The Crime Museum Uncovered – My Visit

The Crime Museum Uncovered – My Visit

This story is not very political but I hope it’s of some interest regardless.

This weekend, after a Sutton Trust US Programme residential, I had some hours to kill before my train home, so I thought I’d pay a visit to the Museum of London’s Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition.

I spent some time exploring the museum’s permanent exhibitions beforehand, which was really interesting as it tells the tale of London chronologically, from the time of mammoths, to the Great Fire, the culture boom in the sixties, the 7/7 bombings, all the way up to the 2012 Olympics and beyond. The installations are really well explained and every change seen throughout London is delivered in an understandable but similarly academic way, making it a great place for both adults and children (of which there were many).

The Crime Museum Uncovered, for those who are unfamiliar, is an exhibition of the infamous Metropolitan Police’s Black Museum, a collection of evidence from historic crimes across London, dating back to the foundation of the Met in 1829, used to train new Met recruits. The exhibition at the Museum of London is the first time the collection has been on public display, largely as a result of funding received from the sale of New Scotland Yard.

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“Things can, and will, change.” Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour’s leadership election

“Things can, and will, change.” Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour’s leadership election

Today, I became a paid member of the Labour Party. Why?

I have one answer: Jeremy Corbyn.

I have supported Labour for a really long time. I carried Ed Miliband’s manifesto pledges in my purse for months. I still have it now. But as much as I like Ed, his policies were, at best, vague. I think he’s a great guy and I have a lot of respect for him, but I never felt completely dedicated to his cause.

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Summer Budget 2015: Thoughts And Analysis

Summer Budget 2015: Thoughts And Analysis

July 8th, 2015. The day that Chancellor George Osbourne revealed his ‘emergency budget’ in parliament. I’m still unsure of the exact nature of said ‘emergency’, but there you go.

I read lots of speculative pieces, and most of them were right in their predictions. I think my favourite headline of the past week is this one, in which Osbourne announced that £20 billion in welfare cuts had been found. Clearly it had ran away from home or something.

So, what did the first Conservative-only budget in nineteen years pledge? You can find out what it means for you here.

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The EU – Should We Stay Or Should We Go? Arguments For And Against The UK Leaving the European Union. 

The EU – Should We Stay Or Should We Go? Arguments For And Against The UK Leaving the European Union. 

Turn on the news – the EU. Open a paper – the EU. Go on any website – the EU.

There is no doubt, the European Union is a huge talking point at the moment, and it has been for a while. Why? One reason springs to mind: the rise of UKIP.

Ever since UKIP’s victory at the European Elections (which confuses me greatly, why stand for election to a parliament that you don’t believe in, and then not make the best of a bad situation?), the country has been swept with EU-mania. Before the 2015 General Election, Nick Clegg (former leader of the Liberal Democrats) and Nigel Farage (leader of UKIP) debated the issue on live television, accompanied by the seemingly ever-present David Dimbleby. That debate is more crucial than ever as Prime Minister David Cameron tries to renegotiate the UK’s role in the EU before an in/out referendum sometime in the next year.

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Hello World

Hello World

I’m Georgie, and I’m an A-Level student with a massive interest in politics.

This blog will consist of my opinion on political news, party news and other tid-bits that I can get my hands on. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I think now is the right time.

I class myself as left-wing on most issues, but I think that will become obvious in my posts.

Feel free to comment, I am absolutely open to discussion.

Hope you enjoy!