Author: Sandeep Sandhu
Sandeep studied History at the University of Sussex and is currently working in London. He likes to write about politics, sport and music - basically anything you can argue about. Occasionally of a contrarian disposition, he prefers humour to well-crafted arguments, because you can't lose an argument if you don't take it seriously. His favourite book is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and he believes that anyone who disagrees probably just didn't read it properly.

Traitorous Tories Carry On As Usual

This week, the Tory party has taught us that astounding and public displays of incompetence are no longer grounds for dismissal.

 

It’s amazing how things can change so drastically in such a short period of time. Berlin in 1989 versus 1990; Caitlyn Jenner going from an inconsiderate, selfish murderer to an inconsiderate, selfish, murderer with a vagina, and now we’re here in 2017, where it seems you literally cannot be replaced as Prime Minister even when your leadership makes Jim Jones look like a paragon of healthy management. Read more...

An angry voice worth listening to

Any display of anger in political discourse can be used to dismiss one’s argument. But some have very good reason to be angry, and it’s time we listened.
 
Politics can be emotional. Some would argue it should be emotional. Those who claim to look at things objectively are often the most deluded of all, implying that they alone can look at a situation from a totally detached standpoint and find solutions where other, brighter and more qualified people have failed. Read more...

What does the snap election mean for Britain?

With Theresa May announcing a snap election today, whilst enjoying a double-digit lead in the polls, the future of both the Labour party and British politics appears rather bleak.

 

The “Shy Tory” effect is a long-standing assumption of British politics that I find – like most things – is best summed up by a Simpsons quote: “Your guilty conscience may move you to vote Democratic [Labour], but deep down you long for a cold-hearted Republican [Conservative] to lower taxes, brutalise criminals, and rule you like a king!”

 

In previous years, voting Tory in certain circles was seen to be rather uncouth, which seems quite unreasonable in the abstract, until you remember the underfed local population, the utter lack of self-awareness the party displays and the general amount of putrid hatred they throw out at the idea of change. Read more...