Let’s stay in the EU

The European Union isn’t perfect, but as an organisation it has been an incredible force for good across Europe and the UK has played an important role in leading it forward. The EU was formed after World War II to promote international solidarity across the continent as it struggled to rebuild after decades of conflict.  The founding principle of the EU is that by engaging in trade and co-operating with fellow European countries that Europe will be safer, stronger and more prosperous.  And that’s exactly — Read more →

Brexit – What now?

So, it’s happened.  the UK has voted to leave the European Union.  While the result was perhaps a surprise, it’s worth noting that the polls did actually show that Leave was in the lead going into the final day, with the “undecided effect” not really materialising for the Remain camp in the way that many pollsters and I expected. Here are the final results from each part of the country: Remain Leave England 46.6% 53.4% Scotland 62.0% 38.0% Wales 47.5% 52.5% N Ireland 55.8% 44.2% — Read more →

EU Referendum Predictions

Britain’s decision day is here, and today the electorate will decide whether or not the UK should remain within or leave the European Union. Who’s going to win is anyone’s guess, with the polls being almost dead level going into today’s historic vote, but with the help of some precedent and some stats – I’m going to make a prediction on how things are going to turn out tonight. Here are how the final polls look going into the vote: Remain Leave Undecided Online 43.6% — Read more →

EU Ref Poll Update – 3 days to go

It’s been a tragic week in the EU referendum campaign, with the horrific murder of young MP Jo Cox on Thursday naturally overshadowing the political battle going on – although the two may, in utterly barbaric terms, be linked together by a gunman whose motives seem to be political in nature. All things considered though, the momentum that had been trending towards Leave in the last two weeks since my last update has slowed a little as the “status quo” effect has begun to kick — Read more →

E3 2016 Round-up

E3 is a conference that has greatly diminished in the last few years as a source of gaming excitement.  The days of massive new game releases, console reveals of consequence and shock-and-awe moments are long gone, and while the gaming industry’s biggest conference it remains to be – E3 is no longer a must-watch for fans of video games. This year was particularly tame, with no major surprises offered up by Sony, Microsoft or any of the big publishing houses. There were a few games — Read more →

University & I

It feels a little surreal to be saying it, but my education career is over.  Words at times I never thought I’d actually be able to say! I’m now a graduate of the University of Aberdeen, and ready to finally go out into the big, bad world of work.  My four years have armed me with the skills and experiences I need to find myself a good job in the field that I want and I’ll soon be able to earn plenty money to make — Read more →