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Patrick Ireland

Born and raised in Herne Bay, Kent. I have recently finished my undergraduate degree in Politics & Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Currently studying at the London Film School. Interests in filmmaking, music, politics, travel and writing.

TTIP

EU-US Trade Pact Threatens Democracy

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) rather innocently describes itself as ‘a trade agreement’ that hopes to remove the regulatory differences between the United States and European Union. “[It] is an astonishingly bold project” says Ken Clarke, Conservative MP…

0 Comments / 193 View / 21/04/2014

Democracy and the Corporation

A Message from Professor Paddy Ireland on Economic Democracy

Recently Shout Out UK and Democracy Matters held their very first Forum on Economic Democracy at the Houses of Parliament. The event was an immense success although regrettably one of the speakers, Professor Paddy Ireland of the University of Bristol, was not able…

0 Comments / 51 View / 13/02/2014

Stop Neoliberalism

Why Are We Protesting: A Look Into Protests

2013 has been a year of protests across the globe. Most recently, as I am sure most of us are aware, protests have erupted in both Thailand and Ukraine. In Thailand, protesters have been calling for the resignation of Prime…

0 Comments / 5 View / 17/12/2013

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The Revolution Starts Here: Can the Internet Change Politics?

There are probably not many of us who haven’t seen (or heard about) Jeremy Paxman’s recent interview with Russell Brand. Comedian. Actor. Libertine. Political Activist. And now apparently ‘guest editor’ of the New Statesman. Just to give you some facts…

0 Comments / 11 View / 22/11/2013

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Trolls, Plato and The Invisible Man

In recent weeks social media has been ablaze with controversy after an article entitled ’24 Signs She’s A Slut’ began appearing across Facebook and Twitter. The article, which was published on the shamelessly sexist blog ‘Return of Kings’, proudly describes itself as being…

0 Comments / 13 View / 09/11/2013