UK Defence at lowest level since ‘Napoleonic era’ – What would Labour do different?

Author - Oliver Wootton Currently circulating around is Labour's 'Draft' manifesto, although not officially approved until tomorrow, it does offer an idea of what Labour intendeds to achieve in power. One topic that is of great importance, given the UK's leave of the EU, is Defence! What have we got, what do we need and … Continue reading UK Defence at lowest level since ‘Napoleonic era’ – What would Labour do different?

BREXIT and Article 50 – Is it possible to reverse?

Author: Oliver Wootton The title poses a two stage question, is it 'legally' and 'politically' possible, to leave the EU (European Union). Both require very different answers, given that just because you can do something, it doesn't mean you should... The Law on BREXIT and Article 50 - Article 50 is the leaving mechanism for … Continue reading BREXIT and Article 50 – Is it possible to reverse?

Conservative Postgraduate changes – Is higher education no longer just for elites?

Author - Oliver Wootton During Labour's election campaign, Corbyn will undoubtedly push his 'free education' policies. A common phrase 'actions speak louder than words' rings to mind. The Labour party during Tony Blair's campaign (97-07), gave greater opportunities for degree students through the 'student grants & loans' scheme. This gave students from a lower income … Continue reading Conservative Postgraduate changes – Is higher education no longer just for elites?

Question Time, Political Debate Shows….A waste of time?

Author - Hemant Chauhan The general public have been conveyed with political talk shows for a long time.  Certainly, shows such as BBC Question Time, Prime Minister’s questions, Sunday Politics, The Andrew Marr Show, etc. have portrayed a type of ‘political correctness’, rather than putting forth issues that do not have a rational solution to … Continue reading Question Time, Political Debate Shows….A waste of time?

Labour and Jeremy Corbyn’s pledges – Need to knows for the General Election

Author - Oliver Wootton It is important in an election you know exactly what you are voting for, to avoid the situations following BREXIT in June 2016. The official 'Manifestos' (A document on how a party will address issues) are due to be published soon in the lead up to the election. This will give … Continue reading Labour and Jeremy Corbyn’s pledges – Need to knows for the General Election

Air Pollution in the UK – Labour says a ‘Public Health Emergency’

Author - Oliver Wootton Latest of the press, Jeremy Corbyn addresses the issue of UK air pollution. Less than one day away our report on UK air pollution is due, this is seen as the 'perfect time' for the government to apply for a delay until after the General Election... Is it just a get … Continue reading Air Pollution in the UK – Labour says a ‘Public Health Emergency’

UK Foreign Aid – Is it enough, where does it go? – Need to knows for the General Election

Author - Oliver Wootton The latest news coming from the Conservative party is that our 'Global Aid' budget will remain at 0.7% of National Income. That is of course, as long as the Conservatives regain power following the election on the 8th June. I will try and answer some of the common questions associated with … Continue reading UK Foreign Aid – Is it enough, where does it go? – Need to knows for the General Election

Banking Regulation…A U-turn for Trump! 

Author - Hemant Chauhan President Trump’s first 100 days has proved rather entertaining for the media, in the public domain.  Certainly his statements and political decisions have proved controversial, perhaps without any rationality behind doing so.  The 45th President now desires a reform in banking regulation, and has proposed a “haircut on Dodd-Frank”.  This undermines … Continue reading Banking Regulation…A U-turn for Trump!