About me: Londoner, but I love spending time in Oxford and Belgium.
Hold a MSc in International Public Policy (Queen Mary University of London), and a BA (Hons.) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). Naturally, I have a keen interest in politics. I voted remain in the 2016 EU referendum, and I am an avid commentator with regards to the Brexit process.
As much as I hate referenda for many reasons,
I hold firm that the best option to save the UK from a “policy block”, and a political, economic and social crisis was to remain.
This reversal could be done before exit, or by leaving and then reapplying (fast-track subject to EU approval). The issue is large, long-term, and will effect future generations in so many ways.
At the very least the British public should have a vote on the final Brexit deal. It should not be left down to one question on a ballot paper on the 23rd June 2016 that defines the very future of the country on such a large issue, and that simply ignores any public opinion when negotiations are concluded later down the line. The democratic deficit needs taking into account in this process.
I am a fan of using facts in discourse, but facts are so 2015…. remember fake news! “Fake News!” Maybe, I’ve got to move with the times 🙂
I am in the process of learning French to fluency. Any assistance in reaching fluency would be well received.
My interests involve meeting friends, socialising, going to bars and pubs, F1, Flying, Driving, the internet, Gaming, Gym, Go-Karting (when I can), politics, Engineering, Castles, Economics, and Music (Reggae, R&B, Rap, Grime and anything with a good beat). Reading when I can, mostly Tom Clancy, Russian literature and The Economist.
Countries I most want to visit: Italy, Thailand, Switzerland, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, Finland, Poland.
Political Stand: Somewhere.
Favourite Beverages: Coke, Beer, Water, Rum and Ginger Ale
Favourite Food: French, Italian, Chinese, Indian cuisine, Fish Pie, Shepherds Pie, Jamaican, and Belgian cuisine. Yes, I am a massive, massive foodie 🙂
Online Resume (WIP): http://cv.matthewashley.co.uk
Originally, this blog was called my Mixed Blog due to me being categorised as of “mixed race”.
However, I do believe that race is a label given by humans to categorise and divide people who are otherwise the same. Race is a social construct. Imagine if we could just get this out to everyone. We all share similar characteristics. So, I do prefer to see this as a HUMAN blog now. However, any major alterations would take a lot of effort and time that I do not have.
You will notice that my grammar is terrible in most of my posts (I just write n’ post!) but I think I manage to express what I mean. Well, I hope I do. Anyway, Enjoy my ramblings and enjoy my blog.