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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The United Kingdom will bomb Syria

The motion has been approved by a majority in the House of Commons. Notable events of the day involved shadow foreign secretary Hillary Benn delivering an inspiring speech at the end of the debate, responded with applause from both sides of the chamber. Despite multiple attempts, MPs failed to convince Cameron to apologise for his …

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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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A short rant

I say short.... I have no idea how long this will be! But it's on the subject of Christmas. The date is the 29th of November. There's a key bit there: November. Not December. November.  We link different months with different things. I personally link September as the month where my very long summer holiday ends. …

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The Falkland Islands

So I'm going to try one of the daily post's writing prompts. You can find them here. The prompt is "If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose and why?". This is meant to be a prompt not a set blog title. So, I'm going to talk …

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