Current Affairs Round-up: Responses to the EU referendum result

Sometimes it can be hard to find enough posts for my round-up. Politics isn’t always at the top of the list of things to write about for those with busy lives and young families. Not this time though, this time I could probably fill several round-ups just with posts from the last 4 or 5…

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Arts & Culture round-up: The cruellest month

TS Eliot wrote that April is the cruellest month. But I reckon the toughest weeks of the year lie in February. Cold, dark and gloomy, with the Christmas festivities a dim and distant memory. And author Jay McInerney happens to agree. So there. Everything feels a bit deflated on the arts and culture front this…

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Politics Round-up: Elections, books and when to have a baby

I will start with the big political story of the past month, the recent elections which saw UKIP do well both in local council and European elections. Swazi from Chocolate Is Not The Only Fruit posted about the UKIP mini carnival near her home, and ‘exception’ reporting  just before we went to the polls. Single…

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Politics Round-up: Young voters & food poverty

My daughter turns 18 in three months time, just a little too young to vote in the European and Local elections at the end of this month. Mary from Keynko‘s daughter has hit the milestone just in time, and Mary’s post talks about her pride in her children’s interest in politics and looks at the broader…

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Politics Round-up; Budgets and Striking

George Osborne announced his 2014 Budget on the 19th of March. You can read the key points in this piece in The Guardian. But what did bloggers make of it? Well, the fairly tactless and now infamous ‘Bingo and Beer’ posting by Grant Shapps on Twitter was what got my goat, and inspired me to…

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