CSM EDITORIAL We would like to thank the entrants for this year’s CSM Christmas Competition. The entries were …err… interesting. We have chosen 5 which we feel are good enough to proceed to compete for prizes. They are also fit to appear on the magazine, unlike some of the … err … rather adult memes that were sent to us. Please review the winning memes … Continue reading CSM Meme Competition Winners
Has your opinion changed since the EU referendum? Continue reading CSM Brexit Opinion Poll
Australian Julian Assange is wanted in the US over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents. Sweden said on Friday it had decided to drop its rape investigation. Meanwhile Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe passage out of the country. The Wikileaks founder has chosen to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he waits for the UK to communicate what it … Continue reading What to do with Assange?
Labour is pledging not to raise income tax for those earning less than £80,000 a year as part of an election “personal tax guarantee” for 95% of taxpayers. The shadow chancellor John McDonnell said those on more than £80,000 would pay “a modest bit more” to fund public services. One wonders how much MPs earn? Will Labour MPs be affected by this planned income tax … Continue reading Labour: You Pay, Not Us
UKIP’s manifesto will include proposals to ban full veils according to UKIP’s party leader Paul Nuttall. The announcement has sparked strong reaction on both sides of the debate. Theresa May says women can wear whatever they want. Ban or allow? Who’s right on this? Are the Tories missing a popular point? Continue reading Do You Support a Burka Ban?
The EU Exit Bill is worth paying? Or should the UK just walk? Here we ask you how much you’d be willing to pay: Continue reading Pay the EU Exit Bill?
CSM POLLS Already the EU has thrown Gibraltar into the negotiations. Isn’t this just the time to walk away and fall back on WTO arrangements? Leave the EU with its huge leaving bill sitting unpaid in its hands? After all, these jokers couldn’t negotiate their way out of a paper bag, right? Or should Theresa May bide her time. Maybe many years. And walk away … Continue reading Deal or No Deal?
Last week George Osborne was announced as the new Editor of the Evening Standard. Osborne accepted a £650,000 part-time role with the investment firm BlackRock. As well as advising the financial giant, Osborne gives after-dinner speeches, chairs the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and is completing a fellowship in America, in addition to being MP for Tatton in Cheshire. Many are saying Osborne should step down as an MP … Continue reading Should UK MPs Work Just as MPs?
CSM POLLS The Liberal Democrats are an enigma. They surprised the nation by producing some competent ministers for the coalition government of 2010-2015. The likes of Danny Alexander and David Laws stepped up to the plate and Norman Lamb showed impressive grasp and empathy. Now, under Tim Farron, they have turned into the go-to Brexit protest party and – with 109 Peers in the House … Continue reading Lib Dems: Permanent Bridesmaids?