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I am a freelance journalist based in Leamington Spa, UK focused on UK politics and public policy development

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The Trajectory of Liz Truss

Liz Truss, having been elected by 0.3 per cent of the country, is now Prime Minister. Truss’s record, combined with scrutiny of her policy proposals, suggests she will be an utter disaster in office. She is ideologically committed to making life worse for the majority of people. Truss was elected MP for South West Norfolk in 2010. Throughout her time in Parliament, and indeed before her election, her politics have consisted of primitive Thatcherism mixed with the career-driven opportunism typic

Going green, not global, to tackle rising energy prices?

As we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK has been hit by a cost-of-living crisis. Nearly one in three British adults say they are now struggling to meet their financial commitments. The challenge of making ends meet is forecasted to worsen, with an increase in National Insurance tax taking effect in April and rising inflation predicted to reach over 7% this year. As such, the government has taken action to attempt to alleviate the financial stress on households.

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Power to the people: how devolution can champion levelling-up

The post-Global Financial Crisis era in British politics and much of that worldwide has been stained with great divisions and disagreements on key policy areas from tax and spending to crime. However, there has been an odd convergence between both major parties in two growingly important areas of public policy. Today, there appears to exist a bipartisan desire to give regions in England greater powers, particularly through the expansion of mayoral authorities where already almost ten million Northerners have their own metro mayor dedicated to local issues and concerns. In fact, the Levelling Up White Paper revealed earlier this year states that “by 2030, every part of England that wants one will have a devolution deal”. Furthermore, levelling-up has become one of the greatest priorities for the UK’s political parties, particularly after the term became so central to Boris Johnson’s 2019 election landslide. Public First has found the policy is the most popular with the public as well as being more popular with Conservative voters than Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Are Degrees Still Worthwhile?

The start of another year at Warwick seems like a poor time to contemplate the point of my expensive education. The prospect of borrowing thousands a year just to complete a degree that doesn’t even guarantee a relevant job is hardly the thing freshers want to hear as they move into their student accommodation. However, with a rising number of students going to university and another record set to be broken this year, the question does have to be asked; are degrees still worthwhile?

Energy independence can be achieved but fracking isn’t the solution

The past few weeks in British politics have been a case of nearly unprecedented upheaval in what should’ve been a simple handover of power. With the Queen’s death, energy price guarantee and mini-budget, the fallout of which continues to dominate the headlines, a just as significant announcement has failed to shape the national debate. The government has, as a result of the European energy shock, announced it intends for Britain to reach energy independence by 2040. This involves a bid to speed-up renewable energy development, possible energy market reform and, more controversially, new North Sea oil and gas licences in addition to lifting the ban on fracking.

The NHS is Britain's most treasured institution yet policy missteps have left it facing an existential staffing crisis

Since its creation, the NHS has been one of the most important issues for the public in every election for more than seven decades. With 87% proud of the institution, it’s second only to firefighters when it comes to the commitment Britons feel to protecting and supporting our NHS. However, the crisis that it currently faces is as dramatic as any it has faced in its history. The size of the NHS backlog, the number of people waiting to receive care, has been steadily rising as the health service struggles to tackle the chaos left in the wake of Covid-19 and in early September reached over 6.8 million, the largest in history.