Politics

Budget 2017: What You Need to Know

Forget Thanksgiving, forget Black Friday — hell, forget Christmas. Today — the 22nd November — was the best day of the year (for politics nerds) because our Right Dishonourable friend, Philip Hammond, delivered his second Budget as Chancellor. At least, I think he did. It was hard to tell between …

It’s High Time Boris Johnson Resigned

Well, we all knew Boris Johnson was a bumbling, arrogant, dangerous man – didn’t we? In the ‘What Has One Of Theresa May’s Minister’s Done Now?’ sweepstakes, Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, is racing ahead of the competition by endangering British Citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.   Yes, that’s right. …

Is it Legal to Overwork Hospitality Workers?

Laws designed to protect employees would, you’d expect, ensure that each person has sufficient time and money to both survive and enjoy their life, and that employers not providing these things would be investigated and forced to change. But we all know this isn’t always the case. People in my …

The Law is Failing Domestic Abuse Survivors

Trigger Warning: Domestic abuse, violence against women — It didn’t occur to me to go to the police when my boyfriend tore up my favourite dress in front of me. It didn’t occur to me to go to the police when he locked me in the house and confiscated my …

Mixed Race Children and the Violence of the British Empire

Trigger Warning: This piece discusses racism and the oppression of people of colour, and mixed race children in particular. — BBC 3 recently published a video entitled ‘Things Not To Say To Someone Of Mixed Race,’ as part of their series in which minorities discuss uncomfortable comments they often hear. In …

We Still Have Dickensian Attitudes Towards Poverty

Dickensian thinking among the super-rich has never gone away Believe it or not, I wrote that sentence a week ago — long before the amazing long-read Buzzfeed article hit the internet, detailing white supremacy’s rise to popularity. But that article proves what I have long thought: that the issues with …

Centrists are Partly to Blame for Extremism

Anne Marie Waters, an unashamed racist and Islamophobe, was rejected by the UKIP membership for being too extreme. Anne Marie Waters was also shortlisted to represent Labour in Brighton Pavilion for the 2015 General Election. I will let that sink in for a moment. Waters’ brief 15 minutes in the …

Theresa May and the Art of Shovelling Horsesh*t

I spent most of yesterday shovelling poo. This is not a metaphor — I really did load up many, many barrowloads of well-rotted manure to be spread on my garden because apparently I’m a bit weird like that. During all of this shovelling, I learned that there is, unsurprisingly, a limit as to how much horsesh*t one person can shovel in one day – but it seems …

A Brief Summary of the Women’s Equality Party

Here at The Nopebook, we believe firmly in educating people about politics so that they can make free and informed political choices. This post is part of our Politics 101 series, where we aim to equip people with the information they need to make sound political decisions. — The Women’s Equality …

A Brief Summary of UKIP

Here at The Nopebook, we believe firmly in educating people about politics so that they can make free and informed political choices. This post is part of our Politics 101 series, where we aim to equip people with the information they need to make sound political decisions. — The UK Independence …