To Educate is to Empower

Many of my peers who fall into the 18-24 category will (albeit embarrassedly) admit that they have little to no knowledge about politics. As we have gotten older some have ventured to educate themselves through reading the newspaper or watching the news, but they lack a fundamental understanding of our political system. 



Northern Ireland - A Burning Problem

Northern Ireland. It’s tiny, it’s across a sea, and the main UK political parties don’t run there (whether they should is a topic for a different debate). Often, there is no incentive to engage with difficult issues because they won’t win elections.

However, the recent political scandals in Northern Ireland highlights just how important this small country can be.




Anticipations Editorial: Education and Opportunity

It is an exciting and daunting challenge for me to take on the editorship of Anticipations against the backdrop of recent changes in the world. The UK voted to leave the EU, Donald Trump is president elect of the United States, and many of Labour’s sister parties in Europe join us hesitantly watching the rise of the “alt-right”.

 


Labour’s women’s problem

In my years here in this House I have long heard the Labour Party ask: what does the Conservative Party do for women? It just keeps making us prime minister.’



Theresa May’s first PMQs identified a terribly kept secret - the fact that Labour is failing women.

 

Nowhere was this better demonstrated than during Angela Eagle’s six-day leadership bid.