By H M Zaheer
Why should we consider international development as an issue when voting in the 2010 General Election?
In a world of evolving social media, 24-7 news and unlimited communications, politicians are realising the importance of Generation Next. This varied group of young people may not know it, but they make up a considerable size of the population and will play a decisive role in electing our next government. The mainstream parties are aware of their importance and are actively...
By Mohammed Amin
At first sight the question sounds trivial. Who would choose to be powerless? Many though have no choice but to remain politically powerless. Around the world, millions live under dictatorships where power is jealously guarded by the few. Any attempt to produce change can result in imprisonment or death.
In contrast, we live in one of the freest societies on Earth, where power is dispersed and readily available to those who seek it. 726
By Basmah Saqib
I’m out with my flag
strapped to my backpack
and I’m staring
again at the Houses that have given up caring
When is my voice gonna be heard?
When will my government learn that
Sitting on a moral debt 705
Reclaim Your Stage:
The Platform is a groundbreaking blog that provides current affairs and cultural commentary. Our pieces offer challenging opinions from a range of spectrums; that’s why we love hosting a platform for them.