Boris Johnson has gambled his long-standing ambition to become Britain’s next Prime Minister by joining the campaign to leave the European Union, putting himself at loggerheads with David Cameron and George Osborne. In a move that will electrify the referendum campaign, Mr Johnson decided to back a ‘Brexit’ (British exit) despite personal appeals from Mr […]
Feminist Friday: Osborne’s plan for domestic violence refuges is a bloody mess
Recently, George Osborne announced that the £15 million raised by the tax on menstrual products will be given to women’s charities that provide support for victims of domestic abuse, such as Women’s Aid. I think pretty much everyone can agree the tampon tax is ridiculous; those who menstruate are forced to pay for the biological workings […]
What is the cost of financial responsibility?
Tim Woolley examines the first Conservative Majority budget in 19 years. The buzz-word in Westminster today is ‘stability’. As crisis looms in the South Mediterranean, the Chancellor has a dismal financial backdrop over which to weave his tapestry of supposed economic recovery. The Opposition, split between two left-leaning parties, is in comparative disarray. Indeed, as […]