Did you know that the gap between the tax that the UK government is meant to collect compared to the tax that it actually collects is £32 billion.
Proper recognition of Palestine by the UN General Assembly is not the same as peace in the Middle East, but it is a step on the road. Peace can only come from negotiations between the parties and international agreements.
It is only recently that I have begun to fully appreciate just how deep people's cynicism in politics actually goes. The vast majority of my friends a...
Conservative eurosceptics and Labour tacticians should beware. British hostility to the European Union is not as simple or complete as some of them think.
Is the EU perfect? No. There are no systems of government that are. Problems are only emphasised when trying to reconcile 27 different cultural, legal and political systems. There have been, and there will be, things given up in the task of creating a 'more perfect union'. The prize is immense.
We are now mid-way through this parliament and it seems that all is to play for at the next election.
Our most recent occupation of Afghanistan has been marked, much like the others, by a directionless war that turns Afghans into enemies while getting bogged down in mud and blood. The growing occurrence of so called 'green on blue' attacks on allied forces are not simply a failure of security checks but a deeper sign that more Afghan's than ever are unconvinced that the 11 year occupation has been for their benefit. We should bring home the 9,000 British service men and women still stationed in Afghanistan, taking them out of harm's way.
In my opinion, Israel is a rogue state which commits war crimes. It is an aggressor state that has invaded Lebanon several times and holds a chunk of Syria illegally, but despite being the fourth most-heavily-armed country in the world has not won a war outright for 45 years, since 1967.
Young people have a huge amount at stake when it comes to policing and criminal justice issues and until we effectively bring them into the debate many of the issues we currently see will remain.
Beware analyses of mid-term by-elections (including this one, if you like). They are prone either to exaggerate or understate their meaning.
Nick Clegg's support for flexible working for parents is welcome and overdue but, arguably, his plans don't go far enough.
Faith-based economics (over the last 10 years, not just the last two) got us into this economic mess; it won't get us out of it.
Political parties who want to be in the running for the next election will have to start taking notice of public anger about the UK's unacceptable levels of income inequality. They must set out credible and ambitious policies to achieve a meaningful reduction in our destructive levels of income inequality and arrest the damage to our health, society and economy.
Dear British politics, This isn't an easy thing for me to say; but I think we should see other people. I wish I could spin you the whole 'it's not you, it's me' line but, well, it's you. It's totally you.
Disappointingly I think the majority of students just aren't interested in political issues and this is something that needs to be addressed on both a local level in student communities and a national level.
Find me a UK citizen who wouldn't like to see the government's main men strutting about Westminster fashioning rather excellent moustaches, and I'll find you a badger who'd like to be culled.