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Solving the gas shortage

The winter of discontent looms ahead of us. Gas prices have skyrocketed, petrol has run out, and inflation is hitting record highs. So how can Britons hope to heat their homes this Christmas? Well, we at Politics.co.uk realise there’s a surplus of hot air coming from parliament. It’s about time they shared it out. The…

The lady is for turning

After her conference speech that reiterated her plans to turn back migrant boats in the English channel, Priti Patel, the modern iron lady of Conservative party politics, remains for turning it seems… “There is no reason why any asylum seeker should come to the United Kingdom directly from France. We make no apology for securing…

A sticky situation

The Northern Ireland protocol is coming apart according to Lord Frost, so we at Politics.co.uk wondered whether the government should take a leaf out of Insulate Britain’s handbook.   If you can glue yourself to roads to halt climate change, maybe Boris’ next step will be to glue together a new deal to save Northern…

How much are politicians paid around the world?

  The amount our politicians earn is often steeped in controversy. Earning above the median wage, many think that MPs in the UK earn too much – but politicians in some countries earn far, far more. We at Politics.co.uk have put together a handy little guide showing how much politicians make around the world.The post…

Breakfast in the Corbyn household

    Jeremy Corbyn may be a divisive figure, but events this week have proven yet against that he’s far from the most unpopular member of his household. Piers Corbyn decided that the perfect time to protest against lockdown rules (which have already ended) and vaccines was to stand outside the Old Bailey following the…

Yoose are scum

Angela Rayner landed herself in hot water after referring to the Conservative party as “scum”. What could have happened if Angela Rayners mind had started to wander during her address to Labour party members, particularly if she had spotted new comrade, and former ‘Monday clubber’, Speaker John Bercow. The post Yoose are scum appeared first…

2 conferences in 1

The old adage that life is nothing more than a popularity contest is especially true in politics. The tenures of leaders across the political spectrum are defined by the level of support they retain amongst their own parties. So it may cause Sir Keir Starmer some concern that his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, has been showing…

Go Team Europe…?

The biannual Ryder cup sees a joint team from Europe take on the Americans. This summer, British politicians have been very keen to lend their support to the country’s sports stars but it is unclear whether these politicians, notably prominent Brexiters such as Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, and Michael Gove will be enjoying the Ryder…

The battle for Chevening

In the red corneer, the wounded outgoing foreign secretary Dominic Raab. in the blue corner, his replacement, the high-flying Lizz Truss. The prize up for grabs? A 17th-century country house! Typically, Chevening is used as the private residence of the foreign secretary. Raab, furious at being demoted during Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle last week, has…

Angela Merkel: An uncertain legacy

After 16 years as chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel will be stepping down. One of the most iconic political figures of her generation, Merkel has seen over numerous crises, including the 2008 crash, Brexit and coronavirus. But with her party dropping down in the polls, what kind of legacy will she leave behind?The post Angela…

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