Over the past week the Tories have been hammering Labour for their apparent U-turn on student debt. Whilst we are all about making sure politicians are held to account over misleading statements and rhetoric, the “outrage” over the decision seems … Continue reading Putting The Student Debt “Lie” In Context
John McDonnell has been accused of back-tracking on Labour’s position on wiping existing student debt following an interview on the Andrew Marr show. McDonnell acknowledged that the bill could be up to £100 billion – a report last month found … Continue reading Fact Check: John McDonnell Is Not Back Tracking On Student Debt
From almost the moment the exit polls were in, there have been calls from Theresa May’s resignation and a second election to be held. Their precarious confidence and supply deal with the DUP, the Grenfell Tower disaster, the cabinet split … Continue reading A Second Snap Election Is Far From Inevitable
The Conservatives have been widely criticised for the numerous apparent U-turns that they have made since the election. They have seen their policy shifting from within as a result of both the DUP coalition and public pressure. During the campaign, … Continue reading Post Election Conservative U-Turns Are A Sign Of A Functioning Democracy
“Does the mainstream media still serve any useful purpose?” – This was the question posed by an audience member during Question Time this week, so we decided to take a look at the influence that mainstream media brands still have … Continue reading Does The Mainstream Media Still Have A Role To Play?
Michael Barnier and David Davis led the preliminary Brexit talks that started this morning and have already given in on one of their main negotiating demands; that the divorce agreement and the relationship post-Brexit should be negotiated simultaneously. Given that … Continue reading Is Theresa May Gambling By Starting Brexit Negotiations Before Her Queen’s Speech Passes?