How I lost my interest in politics, and how Jeremy Corbyn revived it

One of the (few) things I remember distinctly from my politics A Level was the huge problem facing UK democracy – political disillusionment of the youth. Turnout in the 18-24 demographic has been on the decline since the millennium, and with the tendency for older people to produce a higher turnout and be more right…

5 things not to say to someone who had a breast reduction

4 weeks ago today, I walked into a hospital and walked out a kilo lighter. If you’ve read anything else I’ve posted, you’ll know that I have wanted to do this for an insanely long time, and that the road getting here was far from easy. Along the way, there have just been a few…

Who’s to blame for Brexit?

So, as you may have heard, news came on Sunday of Britain’s doomed fate: article 50 will be triggered by March 2017, and assuming the negotiations take the 2 years they’r expected to, Britain will be out of the EU by April 2019. I don’t think I need to re-state my position on the whole…

Why Voting ‘Remain’ Is a Vote For The Right Side of History

Rather miraculously, I have managed to avoid weighing in on the EU referendum on social media until now, although anyone who has spent any time with me over the past few days, weeks and months will know that I am 100% behind the Remain campaign. It would never occur to me to vote otherwise, and…

Review: Glossybox November 2015

So, I’ve had a Glossybox subscription for a month and a half now, and even though I didn’t get around to reviewing October’s box (my laptop has had a bit of a keyboard issue so typing out long posts was too much of a chore), I really enjoyed the products. What a great box to…

Don’t Waste Your Vote!

The 2015 general election will be my first chance to vote (aside from local and European elections) and therefore my first chance to participate in the simplest form of democracy our system of government allows. But there seems to be a greater interest in abstaining from voting amongst the public this term, perhaps off the…

Review: The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

I have been a fool for most of my adult life. Granted, this adulthood has been a recent burden (2 and a half years into being responsible for my actions and I’m starting to realise that it’s all a trap), but it is still a long enough time to recognise my supreme foolishness. In comes…

Freedom of Speech: The Right to Offend

In the wake of recent events, freedom of speech has been widely discussed by everyone – from comedians, to journalists, to celebrities and pretty much every user of social media. As a believer in liberal ideology, freedom of speech is something I will defend and work towards in every aspect of my life. However, there…

10 books that changed my life

1. Brave New World – Aldous HuxleyDystopian fiction is something I will always come back to as an academic, a student and a writer. It reflects and reacts to so many of the general areas of life that I am interested in: politics, philosophy and human nature. This was by no means the first dystopian…