Author: Chris Brook

The Security Implications of Brexit

Portcullis

Because of the weight of the issue in question the security implications of a leave vote or our continued membership are sometimes exaggerated. The remain camp especially comes under scrutiny for supposedly inflating the risks of exiting the EU. For the purposes of this brief examination of the security issue the notion of “security” can be divided into two areas, international security and internal security. Read more...

A Better Deal for David Cameron

Brexit

The news broke recently that the EU was close to making David Cameron an offer regarding his demands for a reformed EU. Cameron has always worn his attitudes towards Europe on his sleeve, last week in a speech to the world economic forum he referred to Britain’s relationship with the EU as being “bound up in the European continent, of which we are an important part.” At times it seems like those who use language of British patriotism can’t talk about the EU without reminding ourselves of our own importance. Read more...

Marvel’s ideal Director

MarvelWith the DC Cinematic Universe (the DCCU?) taking shape the differences between the two Comic Book Titans’ approaches to putting their characters on the big screen aren’t escaping the notice of critics and bloggers. The trailers for Suicide Squad and Batman vs Superman have both arrived and both are playing on the strengths of their directors. Read more...

Don’t vote for a reactionary party thinking it’ll change things

Nigel Farage

This is not an analysis of British politics, not really. Britain is used as an example here because it’s the political system closest to me that I have the most to talk about. Nor is this a simple rant piece against UKIP where I call them fascists and racists etcetera, Godwin’s law is so ubiquitous that Nazi comparisons aren’t helpful in politics these days and are really just a lazy attack that can easily be ignored. Read more...