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.

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...

Leave Milo Yiannopoulos alone!

Milo Yiannopoulos’ experiences as a survivor of sexual abuse could provide his critics with some much needed context.

 

I’m not going to bother wasting time listing all the horrible things that Milo Yiannopoulos has said and done, mostly because I don’t think we’ve developed the technology to allows us to store that much information. Read more...

Donald Trump and Brexit are the symptoms – but what is the problem?

A Donald Trump presidency and the Brexit referendum are nothing but symptoms of an underlying problem affecting all politicians – a lack of ideas.

 

All hail 2016, the year that we finally learnt to stop trusting pollsters. Donald Trump surged to the presidency yesterday evening on a wave of high energy, Pepe the frog memes and millions of Americans going “fuck it”. Read more...

Theresa May’s Brexit March

In what I’d like to think is a nod to the idea of spring cleaning, the government has announced that Article 50 will be triggered in March next year. Strap yourselves in: it’s Brexit, baby.

 

This of course means that we will be out of the EU by March 2019, as the triggering of Article 50 gives us a two year time limit in which to negotiate an exit deal. Read more...