A paradox is manifest when we consider how the world today is rich beyond the imaginations of previous generations, has more capacity to produce goods and services than ever before, yet we still live in a world characterised and dominated by poverty and inequality. Most important of all, inequality fosters and leads to more human […]Read more "A world of Inequality"
This blog post is based on notes I made on a lecture delivered by Andrew Marr at my University. The result of the referendum, and Brexit is based on economic substrata. The Brexit rebellion as we know it was fundamentally economic. The working class felt left behind because of the version of capitalism we live […]Read more "In conversation with Andrew Marr – Brexit: why it happened and what it leads to"
A different perspective I wanted to talk about politics from a different angle, and make it a bit more personal: this came to mind somehow…With this post, I’m going to list 5 Turkish expressions/proverbs, and apply them to problems in the current political climate. Enjoy! 1) “Öfkeyle kalkan zararla oturur” – literally means ‘one who […]Read more "5 Turkish expressions applied to problems in politics today"
A less obvious, but an important change in the relationship between politics and the media has been the expansion of media outlets, absolutely obsessed with domestic politics. On a Sunday morning alone, there is a ridiculous number of programmes focusing solely on domestic politics. You can catch The Andrew Marr Show at 9 o’clock, Robert […]Read more "The Relationship between Politics and the Media"
Unfortunately, June 24 now marks the day in which thousands of people across the UK awoke to chaos and a strong sense of betrayal. A day characterised by broken dreams, promises and politics – with the majority of the population accepting and allowing the politics of fear and hate override the power of unity. The Leave campaigns […]Read more "The EU referendum – Britain out, an angry generation in"
According to many, the West is a longstanding champion of free speech. However, recently it has come to light that there has been a revival of threats to the foundations of this principle. Predominantly, this is seen with the prevalence of multi-national campaigns to actively outlaw the advocacy of boycotting Israel. Notable examples of this […]Read more "“If you boycott Israel, New York will boycott you” — The attack on free speech"
Here is a list of some of the most contradictory statements made by Trump – On Ted Cruz: In January 2016, Trump said, “I don’t think Ted Cruz has a great chance, to be honest with you. … He’s a nasty guy. Nobody likes him. Nobody in Congress likes him. Nobody likes him anywhere once […]Read more "Contradicting Statements Made By Trump"