April 11, 2019

Sir Winston Churchill has been thought of by many to be the greatest Prime Minister the United Kingdom has ever had and there are many reasons for this point of view. Best known for his leadership during World War II, he had numerous other attributes and it can be said...

February 5, 2019

Gloucester – a future or none?

   The City of Gloucester is my home turf  and most people have an image of the city,  believing it to be a big historical place. It does have history but like other cities and towns across the country, increasingly dangerous times are com...

January 26, 2019

Should the UK, nationwide, lower the voting age to sixteen?

   There is a debate to be had. Arguments both for and against. We should however, listen to what young people have to say as we live in a democratic society and since I am still sixteen myself, I do feel quali...

January 22, 2019

As I get ever closer to adulthood, I find myself asking questions about not only my own life but also the lives of others still in their teens. None of us can see into the future but we want to know what it holds; but it is only by asking some of the questions that we...

December 22, 2018

France has appeared to be on the verge of a national crisis over recent weeks with President Macron’s imposition of fuel taxes resulting in the violent demonstrations seen by people wearing the yellow vests that must be carried in every car.

   Ordinary people in France...

December 15, 2018

My presence on KJM Today has, it seems, been remarked upon by some, and the question asked, why am I doing this, why am I contributing to this publication?

   There are a number of reasons. One of them is that having previously contacted ‘Student Voices’, I was turned d...

December 13, 2018

Kevan James’ article yesterday, ‘Sacking the Posers’, makes interesting reading, although I can’t help feeling that he missed an important point when it came to spoiling ballot papers and choosing to vote for none.

   Although I do agree that a ‘none’ option is worth in...

December 11, 2018

There is an unfortunate and slightly unfair mainstream media depiction of today’s students, whether at university or school. Derided as ‘snowflakes’ because of the way some young people apparently react to any kind of stressful or adverse situation, this criticism does...

December 8, 2018

There are a number of myths surrounding the young, most often and in particular promoted by politicians, who are very fond of saying ‘young people’ whenever they make a statement about anything.

   In the case of Brexit this becomes even more noticeable when listening t...

November 8, 2018

However one dresses it up (or undresses it), Brexit is not and will not be a failure, as some would have us believe.

   I would suggest that it is, and will be, a great success, and will be because for it to happen, meant that the British people took part in a democrati...

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