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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Turkey shoots down Russian aircraft……

Well this is interesting. Turkey has shot down a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft. The aircraft was hit by an air to air missile from a Turkish F16, both pilots ejected and the aircraft crashed in Syria. Turkey has justified it's actions by saying the aircraft was inside Turkish airspace (this is denied by Russia). And …

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170 hostages seized in Mali hotel attack

170 hostages have been seized by "jihadists" who shouted "god is great" is Arabic as they stormed a hotel in the centre of Bamako, the capital of Mali. Malian soldiers have surrounded the building and, in light of the events in Paris, they will undoubtedly be keen to conduct a rather successful rescue mission than that …

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The Paris Attacks

I'm sat at my desk, hugely overtired. I'm overtired because, last night, at 20:30 UK time, bombs went off at the Stade de France, where France were playing Germany. What followed has become one of the worst terrorist attacks in French history and has shaken not just France, but the world. A shooting followed at …

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BREAKING

Paris shootings. At least 18 killed in bomb blast and shooting. More will follow tomorrow as information comes to light. Stay tuned. Our hearts are with the Parisian people tonight. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34814203 **UPDATE** I was up until 4 in the morning watching the coverage. I will be writing what I suspect will be a very long …

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The Day Summed Up #13

The big news of today is that David Cameron has laid out his four EU reform goals. They are: Protection of the single market for Britain and other non-euro countries Boosting competitiveness by setting a target for the reduction of the "burden" of red tape Exempting Britain from "ever-closer union" and bolstering national parliaments Restricting …

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The Day Summed Up #12

Unfortunately I haven't been able to do one of these for a few days; I've been busy writing some other more specific blogs. So, what news have a I missed? Well the biggest news of today, apart from it being Rememberence Sunday, is of Jermeny Corbyn accusing the Cheif of the Defence Staff, General Sir …

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