Author: Matt Smith

President Obama wipes away a tear whilst announcing his plan to take executive action to introduce stricter gun controls. (Photo: Time)

The British are coming

As Barack Obama enters his final year as President, Matt Smith examines the problem of partisanship that has plagued his tenure from start to (almost) finish. In the USA there exists a crippling phenomenon...

The many headed hydra of gender inequality

Good progress has been made in breaking down women’s stereotypes. However, the stereotypes that still exist for men are just as damaging, and not just for the men themselves. Over the last decade society...

I want a slice of the pie.

O n May the 7th 2015 Britain will go to the polls to decide which bunch of politicians will get to run around Number 10 for the next five years. However what is on...

Pants on Fire

W   ith politicians only being marginally more trusted than estate agents and second-hand car salesmen, Matt Smith, 17, asks why confidence in Westminster has been shaken so fundamentally, and what can be done...

Coalitions: What are they good for?

To me at least, it feels like this article belongs almost 5 years ago, when the coalition government first arrived in office, I remember sitting in the car listening on the radio to that...

Safe Seats: Why single-party domination means burning your ballot can be more satisfying than using it.

The term ‘safe seats’ is one of that confusing collection of political jargon that floats up around every election like excrement in a swimming pool. It refers to a constituency that votes for the...

“A British moon on a British stick”

On Wednesday the 14th of January, comedian Al Murray announced that he would be standing for as a parliamentary candidate for South Thanet. This also happens to be the constituency my old friend, Mr...

YOU MUST NOT IGNORE US.

In recent months the Green party has witnessed an unprecedented surge in popularity, with a 57% increase in party membership. However it appears that the rest of the UK’s media want the party to...

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