Category : Views

Who’s ready for Rees-Mogg?

1 week ago / 0 comments

Whisper it quietly but people are slowly but surely starting to use the words “Rees-Mogg” and ‘Prime Minister’ in the same sentence. The odds on his becoming so have been slashed in recent weeks, making a Rees-Mogg premiership more likely than so-called big hitters such as Sajid Javid and Michael ... Read More

Bullying is bad – unless you’re a Tory

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Kane Emerson (Image courtesy of Daily Mail)

The Gryphon asks: Umunna’s Brexit amendment – the right decision?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Yes – Samuel Robinson As the painful Brexit saga rumbles on, we have our latest morsel of tragi-comic entertainment: Chuka Umunna’s motion to amend the Queen’s Speech to guarantee membership of the single market and customs union after exit from the EU. It wasn’t long before Umunna was being shot … Read More

Now is the real test of whether Corbyn is PM material

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

It would be something of an understatement to describe the last year as a bad one in British politics. The referendum last year opened the floodgates to a whole host of problems, first claiming the scalp of David Cameron, unleashing a wave of division and resentment in civil society, and … Read More

If you want to win the youth vote, you’ve got to speak their language

1 month ago / 0 comments

“Children are to be seen and not heard”, so goes the idiom. And so goes the Tory party’s strategy towards young voters as well, according to their 2017 election campaign. If the Tories want to know why they so categorically failed to gain their predicted landslide, then the party needs … Read More

Theresa May got us into this election mess. Now let her muddle through it.

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These election results are a shambolic mess. It has cost us £130 million and didn’t give the increased majority the Conservatives predicted, but more importantly, the UK now has an illegitimate government in both numerical terms and in light of the Tories’ thoughtless gamble on the social and political stability … Read More

GE2017: the real winners

1 month ago / 0 comments

The real winners in last week’s general election were the youth. With the Conservatives losing their majority and the Labour party, whilst making impressive gains, falling short, it is the young people of Britain who can come away from the election knowing that their job has been done. Corbyn’s Labour … Read More

#MyVoteCounts – Why you need to go out and vote tomorrow

2 months ago / 0 comments

Still not sure who to vote for? Still not sure why you should bother? We spoke to four students voting in tomorrow’s election to find out why they’re voting and why they feel like their vote will make a difference. Luke Etheridge – Fourth year automotive engineering student Another year, … Read More

Why You Should Go To The Polls Even If You Don’t Actually Vote

2 months ago / 0 comments

While a lot of your peers will inundate you with who they are voting for and who you should vote for too, there are still many of us out there registered to vote but with no idea of who we will vote for, perhaps even if we will vote at … Read More

Left and Right: a binary reaction to terrorism

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Manchester attack on Monday, which killed 22 people and injured many more, has once again reignited the binary reaction to terrorist atrocities that is intensely problematic when assessing such events. Across the political spectrum, on the right and left, there is a tendency to assign sole responsibility on one … Read More