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?
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?
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?
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
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’
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
Author - Oliver Wootton Current polling reports suggest that the fate of the NHS is a hot topic that the general public want answers to leading up to the General Election. In this article I will be discussing the current state of the NHS to help you understand where we are at. The first thing … Continue reading Who is responsible for the ‘Under-funded’ NHS? – Need to knows for the General Election
Author - Oliver Wootton Double digits down in the polls means a lot of work has to be done by Jeremy Corbyn Shadow Labour PM before the next General election. What are his options? All out victory... (Option A) To convince the voting population to give Labour a majority, this does not seem as far … Continue reading How can Labour win the election? – Options for Jeremy Corbyn
Author - Oliver Wootton Well lets start before 2011... Prior to then a Prime Minister would act upon an old constitutional doctrine called the Royal Prerogative, by using such power they were able to call a General Election whenever they thought appropriate. The view of 'appropriate' is entirely subjective on the Prime Minister which causes … Continue reading How do they call for an election? -The Prime Minister and their powers