This past week, the Conservative party held their Party Conference in Manchester. Conference was busy as usual – and with current news, it was especially tumultuous. For anyone who has not attended a conference before, it’s the key event of the political year – where politicians, lobbyists, reporters and activists gather for heavy policy discussions.… Read More CPC 17
Rewind 10 years, midday, zoom into a classroom window in the city of Manchester and we’re in Mr Clarke’s History class. Votes, equality, abortion; three themes which dominated the marches in our textbooks. All of a sudden, it was ok to talk about sex, LSD and being gay – after all, we were being graded essentially… Read More Saturday 21st January, Women’s March
Adam Smith (1723 – 1790) has featured on English money for as long as I can remember – a fascinating creature for those who identify as followers of the invisible hand or free market economics. I’ve played around with the idea of regulation a fair bit – hey ho, I ended up doing a Masters in the… Read More Adam Smith: the ultimate hero?
With the new Parliamentary term in session and the spotlight on Theresa May’s every move, the idea of allowing schools to transition into grammar schools has certainly caused a stir. Considering Theresa’s portfolio (Shadow Education Secretary in the late 90’s/ early 00’s), this one’s probably been on the shelf for some time – after all, I… Read More Grammer Schools (Grammar*)
Once the Leader is firmed up and proceedings begin for the terms, it will be vital for the Chancellor and responsible negotiators to ensure they allow the UK financial market access to the Single Market. This will undoubtedly require the terms to accept freedom of movement. This very notion already unhinges on what BREXIT will… Read More Brexit negotiations: access to the single market
With BREXIT taking over the headlines, I thought it would be useful for a clear understanding of Article 50 to be laid out. The UK will be the first country to trigger Article 50. The wording in the Lisbon Treaty is deliberately vague, giving each Member States the flexibility of how, and when to invoke… Read More Article 50, Treaty of Lisbon