Q: How does parliament work?

What happens after June 8th? 1. Form a Government After the election there will be 650 MPs that will have been elected by YOUR VOTES. If one party obtains more than 326 MPs they have a majority of the votes and therefore can pass laws. This party will form a government. If no single party … Continue reading Q: How does parliament work?

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Opinion: We Must Rewind the Clock

The time is currently 2.5 minutes to midnight. Time in most senses marches onwards without us having any possible say in things. Yet as the mechanism behind the minute hand of the world's doomsday clock creaks and threatens to move we must step back from the brink and wind the clock back. The situation all … Continue reading Opinion: We Must Rewind the Clock

THE ROLE OF A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL IN POLITICS

I want to start off by putting it out there that I don’t have answers. The other week I found myself stressing out about my moral obligation to fight against what I think is wrong. That’s why I want to talk about my relationship with politics in this article. I don’t know a lot about … Continue reading THE ROLE OF A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL IN POLITICS

Our man in Denmark (or the EYP at least)

An Englishman, an Italian and a German walk into a room. Sounds like the start of a bad joke; doesn’t it? Well actually this is the entire concept of the European Youth Parliament (EYP): bringing people of all different nations together within Europe to discuss European issues. Through cheap flights and the internet all the … Continue reading Our man in Denmark (or the EYP at least)

Why the “Women’s March on Washington” will make history.

On January 21st 2017 people of all genders, races and ages joined in the "Women's March on Washington". Its primary purpose was to highlight the sexist remarks made by Donald Trump and to oppose his potential plan of abolishing abortion, issues fundamentally concerning women, and was therefore named "The Women's March". However, this sparked many … Continue reading Why the “Women’s March on Washington” will make history.

Why are so many men distancing themselves from feminism?

Feminist: A person who supports women’s rights on the grounds of the equality of the sexes. If feminism just means equality between the sexes, why do many men shy away from the label of feminist? What is causing men to be so disillusioned with the idea of feminism? Obviously there are men who identity as … Continue reading Why are so many men distancing themselves from feminism?

Destroy your enemies with debating (politely).

2016 wasn't great and 2017 isn't starting too well either. Why? Young people often feel disconnected and dismayed at today's politics. They don't feel that politicians work for them or work for values that they hold. Yet despite the challenges ahead of us, as individuals and as a generation it is still possible to make … Continue reading Destroy your enemies with debating (politely).