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2/12/14 – Susan Boyle, Shia LaBeouf, Scarlett Johansson

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor @TLE_Lifestyle Susan Boyle has her first boyfriend At 53 years young, Susan Boyle has confirmed that she has her first boyfriend. Isn’t that wonderful? Yes, yes it is. You’ll probably remember from her Britain’s Got Talent audition that she alleged that she’d ‘never been kissed’. Then she did a weird hip gyrating thing. But that’s by the by, ancient history, old news. Because now she’s in a relationship with an American doctor. A doctor who...

Can Democracy Day Improve Electoral Turnout?

By Samuel Fawcett Voter turnout will be a hot topic in the run up to the General Election in May 2015. Disillusionment seems to be the word of the day amongst the politically active in the UK and with public figures such as Russell Brand championing revolution through political inaction, it's clear that something must be done to re-engage the electorate. In his first vlog for The London Economic, Samuel Fawcett discusses whether a Democracy Day could help prompt more people turn...

25/11/14 – AMA Special; One Direction, Cara Delevigne, Nicki Minaj

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor @TLE_lifestyle On Sunday night we were treated to the American Music Awards - a yearly celebration of fine fine music. And also other stuff that isn’t Beyoncé. Did you watch them? Of course you didn’t, you were hungover and probably asleep. To counter that, I’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the news from the evening. You’re welcome. One Direction inadvertently make a man famous One Direction performed an emotional rendition of their new song...

The Podemos Effect

Vlog from Ellis Palmer  Ellis Palmer's new vlog on Spanish politics for The London Economic this week focuses on the latest insurrectionary force in Spanish politics, the Podemos or 'We Can' party. In this edition of the vlog, he analyses: 1) Who Podemos are? 2) How they came about? 3) The different explanations behind their rise to prominence. 4) What effect they will have on on the future of Spanish politics? He'll be back next week, with an analysis of...

Families must communicate more on work and wages

By David Rowsell, head of Money for Life Programme, Lloyds Banking Group Parents are their children’s first financial educators – teaching them how to spend or save and how money is earned. Financial behaviours and decisions – both good and bad – have a powerful influence on children’s financial attitudes and behaviour around money. Recent reports, compiled by family welfare charity, Home-Start, have found that around a third (31 per cent) of adults believe it to be inappropriate to include...

14/11/14 – Kardashian/Jessica Ennis/Diplo

By Charlotte Hope Lifestyle Editor @TLE_Lifestyle Kim Kardashian tries to ‘break the internet’  Kim Kardashian (West), who I’ve frankly given too much Column space to already, has tried to ‘break the internet’in conjunction with Paper magazine, with a cover featuring her famous bottom in all its naked glory. Naked and really greasy looking. It’s huge, everyone. It’s absolutely fucking massive. My friends have commented on what they think is an unattractive part of her body, but I can’t stop looking...

Are We Sleepwalking Into The Next Election? (Part 3 of 6) . . . Debt and a Predatory Economy

By J T Coombes   www.globalmagnacarta.com    @GMagnaCarta In this new millennium 21st century Society is saddled with systems way past their sell by date. . . . A 15th century democratic system, complete with glass ceiling . . . An 11th century monetary system that increasingly holds the world to ransom . . . A 2000 year old surveillance system being replaced by modern technology Voting with what we now have will never solve the problems we now face  In this series...

4/11/14

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor @TLE_Lifestyle Rita Ora gets embarrassed over a tweet  Rita Ora attempted to harness the power of social media to validate her position in the pop world by tweeting something to the tune of ‘if this tweet gets 100,000 retweets I’ll drop my new single on Monday’. At the time of writing it is Monday and no single has been dropped. This is because her tweet didn’t get 100,000 retweets. It’s difficult for me to tell...

Are We Sleepwalking Into The Next Election? (Part 2 of 6) Democracy Surveillance and the Internet

By J T Coombes    www.globalmagnacarta.com     @GMagnaCarta In this new millennium 21st century Society is saddled with systems way past their sell by date. . . . A 15th century democratic system, complete with glass ceiling . . . An 11th century monetary system that increasingly holds the world to ransom . . . A 2000 year old surveillance system being replaced by modern technology Voting with what we now have will never solve the problems we now face  In this...

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