Theresa May

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 …

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 …

Theresa May Refuses to Condemn Donald Trump… Again

The UK and the US have always had a special relationship. By which I mean the UK has a nasty habit of bowing down to the US and blindly following them into unjust wars. You’d have thought, however, that when Donald Trump rose to power the UK would have said enough …

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 …

Cultural Hegemony: How the Tories Keep Winning

AKA: Why has Trump has got away with being an utter c*ckwomble while Clinton’s emails apparently stopped her from being President, EVEN THOUGH HER EMAILS BROKE NO RULES; why did Theresa May say Strong and Stable so much; and what does any of this have to do with Gramsci and cultural hegemony? …

Women in Power: Houston, We Still Have A Problem

Before we begin there’s a few things we should get straight about matriarchs, patriarchs, and The Patriarchy (with a capital T and P). A matriarch is a female head of a family or clan. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re considered to be the most important person of course, it just …

Strange and Unstable: What Happens Next in UK Politics?

As the excitement fades over the general election result on June 8, and Parliament uneasily reconvenes to legislate the Queen’s Speech, the instability surrounding the future of British Politics promotes constant speculation. It seems people aren’t willing to accept that the government led by Theresa May, propped up by the …

Is Theresa May a Feminist?

In November 2016, the world watched in horror (or delight, depending on your political persuasion) as the USA confirmed what everyone sadly (or gladly, depending on your political persuasion) knew: the world prizes incompetent, rich, white men overy highly qualified women. Interestingly, four months before, the UK gained its second …