Category Archives: Politics

Enrichment – something to listen to. How will Trump compare to previous US presidents ?

It is unquestionable that, as the Chinese curse goes, we are living in interesting times. If you click here you can listen to Adam Smith attempt to compare Donald Trump to previous US presidents. It is on this Monday – have a listen … Continue reading

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Enrichment – I side with ?

If you click here then you can take a quiz to see which candidate you agree with more. You may also like to watch the final debate below. Mr Kydd.  

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80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street

Today marks the the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. If you click here you can read an excellent piece by Kirsty Major in The Independent. She argues that this has lessons for today. “Eighty years ago today … Continue reading

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Enrichment – historians and the Brexit debate

If you click here you will get to Gideon Rachman’s article in the Financial Times discussing the differing views of historians to the Brexit debate. It is an excellent read, and there is a certain  schadenfreude in watching them fall out with each … Continue reading

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Four days left…

Time is running out! You’ve only got until 18 April to#RegisterToVote if you want to take part in the elections on May 5. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote now.    

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What if no one wins ?

Last politics post for now. What if no one party gets to 326 seats (ie does not win) on Thursday ? There are a couple of excellent posts from the BBC here and here to help you understand what happens next. Mr … Continue reading

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Question Time

If you haven’t made up your mind about who to vote for, then the following links might help you. Below Jeremy Paxman interviews David Cameron and Ed Miliband in March. You might also like to watch last night’s election special from … Continue reading

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FiveThirtyEight / Manifestos

Obviously there is so much being written about the pending election, and some of you will have the vote.  As such, the following websites might be helpful to you. If you click here you will get to the FiveThirtyEight website. This … Continue reading

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Which way should you vote ?

With the election pending, try this test to see how your opinions fit in with the current political parties and their policies. It helps explain that politics is relevant to your life and that without realising it you do care and understand … Continue reading

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