Our UK War Tax Campaign

Sign our petition : https://www.change.org/p/damian-hinds-mp-impose-a-war-tax-should-parliament-vote-to-authorise-military-action-abroad?recruiter=41486807&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink

If Her Majesty’s Government and Parliament deem it necessary to declare war on a foreign government or send British troops to fight in foreign lands, then a 5% tax increase should be imposed across the board, including Income Tax, National Insurance contributions, Value Added Tax (VAT), Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, excise duty, and Stamp Duty.

Red Rockets Over the Horizon

By James A. Chisem

In 1938, Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov had been identified as an enemy of the Soviet state. According to the powers that be, he was a Trotskyite plotter who had conspired with other missile designers and technicians to overthrow socialism and derail the Russian path to progress. Of course, Sergey Pavolvich was not a spy, nor a traitor—he was the victim of a world in which truth and fiction were as…

Mr Livingstone, I Presume?

By James A. Chisem

This week should have been plain sailing for the British Labour Party. Granted, nobody’s expecting Kezia Dugdale and company to halt the seemingly inexorable march of the SNP in the Scottish Parliamentary elections, nor does it look like there’ll be any sweeping gains in Local Council elections, but the Welsh cohort is on course to maintain its majority in the Senedd, and expectations are so low in general that anything bar a complete catastrophe at next week’s polls will likely be spun as a qualified success—a competent steadying of the ship, if you will. There’s even…

Interview: Social Science Talks Science Fiction

Matthew Campbell (MC) is a PhD student at Aberysywyth University’s Department of International Politics, where he researches Global Health Security. A well-rounded geek, Matthew is one half of the team that runs ‘Social Science Talks Science Fiction’, a podcast mixing politics with pop-culture. Atlantic Bulletin editor James Chisem (JC) interviewed him on 24th April. JC: ​First off, can […]