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Is This (The Beginning Of) The End Of Prohibition?

Is This (The Beginning Of) The End Of Prohibition?

Speaking as someone who knows next to nothing about the American lawmaking process – and can therefore be naively optimistic – I’ve had my mental fingers crossed ever since I heard that Colorado and Washington have both voted to legalise cannabis for recreational use. (NB Mental fingers: those things you cross when you really, really(…)

The French do politics the ‘British way’, they’re just better at it.

The French do politics the ‘British way’, they’re just better at it.

Following the first round of Presidential Elections in France, the world has been bowled over by the once called ‘cowardly’ and ‘inefficent’ people that apparently live there. But stereotypers and column cartoonists might have to put their pencils on hold for what looks like a seismic shift in the way the Frenchies do things: they’re(…)

Why Britain is Not a Democracy

Why Britain is Not a Democracy

Democracy is viewed by many people as a positive political system. Many also believe that Britain upholds our democracy. But what exactly is democracy? And is Britain really up to the high standards that democracy demands? Democracy is most commonly seen as a government in which the people have the supreme power. This is usually(…)

Europeans Officially Crowned the World’s Biggest Drinkers

Europeans Officially Crowned the World’s Biggest Drinkers

Yes, it’s true. We all beat the Americans and now we are officially the world’s biggest drinkers. Hurrah! Although, livers all across Europe will now be seeking counselling at some point in the near future. The World Health Organisation led a report with the European Commission to ascertain the truth, and it emerged that people(…)