Smaller Scale Democracies Help to Overcome Colonial Mistakes

Smaller Scale Democracies Help to Overcome Colonial Mistakes Large nation states are not the only political systems in which war, economic mismanagement, social ills, poverty and aggression take place. Smaller states have also been subject to these issues. To understand the causes of these issues in smaller states, it is important to know the causes, […]

2020: Year In Review

2020: Year In Review As 2020 comes to a close, the Local Matters team joins millions of others in looking back at the past twelve months. For us, this was the year that we built our foundation.  In January of this year, Local Matters was nothing but an idea. Since then, we have planted our […]

Why Bother? An Analysis Of Activism

Why Bother? An Analysis Of Activism Simply put, one could define an activist as a person who campaigns to bring about political or social change. This description lacks depth and overlooks vital aspects, benefits and consequences of this lifestyle – and activism certainly is a lifestyle choice, and not just a hobby. With this broad […]

Localism and Technology

Localism and Technology I come from a background of technology, as does almost any person in England who grew up in the twenty-first century. I still remember when I was first given the family computer, or when I got my first laptop. I cherish the memories of getting my first gaming PC, or when I […]

Fashionable Politics

Fashionable Politics Perhaps one of the most concerning characteristics of today’s mega corporations, and a great contributor to their strength, is their political flexibility. Of course, some companies may be inherently political; such as Local Matters, who exist solely to project and increase the popularity of their political principles, or Eco Straws, who exclusively sell […]

Depression: A Political Issue

Depression: A Political Issue In England, 17% of the population is currently prescribed anti-depressants (NHS website, 2019) and suicide was found in 2018 to be the single biggest killer of males under the age of 45 (Mackay, 2018). But while we generally consider depression and mental illness to be an unavoidable phenomenon, an unbalancing of […]

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