Is This The Next British Prime Minister?
In the wake of Labour's colossal defeat at the polls last week and Ed Miliband's rapid exit, the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna has now confirmed he will be standing for the Labour leadership. Viewed as a natural heir to Tony Blair (maybe not a good sign?), the slick ...read more
Why Russell Brand Changed his Mind on Voting Days Before UK Election
Former movie star turned political agitator Russell Brand has made a name for himself for his stance on voting. "I don’t vote," said Brand at the MTV Awards in 2012. "I believe democracy is a pointless spectacle where we choose between two indistinguishable political parties, ...read more
UK Politicians Are Still Clueless on Drug Policy
Last September, it appeared that the Labour Party had chosen to send a message with its choice of international guest speaker at the annual party conference. As Labour have longed used the American Democratic Party as a canary-in-the-mine, the awarding of the stage to New York ...read more
New Wealth Inequality Statistics Prove Conservative Economics Do Not Work
(Image: a golden Ferrari in London) The UK election is heating up with Brits going to the polls in only 1o days time. The political landscape in Britain is deeply fractured with no one party projected to win enough seats to govern outright. The most likely scenario is some sort ...read more
Ed Miliband's Amazing Speech on Mental Illness
By Ben Cohen: If you know anyone affected by mental illness, you can appreciate just how serious it can be, not only for the person suffering but for the family and friends connected to them. Mental illness is a taboo topic that has forced many people afflicted by depression, ...read more
Double Dip Recession in UK Proves Austerity Doesn't Work
By Ben Cohen: After enacting extreme austerity measure in the UK with the promise that cutting spending would solve the economic crisis, the Conservative government has a lot of explaining to do after it was announced last week that Britain was falling back into recession again. ...read more
David Cameron's Murdoch Problem
As more and more details emerge from the phone hacking scandal in the UK, we are seeing a clearer picture of just how deeply intertwined the Murdoch media and political establishment have been. Jeff Jarvis writes: What was exposed in Parliament during the Murdochs' testimony ...read more
Rebekah Brooks Resigns: Beginning of the End?
Image by HowardLake Succumbing to enormous public pressure, Rebekah Brooks has finally resigned from News Corp. From the Telegraph: Mrs Brooks, 43, was editor of the News of the World at the time that the phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler was allegedly hacked on behalf ...read more