2016: Was it all that bad?

In the past 24 hours, I've noticed something. 2016 seems to have got a bad press. People have turned '2016' into memes. All the awful things that have happened this year. There's one featuring Leonardo DiCaprio that I have featured here. But here's the thing. I don't like cynicism, or negativity. I see these jokes …

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The Sovereignty of The Falkland Islands

In light of Jeremy Corbyn's comments over the Falkland Islands recently, I thought I would discuss the topic that continues to grow in significance, the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. https://youtu.be/_55SiW9V77g?t=9s The Falklands were first inhabited by the French in 1764. Since, they have been under British, Argentine, Spanish, American AND French control at any one …

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The National Anthem

On the 4th March, MPs will debate whether to adopt an official national anthem. The current situation is as follows. God Save the Queen is the national anthem for the UK as a whole, however is used by England at sporting events. Other countries in the UK have their own unofficial anthems. Scotland for example …

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Trident-For and Against

Sometime within the next year, the Government will debate and then vote on Trident. The current generation of nuclear submarines that carry Trident will end their lifespan in the late 2020s, and so the decision as to whether Britain will commit to renewing Trident needs to be made soon. First, a little bit of information. Trident …

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Syria-to bomb or not to bomb

As I mentioned in my blog after the Paris attacks, the UK needs to be destroying the inspiration (ISIS) that causes such attacks. It's all very well foiling seven attacks in the past six months, but they will keep coming. They will continue to be planned and carried out because the inspiration to do so remains in …

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Milestones

Yesterday was my 16th birthday, and, in the afternoon, it suddenly occurred to me: why do we celebrate birthdays? More importantly, why do we celebrate milestones of any kind? Why do we mark 5 years since an occasion or event. Why do we mark 100 years? 100 years ago, World War 1 was fully raging. …

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The Heathrow Dilemma

Why does Heathrow need to be expanded? Lets start with that point. Commercial industry is expanding. As is the aviation industry. More people are going on holiday than ever before. International business is on the rise. The need to export cargo by air has never been greater. The latest figures from this time last year, …

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What’s to come…

Good morning! Just to let everyone know, I hope to write a medium length blog on Britain's airport dilemma: whether Heathrow or Gatwick should be expanded. It's an important issue and one I hope you enjoy reading about later today. 

Where England got it wrong

There's no denying from the fact that England's performance at the Rugby World Cup was below expected. The performance against both Wales and Australia simply wasn't good enough. And the fallout from those concessive losses is a huge amount of criticism on Stuart Lancaster, his coaching team, Chris Robshaw, the players, the RFU, the list goes on. A review conducted by …

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