What is 'populism'?
“As of last week, Theresa May now has until the 31st October to pass a deal for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Some believe this extension should be used to call a general election- giving the winner a renewed mandate to negotiate a deal and break the deadlock parliament currently finds itself in. Others believe this would further exacerbate the problems.”
“On Wednesday, Home Secretary Sajid Javid wrote to the family of Shamima Begum- a teenager who travelled from London to Syria in 2015 to join ISIS. In this letter, Javid announced that he had decided to revoke their daughter’s citizenship- stating that the nineteen year old’s Bangladeshi heritage means she can apply for citizenship their… The question that remains is whether Javid made the right decision.”
“Holding power to account does not mean that every story has to be Watergate. However, it also means that even simple stories need to be treated with keen accuracy.”
“2018 was, without a doubt, a rollercoaster of a year. Many would argue that Brexit negotiations have progressed no further, more cabinet divisions have ensued, and Labour has failed to offer a strong alternative to this Conservative government. This begs the question- will 2019 be any better? Below are some of the possibilities that could be in store for the year ahead.”
“In February 2018, MP’s voted to leave the Palace of Westminster while it undergoes renovation- begging the question, where should MPs go? As it stands, the Commons would move to Richmond House on Whitehall and the Lords would move to the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. However, this vote triggered calls for a move not simply out of Parliament, but rather- out of London.” Lyell Tweed and Samuel Rhydderch debate.