In a country where complete political turmoil is a daily occurrence, we need a strong Labour party for those who voices struggled to be heard. We especially need the Labour party together. Therefore, I am voting for Owen Smith and hope everyone else does so we keep an united, strong, pragmatic Labour party for those who need it the most.
The future of the UK outside of the EU is uncertain but if we let those with radical and divisive views take control of our country rather than moving back towards the path of centrism, the future is likely to be a far less inclusive and united place.
Giant pandas are the poster animals for many conservation efforts that no one wants to see disappear from our planet but it seems that while the pandas are fighting extinction on one side, humans are making it harder for them to survive on the other.
While my mothering skills do not necessarily make me good at motherhood, I believe they mean I have exactly what it takes to be a great leader. Here are my credentials...
There's a sad double-standard about open carry laws that could have predicted the police's mistake in making Mark a suspect: many people speculate he was under suspicion not because of the gun, but because he was a black man carrying a gun.
The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...
I, personally, am the descendant of Jewish Polish immigrants who escaped the Nazis in the Second World War. To see Neo-Nazi propaganda in my hometown of Cardiff is devastating.
It's a powerful gesture, but I'm not sure it will do much to change the minds of people who hold racist views. David Cameron has said the UK "will not tolerate intolerance". Damn right, but what are we actually going to do about it? Just say we don't like it, and leave it there? Wear our safety pins and sit back, knowing we've done our bit and made it clear we are not on board with this?
Like many of the 74% of under 25s who voted remain, I'm craving the best things about politics: to be inspired and reassured that things will get better. Under the current leadership I have little hope of finding those things in Labour, so it is vital that the MPs see the vote of no-confidence as an opportunity for the party to find its feet again, a real alternative to a government run without their electorate's best interests at heart.
That isn't idealism. That isn't building a better nation. It's no different than building a wall to the outside world, one that we can't even build high because we have to reach over it in order to do anything. This wasn't for young people. And if anything comes out of this, I hope young people do not forget it.
Perhaps losing this one will teach our younger generation that 'likes' do not equal votes and that no amount of memes can get you the policy that you want. Maybe, it could be a harsh lesson for a generation that is desperately in need of one.
On hearing the Brexit result, my grandad texted me saying "Hopefully we'll find a way to fix things and make this OK". Like me he was shocked, disappointed and hurt that this was the choice made by such a significant proportion of Brits.
Strange that today, of all days, the rain stopped. Clear blue skies, sunshine, and a glimmer of hope. Such a shame, then, that I woke up, like the rest of the country, to the news: we have left the EU. Frankly, I'm terrified.
The downright gorgeous Holly Willoughby has recently been quoted saying that she loves giving birth. She said that although birth was painful, it was a different kind of pain and it made her feel more alive that ever before - a feeling she has not gotten from anything else.
According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.
Jo Cox's death on Thursday, along with the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, has been a wakeup call for all of us, in a world where its becoming increasingly apparent that violence is the accepted answer to someone who doesn't agree with you or isn't like you. When did this way of dealing with difference become the norm?