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“Ni**er in the Woodpile” and Other Racist Parliamentary Anomalies

There has been recent controversy in the United Kingdom regarding the use of the term “ni**er in the woodpile” being used in parliament by Newton Abbey MP Anne Marie Morris. Aside from being a highly bizarre and unusual term to use in the 21st century, Morris had used the idiom to describe the threat of leaving the European Union with a trade deal at a launch of a report into the Britain’s financial sector. But what does this term actually mean?
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Gibraltar: Spain Vs. Britain

Against the backdrop of the questions regarding Gibraltar and its appearance once more after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) of last year’s vote; The Telegraph reported that Spain seems to want the territory for itself, since the mountain geographically connects with it.
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Electoral Reform in the UK

Let us start with the assumption that the case for reform has been made. Anyone who denies that now can surely only be doing so because they have a vested interest in the status quo. I will leave you, dear reader, to work out who that might be.
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The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn — The Green MP

Apathy has plagued the electorate for decades but, as more and more people are disenfranchised by the degree of unfairness inherent in austerity politics and the rhetoric of career politicians who monopolise the political sphere by shifting policies with the wind, there is an awakening of minds, echoed in calls for voting reform and reform of the House of Lords, indicating a collective want for radical shifts to truly democratic values-led political systems.
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An Argument Against First Past The Post

Naturally any argument for the validity of a new political system, in any age or any circumstance must lay its foundations in the invalidity of the incumbent system. The old adage ‘don’t fix it if it isn’t broken’ springs to mind, and it is glaringly obvious that the system is broken; this last General Election has proved that beyond any doubt.
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Southern Rail Strikes: RMT Union Announces 3 Days of Industrial Action

In what can be described as a third world train service in a first world country, passengers within the London commuter belt straddling the densely populated South East region of England have yet again had to suffer delays, and overcrowding as the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) announced a three-day strike commencing on Tuesday.
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The People Behind the Brexit

One of the most earthshaking events in world history has happened just this summer: The UK voted to leave the European Union. Most of the world is still reeling, trying to figure out how in the world to react to what is happening in Europe right now.
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