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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.

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Director’s Exclusive – Why I Made Anonymous: A Million Men and why I need your support

Anonymous was made for the people, to show that we have alternatives to the politics of Westminster and that the wheels of change have been set in motion. Last month, Guy Fawkes was back in Parliament …. or should I…

0 Comments / 166 View / 07/08/2015

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Profit over People: Why We Should Be Moving To The Left Of Politics

We appear to be at a crucial juncture in our modern political history. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the last five years have clearly shown us that we’re not at ‘the end of history’ as some neoliberals triumphantly predicted after…

0 Comments / 125 View / 08/04/2015

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Syriza: Let’s Not Give Up On Voting Just Yet!

We do not live in a genuine democracy. Democracy does not look remotely like the political system we have currently in the United Kingdom. This, I’m afraid, is an indisputable fact. Moreover, Russell Brand is right. Voting can often be…

0 Comments / 82 View / 30/01/2015

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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 / 205 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 / 79 View / 13/02/2014