Politics

An insight into politics from the views of GSN
13.6.19

A Simple Choice - the Perceptions and Misconceptions of Brexit

What’s in a word? Every so often, the Oxford English Dictionary decides to include a host of new words following a review. At such a time, one word might well warrant exclusion for the simple complexities...

30.5.19

European Election Results: Britain Remains Divided

As Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to leave Downing Street, Britain’s future remains unclear. When the margins between Remain and Leave are so close – as exemplified in the results for the European...

05.2.19

I Know You Don’t Want to Hear It, the Dreaded B Word, but I’m Going to Say It...

Understandably, people of Britain have had this word crammed down their throats since 2016 and, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. And neither do its consequences. It is...

16.1.19

A Recap of Macron’s Gilets Jaunes' Civil War

With the festive period now drawn to a close and seasonal reminders of peace and goodwill a fond memory, it is easy to forget that in France, civil strife still rages with the ongoing protest of the gilets...

15.1.19

On the Eve of Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May continues to battle against an increasingly antagonistic House of Commons. Brexit negotiations with the European Union have come to an end for now, with European Commission...

04.12.18

Universal Credit: What Is It?

Aimed to be fully completed by March 2022, the Universal Credit system has been a topic of debate between members of Parliament. The policy combines Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Income Support,...

14.10.18

Brexit: The Ongoing Story

Theresa May’s recent Chequers plan continues (or rather, does not move along at all) the discussion around Brexit. May’s proposal incorporates security, the economy, ‘future areas of cooperation’...

02.8.18

Salvini’s Anti-Migrant Policy Puts Italy on Collision Course with the E.U and the...

Boats full of refugees entering Italian waters are nothing new, but since the escalation of the conflict in Libya, more migrants are making the journey to southern Italy, with a 15% increase in 2018. This...

29.7.18

Brexit Breakup

Brexit is a term we have all become well accustomed to. The fact of the matter, though, is that Brexit is an enigma. The only area which is totally transparent to the public is that the current prime minister...

11.7.18

Boris Johnson Resignation

Boris Johnson and David Davis have both resigned from Theresa May’s cabinet. Davis’ may have been the first resignation, but Johnson appears to have taken centre stage. Johnson has been an unpredictable...

05.7.18

Women’s Rights and Anti-Abortion Laws in Ireland

For most, pregnancy is an enjoyable, exciting and enlightening period for both men and women as they nurture and observe a tiny life grow within the body. Whether the pregnancy is planned or unplanned,...

14.1.18

Smart Barcelona Focussing on Its People

I was recently in Barcelona attending the Smart City World Congress. With Catalonia and its capital city Barcelona in the international political spotlight, it was a fascinating time to be there again....

07.1.18

National vs City-Based Democracy

There are some interesting but at the same time disturbing developments in politics around the world at the moment. This is mainly driven by the fact that people no longer trust their traditional politicians...

27.12.17

Catalonia's Political Problems

Recent years have seen a political fracture across the West. With the independence referendum in Scotland, the Brexit vote, the rise of Trump in America and the growing momentum of right wing reactionary...

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