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Be A Voice: The Venezuela Crisis

Be A Voice: The Venezuela Crisis

“Over the past couple of weeks, I have read, listened, and read some more. I have seen the clips of desperate Venezuelans, hungry and bloodied by a failed socialist experiment, which has turned a potentially wealthy economy into a farcical socialist catastrophe. I have also listened to the Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner on Andrew Marr and it does not make for comfortable viewing. This is my take on the current situation in Venezuela.”

Be A Voice: Cash for Constituencies

Be A Voice: Cash for Constituencies

“Parliamentary votes in exchange for cash doesn’t solve any of the major debates that now surround the Brexit deal, such as the Irish border, freedom of movement or membership of the customs union. Labour MPs who would accept such an arrangement should understand that their compliance would allow these debates to be avoided and a botched deal to be passed through parliament at a vital point in British politics.”

Be a Voice: What Brexit Shows About Democracy

Be a Voice: What Brexit Shows About Democracy

“Over the last two years, British politics has found itself in a dishonourable state of hypocrisy: the people who wagged their finger at David Cameron for resigning after the referendum are the same people who would have pushed for his resignation, had he not done so himself. Had the remain campaign won the Brexit referendum in 2016, they would be hailing democracy as a righteous and fair phenomenon- instead of insisting on a second referendum, hoping to get a different ‘democratic’ result.”

The youth vote dishevelled the Conservatives, but we haven’t finished yet

The youth vote dishevelled the Conservatives, but we haven’t finished yet

A whopping 72 per cent of young people aged 18-24 voted in the General Election. It was a game changer. Hot off the heels of the EU Referendum I know that myself and my peers rallied round each other to register to vote this year.