Interview with Joel Williams
Joseph Perry sits down with Big Brother contestant and Conservative Party member Joel Williams
Having stayed in the Big Brother house, and stood for the Welsh Assembly before the age of 21, Joel Williams has accomplished more in his youth than most do in a lifetime.
This year’s Big Brother runner-up, who is also an active member of the Conservative Party, won over fans with his unflappable personality on the show, and his tough questioning to other Channel 5 housemates.
With plans to run for one of Wales’ most senior political positions, it is unlikely that we have heard the last of Joel Williams.
Joel joined Joseph Perry on his Saturday afternoon show to discuss his experience of 2015 - a year in which he won thousands of votes on TV, and his beloved Conservative Party won a General Election.
They spoke about the paranoia of the Big Brother house, meeting up with fellow contestants on the outside, and…
Opinion: Focus on Tacking Extremism
A look into possible ways to combat terror and extremism.
Not many people are going to deny that religious extremism is happening around the world and on our own continent, causing destruction on a daily basis. Yet as a country and continent, the precautions we have in place are struggling to control or combat the spread of evil.
The terrifying, shocking events that happened in Paris only a few weeks ago, reinstated the belief that terrorism has to be stopped. IS claimed responsibility for the atrocities that took place in France. France took direct action in heavily bombing targets throughout Syria, but recent events pose the question; why haven’t we stopped these extremists carrying out terrorist attacks in their own countries and closer to home sooner? There are a few possible reasons for this.
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Should be bomb Syria? The decision is safe in the hands of our trusted politicians...
On Wednesday, we will know if Britain is joining the fight against Islamic State in Syria. This country’s bombing campaign is already existent across Iraq, however, in the light of the Paris attacks, the debate has raged on as to whether the campaign should be extended to Syria, specifically Islamic State’s heartland in Raqqa.
The House of Commons is due to vote on the issue; David Cameron has called for further strikes, claiming that it will make Britain “safer”, but the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is opposing action, against the wishes of some of his ministers. Senior figures in his party, including foreign secretary Hilary Benn, may back Cameron’s proposals. Hence with the recent news that Corbyn won’t whip his MPs – thereby ensuring a free vote – it is likely that the Prime Minister shall be victorious, unlike when he failed to convince his colleagues that Britain…