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Study reveals mainly stupid people will vote Brexit

Most intellectuals and averagely smart people have been thinking it for a while now, but finally a study has been released confirming ‘mainly stupid’ people will vote for UK to leave the EU. The study shows that those with low academic attainment, Daily Mail and Sun newspaper readers, Northerners, Monster Energy ...

Gove’s own father denies company failed due to EU

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor When your own dad denies your claims you know you are in trouble, and Brexiteer Michael Gove has just been caught in that net. The Guardian have reported that Gove’s own dad has denied claims his son came out with about his business interest in ...

We’re all poorer for this EU ‘debate’

“Above all, it is criminal to excite anger and discontent without proposing a remedy, or only proposing a false remedy” --- Theodore Roosevelt, How Not to Help Our Poorer Brothers, 1987 Foreigners! Terror! Instability! Economic bombs! Elites! Democracy! Arrest warrants would fill several grand rooms if we were subject to ...

Net migration rose to 3,000 off record level

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor As the EU referendum comes ever closer the news that annual net migration nearly hit record levels, will leave the “Brexiteers,” rubbing their hands with glee. The statistics, released by the Office for National Statistics, show that annual net migration in Britain rose to 330,000 ...

Conservative Party receive over half of all political donations

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Political donations are always a controversial topic and don’t sit well with most voters. Who is giving these gifts and why, are the questions most people wonder, when parties end up with huge sums of money. Well of all the political parties the Conservative Party ...

Umunna says Farage is echoing Enoch Powell

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A prominent Labour politician, Chuka Umunna, has accused the UKIP leader of echoing Enoch Powell. Umunna said that Farage was showing “shades of Enoch Powell” due to his warning that there may be violence on the streets of Britain if immigration kept rising. A vote ...

Parliamentary Sketch

PMQs 11th May – Royal fail & posted workers

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor My lack of knowledge of EU working directives is probably (ok definitely) to blame, but I don’t think I was alone in being temporarily lost in a mail bag when Jeremy Corbyn used up the majority of his questions on the issue of posted workers. ...

Lowest Voter Turn Out Since 2000 Predicted For London Mayoral Contest

As little as 35 per cent of eligible voters could cast their ballet in today's London Mayoral election. According to figures from Sporting Index it could be the lowest voter turnout for a London Mayoral contest since 2000. The company expects Labour’s candidate, Tooting MP Sadiq Khan, to receive 46.5 per ...

Farage criticised for using Brussels attack to argue for Brexit

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor UKIP leader Nigel Farage has come under fire and been called “disgusting” for “cheap political point scoring,” after he used the carnage in Brussels to back his Brexit campaign. The controversial figure has been branded as “disgusting” for using the deadly Brussels attacks as a ...

Shock poll puts Labour in front of Tories

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Labour are ahead in a poll for the first time since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the party, heaping more bad news on the Chancellor. The poll results will make grim reading for the Conservative party who have lost a lot of support over their ...

New poll sees Labour drawing level with Tories

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Like most people I am fairly dubious of polls these days, however according to an ICM poll for the Guardian Labour has drawn level with the Conservative Party. The poll put Labour on 36% up a huge four points, leaving them tied with the conservatives ...

Morrissey ‘Contemplating’ Standing For London Mayor

Morrissey is reportedly thinking about standing for London Mayor in the upcoming elections in May. Morrissey is 6/4 with Betway to challenge Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith for London Mayor in May’s election. The singer has been asked by the Animal Welfare Society to enter the race to succeed outgoing mayor ...

Can a Free Trade Commonwealth replace the EU?

By Dean Hochlaf New Zealand MP, Winston Peters has thrown his voice into the great EU referendum debate, by suggesting Britain leaves the EU, and “heal a rift” with the nations of the Commonwealth that emerged when Britain joined the EEC. He has even gone as far as suggesting a ...

The surrealist Twitter art of George Galloway

By Darragh Roche Confession time: I follow George Galloway on Twitter. Like the dozens of political accounts in my newsfeed, Galloway's can usually pass unnoticed in the blur. Recently, however, I was drawn to his page following some posts about the Grassroots Out campaign – a pro-Brexit group that's seen ...

Isis will be Toasting to the Rise of Far-right Populism

It makes me feel a bit sick thinking about the celebratory mood in Isis bunkers right now; them flipping open their laptops and delighting as schisms escalate, and Western democracy turns in on itself. Watching on with glee as Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, spews xenophobia from a podium, while ...

The Middle Class Decline

Winning the middle class vote has long been seen to be the key to winning a General Election, yet both politically and economically, that demographic is in decline. A new Pew Research study released today found the middle class in America, “after more than four decades of serving as the ...

Why Farage is Unknowingly Aping 17th Century Anti-Catholic Language

By Darragh Roche In 1605, a group of religious extremists nearly bombed the state opening of parliament. If these terrorists had succeeded, the entire English ruling class, including the King, would have been wiped out in an instant. These fanatics hoped the ensuing chaos and panic would give their religion the ...

Tube Strikes; It’s Not about the Money

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor If you ever find yourself hankering for a public execution, take a trip to a fancy wine bar in The City and have a go at defending the industrial action taken by London Underground workers over the Night Tube. It is, as I found out ...

Get out my Country

By Sean Michael Wilson Has any one else picked up on a perverse territorial defence mechanism being used against immigrants who challenge aspects of their adopted country? I recently saw a Japanese person say the following to a foreign person on Facebook during a long debate involving several people, both Japanese and non-Japanese: ...

British Press

The Changing Face of British Politics needs a Different Press

By Pieter Cranenbroek The day after the UK general election, a Dutch journalist commented that ‘as long as the British press is giving out voting advice, you’re better off reading cat blogs.’ Although most European newspapers can be linked to a certain political group, this relationship is rarely as explicit as ...

The Conservatives

Tory Majority; the Improbable Nightmare that Became a Reality

By Alexander Murtagh A few weeks prior to the election even the most senior of Tory politicians wouldn’t have been arrogant enough to even suggest they were in line to win a majority in the House of Commons, but now they have been elected with just that. We have already ...

General Election

First Past the Post: Why the Polls got it Wrong

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor  When the exit polls were revealed at 10pm last night the entire nation was left scratching their heads. Paddy Ashdown said live on television that he will eat his hat if the poll, which left the Liberal Democrats with a measly ten seats in the House ...

What do London’s main parties say about Arts and Culture?

Not got around to voting yet? Take a look at what the main parties active in London want to do with arts and culture. Labour Labour wants to guarantee a universal entitlement to a creative education so that every young person has access to cultural activity and the arts in schools and ...

Freedom of Speech General Election

Where do the Main Parties Stand on Freedom of Expression?

By David Binder With the election mere days away, and with all manner of policies, arguments, counter-arguments, slogans, tweets and hashtags swamping us, you could be forgiven for not knowing who to vote for. One way to help navigate this dilemma is to ask ‘what matters to me/my family/my dog/my ...

Politician Race against Poverty ASAP

A Flourishing Life

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) have created an infographic to demonstrate the role political parties play in enabling a flourishing life. With the impending General Election just two days away, the group of leading academics have completed an audit of the political parties’ manifestos in order ...

Westminster General Election Certainties

2015 General Election: The Five Certainties

By Jack Peat, TLE Editor The only thing we can say for certain in the run-up to the 2015 General Election is that there are no certainties. Set to be the closest fought election in recent history the electorate is split and Westminster is divided. Very few political commentators feel confident enough to ...

Whigs are Back

The Whigs are back!

By David Binder  Alongside the more established parties, General Elections usually bring their fair share of serious and not so serious smaller parties, and 2015 is no exception. One party making something of a comeback is the Whig Party. Whilst to some the Whig name will illicit visions of politics of ...

Westminster

10 Crazy Coalition Governments you may end up voting for.

By James Emslie We're off. Another scramble to be Britain's most powerful man. This time round, we are faced with quite a choice, largely because we haven't got one. A power sharing deal between the Conservatives and UKIP? An 11th hour Lib/Lab covenant? Labour buoyed up by Alex and his ...

General Election

Facebook Votes Right, Twitter Votes Left

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  If the outcome of the 2015 General Election was left up to social media to decide, Facebook users would vote for a right-wing coalition and Twitter a left-wing coalition. That is according to new research by 72Point which calculates the outcome of the election based ...

Paddington

Paddington – DVD/VOD Review

By Corrina Antrobus, film reviewer @corrinacorrina Paul King’s theatrical adaptation of Michael Bond’s 1985 Paddington is not just a teddy bear’s picnic, it’s a big warm bear hug to London as a melting-pot. However you can banish any fears of saccharine soaked naffness. It obviates tokenism with its insistence on ...

Will Hutton

Will Hutton: How Good We Can Be – Book Review

By Rob Foster @futuresinfinite In 1995 Will Hutton’s “The State We’re In” entered the bestseller lists and encapsulated a moment of change for Britain’s politics. Following the end of Thatcher’s reign and the fracturing rancour of John Major’s term as Prime Minister, Hutton’s diagnosis of need for a radical shift ...

Coalition Battlegrounds Drawn

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic Certainties are few and far between in this year’s General Election, but there are two things that can be said with relative comfort; we will have a hung Parliament, and SNP will take the majority, if not all, of Labour’s stronghold seats ...

White God – Film Review

By Emma Silverthorn @HouseOf_Gazelle Kornel Mundruczo’s feature White God can’t really be done justice in conversation, as I’ve realised this week raving to friends about a film that follows an army of dogs as they take over a Hungarian city! But White God is an exceptional film. It’s many things ...

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