Proposed Budget Cuts To The Northern Ireland Health Service

Last week, we attended the public consultation in Newtownabbey on the proposed £13 million cuts to the Antrim Trust (and £70 million across the whole of Northern Ireland) to try and understand what the Department of Health is proposing with these cuts and how they plan to justify them and explain the need…

Chatter Episode 15 – Callum Curry On Sussd and Life As An Entrepreneur In Northern Ireland

Callum Curry was the guest on today’s show ahead of the launch of his new polling company, Sussd. Sussd is a locally driven community polling platform that will allow people to give opinions on how local issues are being dealt with and give them the chance to impact real change in their community….

Revolution Without Revolution

We live in a broken system, that’s not to say it is beyond repair or utterly dysfunctional, but it does not work for the majority of people. We have massive wealth and income inequality here in the UK and even greater wealth and income inequality in the US. These problems have been exacerbated significantly…

Was EU Tax Evasion Regulation The Reason For The Brexit Referendum?

The EU has an unbelievably wide-ranging scope of powers, from agricultural to fiscal policy and everything in between. This is one of the main reasons that the Leave campaign was so successful, they wanted to ‘take back control’ from Brussels and Luxembourg to recapture and restore Parliamentary sovereignty to Westminster – it is…

Chatter Episode 14 – Bret Weinstein On The Evolutionary Implications Of Technology And Modern Society

Today’s guest is Bret Weinstein. Bret is a former Evergreen State College Professor at the centre of a massive controversy and a tort claim (which he has just settled) surrounding a day of absence at the University, which you can read more about below. We got into numerous fascinating discussions about the nature and problems…

The Economic and Social Benefits of Taxing Marijuana

With Prince William questioning UK drug policy and the Liberal Democrats reaffirming their commitment to making marijuana legal for sale in the UK, despite the appointment of Vince Cable as leader, we wanted to take a look at some of the key arguments for legalising and taxing marijuana in the UK. Irrespective of…