politics

Everything in Politics is a Distraction

Yesterday, the media was all-a-kerfuffle with the resurgence of #Traingate and whether or not Jeremy Corbyn lied about being on an overcrowded train last year (for the record, he didn’t, because that would be a f*cking weird thing to lie about.) A few days ago, MPs across Britain publicly mourned …

A Brief Summary of the Liberal Democrats

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 Liberal Democrats …

Everything You Need to Know About the Summer Recess

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. — It is a …

A Brief Summary of the Labour 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 Labour …

A Brief Summary of the Conservative 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 Conservative …

Should We Lower the Voting Age?

The June 2017 General election saw 64 percent of registered voters aged 18-24 turn out to support their respective parties, the highest turn out of young people since 1992. The apathetic era for the youth of the United Kingdom gave way to a gulf of commentators studying and arguing with …

Make Yourself Impossible to Ignore

Have you ever noticed that the most vocal proponents of ‘freedom of speech’ are also often the most obnoxious humans to walk this earth? That Capital C Conservatives and Capital B Bigots like to use ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘everyone’s entitled to their opinion’ to veil their vileness; to mask …

Can Vince Cable Save the Lib Dems?

*Record scratch* *freeze frame* Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. Well yes, Lib Dems, that’s exactly what I’m wondering. How has a party descended from the Liberal and Whigs, once one of the two major parties in Parliament, come to this? How have you ended up with only twelve …

The West Wing Taught Me Everything I Know About US Politics

I consider myself quite knowledgeable in politics and in particular I’m fascinated by elections. Whilst ours are full of drama and shi*t slinging, no electoral system is more ridiculous than that of the United States. The way the campaigns are run, from the split parties to that fact that anyone …