Over the past few days I have been doing some preparatory reading for my 2nd year at university; but today I didn't feel like reading. In fact I didn't feel like even thinking about university and I certainly avoided the news sites I frequently visit. This was after I awoke to discover that the government…Read more The Government Has Failed Students – Again
Yesterday was quite an unusual one for me. I had been told to attend an event at the mosque in the afternoon which was being held as the Secretary of State MP Eric Pickles was visiting. Now you must understand that the local mosque is not one which usually hosts these types of visits so…Read more Now Dabbling In The World Of Politics
As promised, the text of the speech I gave. If you have no idea what I am on about then you may want to check THIS post out. Growing up in Hackney, I am like any other Hackney Citizen in that there has always been a desire to be successful at everything I do so…Read more The Speech
Dear Friends, ok so it is time to admit it. I have not been paying as much attention to my blog as I normally do and it isn't only because I am pursuing my interest in spraypaintart. Like a true English student, I have tried to analyse why my interest in my lovely blog has…Read more Dear Dudes and Dudettes
We all know that violence is wrong and should not be used but we also know that it occurs quite frequently in our world. I want to discuss violence when protesting and campaigning for change. Why do people feel the need to turn to violence when protesting on the streets? The fact is, those issues…Read more Turning To Violence?
There are problems with equality. Not in the sense that it should not be something we aspire to but in the way people interpet it to mean different things. Whilst some political ideologies such as conservatism accept the natural hierarchical nature of society, others seek to promote equality simply because it is more 'fair'. I…Read more Equality’s Enigma
Today, the Prime Minister has made teachers in the UK happy. As we speak, they are probably celebrating with as much excitement as the Wizarding Community did when Voldermort was killed. Why? Well today it was announced that the Minister of Education Michael Gove has been moved demoted/sacked/tactically shifted from his position to the Chief…Read more Rearranging The Cabinet
The UK government has released a list of employers who have been found to pay their staff below the minimum wage. Whilst you are aware of my reservations about the minimum wage, this looks like a positive step forward by the government. However, a few things would make it even better. The first is that some…Read more A Step In The Right Direction
One of the great things about studying political ideologies is that you develop the ability to discuss ideas in a calm, logical and open-minded way rather than to simply react with "Oh that is so silly!" One of the bad things about studying political ideologies is that there are exams. Although, they are easier to…Read more Studying Political Ideologies
Whenever a teachers' strike is announced, the government always cries out that it will damage teachers' reputations. What a joke. I say this not because as a student it means a day off-though that would have played a part when I was a child-but because it is a pathetic attempt by the government to persuade…Read more Striking Teachers: Love Them Or Hate Them?
It is like we have been dealt the worst hand. First, the recession causes doom and gloom to abound and then a government comes in that wants to shrink spending, squeeze it until there is nothing left. I do understand the reasoning behind this but education is far more important than winning the next election.…Read more Dear elders, you have failed us.
So today the schools in England are shut. I find it funny how so many parents complain when teachers strike about how they will now have to take care of their children. Surely they have to do the same on a bank holiday or an INSET day? I think it is the government who merely…Read more STRIKE!