Stuart Chapman

Stuart is a a current affairs connoisseur, picking and scratching at some of the more obscure, ambiguous topics that currently plague the political spectrum. As well as having considerable experience in the analytical art of nitpicking at pariah states and unworkable governments, Stuart manages a UK-based politics publication, and has recently launched his own copywriting start-up firm. As an active member of the Royal Society of Asian Affairs, he takes particular attention to the socio-economic conditions within the region, and enjoys writing opinion pieces within the Asiatic sphere. Outside the world of politics, Stuart enjoys drinking copious amounts of strong black coffee, and jogging at daybreak.

Southeast Asia

Information and News from SouthEast Asia

Asia is a huge continent, and it’s sheer size holds just under 40% of the earth’s population, yet so much of the region remains largely underrepresented on the world stage. Southeast Asia in particular is vastly diverse area, from the unitary state of Muslim-majority Indonesia, with it’s landmass stretching across over 735,000 square miles, to the Catholic-dominated Philippine Islands, which sprawls the so-called Ring of Fire, the region’s earthquake and volcanic zone.
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Second amendment

Second Amendment: The Federal Fallacy of Disarmament

The Second Amendment cannot physically pertain to the United States military or to a government centralized organised militia, such as mercenaries. It can only apply to private citizens, because at the time it was penned in 1791, there was no standing military force in the United States.
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Theresa May

Theresa May’s Cabinet: How Normal is It?

We’ve heard it all before… Politicians are out of touch, they don’t understand the working man and they live in a ‘Westminster bubble’; but what defines normality in British politics? Does attending a state school and having retail experience equate to a typical upbringing, or is an Oxbridge education mandatory to govern the nation?
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Philippines

Information and News from the Philippines

The Philippines is a nation sitting on the edge of Southeast Asia, consisting of 7,641 islands scattered across 300,000 square kilometers. Remarkably, the country is undergoing a transition from a largely agricultural market to a service and manufacturing based structure, being home to the world’s 10th fastest growing economy.
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Gun control

Would Gun Control in the United States Lead to a Bloodbath?

Some people don’t seem to make logical arguments when it comes to gun control. Infamously at the 2000 National Rifle Association convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, actor and then president of the NRA Charlton Heston concluded a speech with the infamous phrase; “from my cold, dead hands!” whilst brandishing a replica rifle in the air, thus making his feelings clear on gun control.
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LGBTQ rights

The South Pacific Has a Serious LGBTQ Rights Problem

Oceania has an appalling LGBTQ rights record, and it is one that you never hear about. The region is often overlooked in regards to its human rights record, with the mainstream media preferring report on the natural beauty and splendor of the continent rather than it’s downfalls of inequality.
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TV Shaun the Sheep

5 Utterly Terrifying Programs from British Children’s TV

Admittedly, we have always struggled with quality children’s television in Britain. Across the pond, Sesame Street, Barney the Dinosaur, Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Arthur have entertained tots for generations with their inquisitive ideas combining entertainment with learning, whilst teaching morals at the same time, yet us Brits prefer to induce insomnia on our younger viewers rather than to please. Let’s have a look at some of these train wrecks.
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Drive in Saudi Arabia

Women To Be Finally Allowed to Drive in Saudi Arabia

It’s official: King Salman has officially announced that women will be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever, but not until June 2018. This proclamation is will not be put into effect until June of next year, and in the meantime they will have to still be chaperoned by a mahram; a male relative. 
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OQLF in Quebec

OQLF: Quebec’s French Language Stasi

In Quebec, Canada’s French-speaking province, there exists a team of men and women wandering around with cameras, snapping photographs of shop signs and restaurant menus. Their purpose? To make sure that the French language remains predominant over the English Language in all aspects of daily life. Their presence has caused confusion, destroyed the identity of businesses and has resulted in Anglophones fleeing the province en masse. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Office Québécois de la Langue Française (OQLF), and they suck balls.
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