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Category: Politics

All those manifestos (2019 Election)

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Now that the election is over, the manifestos that the political parties have made for this election will probably be removed from the parties’ websites over the next few weeks. So I’ve uploaded (nearly) all of them onto my server and put the links to them below. Do whatever you like with them. Conservative Manifesto […]

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We will be leaving the European Union on 31st January 2020.

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As I am writing this, at 5.09am, the Conservatives have just passed the 326-seat mark needed to form a majority government. This means that, assuming they pass the deal in Parliament, which they now certainly will, we will be leaving the EU on 31st January 2020. Labour has lost many of their seats in their […]

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2019 Election Prediction: There will be another hung Parliament.

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I think that today’s election will result in another hung Parliament. It seems that the Conservatives won’t have another minority government with the DUP due to the Irish border issue, so if they don’t achieve a majority in Parliament, then Labour will probably team up with either the Liberal Democrats (if they are 10 – […]

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The campaigning has begun and all sides are now showing their true selves

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And… we’re off! The third general election in 5 years has well and truly begun. All sides have started firing their slogans and promises onto our television screens, doorsteps and Facebook feeds. But it seems that there is more at stake for all sides in this election than any other in recent history. Obviously, there’s […]

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Who should you vote for in this General Election?

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A general election has been recently called by Parliament and it is definitely going to be dominated by one thing: Brexit. In two hours, I have created a tool that you can use to figure out which political party you may want to vote for, based on your views on Brexit. Try it out! No […]

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Why no Brexit would be a catastrophe

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As of Friday 22nd March, one petition has gained 3.4 million signatures. It was for revoking Article 50 and remaining in the EU. A day later, there was a large “People’s Vote” protest in London, which hundreds of thousands attended. Staying in the EU or doing a second referendum would be a catastrophe for democracy. […]

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Why a no-deal would bring more certainty than May’s deal

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Theresa May went to Brussels and negotiated a deal which would leave us in most parts of the single market and the customs union until at least 2022. And it’s up to the EU as to when we can leave the customs union & single market. This is the exact opposite of the “strong and […]

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