Abeer Sharma

Abeer Sharma

Abeer previously contributed and devised a popular football podcast for a Guardian award-winning student website. He read Law at City University London and currently works within the legal profession in Buckinghamshire as a Trainee Solicitor.

Cold as Ice: Falling out of love with the England football team

Cold as Ice: Falling out of love with the England football team

10 June 1998. On a balmy Wednesday afternoon in France, the 16th FIFA World Cup was about to commence. On Auntie Beeb, Des Lynam, he of the moustache, insouciant demeanour and oak-panelled cadence, welcomed millions of viewers to the latest edition. On the pitch, it was Brazil versus Scotland. There...

3 reasons Liverpool were right to keep Coutinho

3 reasons Liverpool were right to keep Coutinho

It was one of the transfer sagas that defined this summer. Barcelona, having been browbeaten by Qatari petrodollars into selling Neymar, pursued Liverpool’s Phillipe Coutinho with offers that reportedly went over £120 million. Despite the usual smorgasbord of press stories, causal Catalan tapping-up and a transfer request from the player,...

Jacob Rees-Mogg in “serious contention” to become the next leader of the Conservative party

The Tories would be Moggs to make Jacob leader

Since winning a first general election majority for 23 years in May 2015, the Conservative Party has been little short of dire having been left to its own devices in government. U-turns, party splits and a never-ending NHS crisis were the aperitifs for the dog’s dinners that were the 2016...

Could the Lib Dems win the snap election?

Could the Lib Dems win the snap election?

As far as political polling goes you could do far worse than keeping an eye on Business Insider. The industry rag samples double the amount of people than regular pollsters and correctly tipped an exit from the European Union in last year's election against all the odds. And following the...

Four reasons we will miss Barack Obama

Four reasons we will miss Barack Obama

The United States of America is now a little over a month away from Day One of its tangoed, toupee’d era under the man known as “The Donald”. Whether Donald Trump performs a volte-face on his more controversial pledges to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country, build that “wall”...

Desperately Seeking… The Liberal Democrats?

Desperately Seeking… The Liberal Democrats?

“Darling it’s me Tim Farron, your husband!” “Police- there’s a person in my bed who thinks he’s Nick Clegg.” Jibe from the ever-hilarious Newsrevue cannon aside, amidst the maelstrom that has been the summer of 2016 in British politics, the Lib Dems have been conspicuous by their absence. The fall-out...

Losing The Battle For Europe’s Soul

In or Out? Reviewing the Evening Standard EU Debate

IN: Chuka Umunna (Labour MP for Streatham) Carolyn Fairburn (Director-General of the CBI) Rohan Silva (Tech entrepreneur) OUT: Daniel Hannan (Conservative MEP) Munira Mirza (Former Deputy Mayor for Health and Education) Jenny Jones (Green Party peer) On 7th June, the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington staged a debate held...

Redbridge Indian Communities React To ‘Patronising’ Goldsmith Campaign

How To Lose The Mayoral Race And Alienate People

By Abeer Sharma Soon after midnight on Saturday morning, Labour’s Sadiq Khan vanquished his Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith and became the next Mayor of London. Khan’s comprehensive victory was the denouement in what ultimately proved a procession of a mayoral race. This was in no major part down to Zac...