Who will take on Le Pen?

With terrible approval ratings, high unemployment and sluggish economic growth, President of France François Hollande will not be seeking a second term of office. With the winds of populism running through global politics, will this be the far-right’s best chance to win a presidential election in Europe? The first round of the French Presidential Elections…

Generation snowflake?

I keep hearing about my generation, ‘Generation Snowflake’. We’re all very easily offended, supposedly. We get “triggered.” We can’t cope with the harsh realities of the real world, or so it would seem, according to the general media. I’m a twenty five year old woman; Collins dictionary defines Generation Snowflake as “the generation of people who…

CAP – Farmers and the Environment

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been the mainstay of European agricultural policy for more than fifty years and has ensured that food insecurity and price volatility, that were characteristics of 20th century Europe, have not been repeated. Though the policy has the admirable task of ensuring European food self-sufficiency, food traceability and safety, the…

Sonic Brainwave

What would life be without music? According to Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, poet and cultural critic, life without music would be a mistake. This may seem a rather radical statement on the role that music plays in our lives, but it is entirely true; the importance of music in our world cannot be overstated….