promise in the run up to the General Election, sometime around the start of April 2010 and to be honest – it is one of the best things I have ever done. Read the rest of this entry »

An Evening with Ed Miliband

In Conor Campbell on August 7, 2010 at 8:37 am

By Conor Campbell

Surrey Heath is Michaels Gove’s constituency, and in the recent election he increased his majority from 10,845 to 17,289. The Labour candidate Matt Willey received 10.2% of the vote, so it may seem a strange place for Labour Leader candidate Ed Miliband to give a speech and try and convince the few members of the area that he is the man to lead the party. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Northern Ireland Cannot March Away Its Problems

In Conor Campbell on August 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

By Conor Campbell

Every year in the month of July the Orange Order march throughout Northern Ireland to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne which took place in 1690 between the English King James and the Dutch King William, who had dethroned James 2 years previous. The scenes of violence that have being shown on television during these marches are of youths from the mainly nationalist areas  rioting as a  reaction towards these marches taking place, feeling they represent an era of repression of Catholics. Read the rest of this entry »

Could Wikileaks herald a new era of truth?

In Matthew Wheavil on August 2, 2010 at 10:28 am

By Matt Wheavil

Switch on the news. Now imagine your television screen is a picture frame. Then imagine that it is only framing part of the full picture, just a single piece in a jigsaw brimming with alternative perspectives. British and US broadcast journalism is generally speaking, very selective indeed. Their picture of reality is often painted in two shades: Black and White. Red and Blue. Left and Right. Good and Evil. Us and Them. Read the rest of this entry »

Gordon Brown laid the first stones in the road of his post-Prime Ministerial career during a visit to Uganda

In Michael Indian on August 2, 2010 at 10:19 am

By Mike Indian

Against the backdrop of the African Union Summit, Mr Brown spoke about the potential for development in the continent to move it towards being a new engine of global economic growth alongside the other power houses of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Days, One Documentary, and “a series of untruths”

In Vicky Wong on July 31, 2010 at 10:48 pm

By Vicky Wong

Nick Robinson’s recent documentary on the five days after the 2010 General Election, which saw in the new era of British coalition politics, has been the latest instalment attempting to prise apart the Tory-Lib Dem marriage. Read the rest of this entry »