The situation with North Korea and the US is delicate. This is Trump’s first real test, and why I’m not worried or panicking. Continue reading Trump’s first real test of resolve
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 about how awful 2016 has been, and think “it can’t … Continue reading 2016: Was it all that bad?
Why I wanted Clinton to win, but am not panicking now that Trump has won instead. Continue reading The Presidential Election
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. 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 time. Since 1834, with the exception of the period of 1982 … Continue reading The Sovereignty of The Falkland Islands
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 sings ‘Flower of Scotland’. Why does England need a National … Continue reading The National Anthem
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 is a submarine based nuclear missile system. The Vanguard-class submarine is … Continue reading Trident-For and Against
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 existence. So, my gut feeling is we need to be … Continue reading Syria-to bomb or not to bomb
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 about where I’d like to live abroad, not study abroad. … Continue reading The Falkland Islands