Tag : alex passingham

Democracy, but not as we know it

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It is hardly surprising that the decision by the House of Lords to pass an amendment led to howls of protest from some. The by now familiar lines about ‘the will of the people’ seemed to have an extra edge when the amendment in question was proposed by the unelected … Read More

The liberal who cried wolf

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First things first; a disclaimer. Like 99% of the people I know I find Trump’s Muslim ban repulsive, ill thought out and counterproductive. As such it became a valid topic for what was Leeds’ third protest in just over a week, following the demonstrations after Trump’s inauguration and the Leeds … Read More

The Gryphon asks: should Nigel Farage be given a government position to help with official relations between Britain and the U.S?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Rory Claydon After the results of this election seeing Donald Trump being swept into the White House, I can say that it would be in Britain’s best interests to keep a good working relationship up with the new President-elect, after all the special relationship we have with the … Read More

Gay rights or party politics?

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“I don’t support gay marriage in spite of being a Conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a Conservative”. With those words at a Conservative conference in 2011, David Cameron (remember him?) set Britain on a course towards being a country where marriage would no longer be denied to … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: In defence of grammar schools

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More than most political issues, the debate around Grammar schools is both personal and extremely passionate. For those in favour, grammars are a vehicle for social mobility, providing children from ordinary backgrounds an education on par with that their wealthier contemporaries pay for at private schools. For those against, they … Read More