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An earthquake which never happened.

Television debates are something that are part and parcel of US presidential elections. With Labour and Conservatives locked in a stalemate, do TV debates increase political participation amongst undecided young voters or are they...

Netanyahu: Controversy or Truth?

Newly re-elected Prime Minister Netanyahu won his campaign by a strong margin, but was his tactic fair? He alienated 20% of the electorate at the cost of severely impairing US-Israeli Relations. What does this...

Communism is Coming.

Our new writer, Henry Davies, ponders whether communism is merely a natural stage in the political and economic evolution of a nation, and whether one day, it will be heading to our green and...

The Debate: An Alternative Outcome

Today is the 7 way leaders’ debate. Who will come out on top? Who will make a major gaffe? Jacob Whitehead, writing a special edition of PoliticalBeat, asks: Who cares? PoliticalBeat By Jacob Whitehead (@jwhitey98) _________________ ‘It’s...

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...

Who wants a slice of the pie?

T o some, the first past the post (FPTP) system creates stable majority governments; to others, it is not truly representative, and makes it impossible for smaller parties to make leeway – the antithesis of democracy....

Police State.

‘The land of the free and home of the brave.’ Bravery, or due process of law, is not enough to protect citizens from police brutality in the USA. In a country where people are...

What are we without welfare?

T his parliament has seen extensive welfare reforms by Iain Duncan Smith’s Department for Work and Pensions, accompanied by inflated rhetoric on both sides of the political spectrum. Katy Bennett asks whether the debate...

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...

Ed Miliband: A True Leader

A   fter seeing Ed Miliband speak at a recent Labour conference, Will Matthias examines the Labour leader under the microscope and offers his own verdict.     PoliticalBeat By Will Matthias _______________  ...

Miliband’s 15 Minute Meals

Ed’s kitchen has much, much more than Sarah Vine may have noticed with her eyes. Jacob Whitehead peels the layers away to show us the Milibands’ proletarian palace in its full glory. YouthVoice By...

Freedom Of Expression is being killed in Russia

You may have seen Filibuster’s Twitter coverage on the recent assassination of Boris Nemtsov. Jack Mountford explains compares how our freedoms compare to the dying flower of free speech in Putin’s Russia. Where In The World? By Jack...

Why Race Equality Matters in Elections

The upcoming election on May 7 has been overshadowed by politicians exploiting voters’ fears about immigration, asylum seekers and Islam. Voters need an open and honest debate without inflamed jingoistic rhetoric; we must not...

A New Brand of Politics

Our new writer, Emily Hawkins, sums up why most young people believe in Russell Brand, don’t care about Westminster, hate politicians and why our democracy is smelling stagnant. But it doesn’t have to stay...

The Participation Crisis: there may yet be hope.

There has been a visible decline in turnout figures at general elections held in the UK and other forms of political participation for almost half a century now. In the 2010 general election, there...