Tag : conservative

Will the New Budget Solve Our Debt Problems?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Last week, news broke that the Chancellor was looking at ways to fill a black hole of nearly £20bn in the public finances before the budget later this month. Recent analysis shows that the deficit is likely to rise to nearly £36bn in the next four years, double the forecast … Read More

Conservative MP Scrutinised for “Sinister” Letter to Vice-Chancellors

1 year ago / 0 comments

A Conservative MP and government whip, Chris Heaton-Harris, has been sharply criticised for writing a letter to every Vice-Chancellor in the country asking for the names of professors who lecture in European affairs “with special reference to Brexit”. He also requested copies to the syllabuses and online lectures for any … Read More

Government approves parents location chipping freshers

1 year ago / 0 comments

The “freshers charter” bill was today given royal assent after becoming law last week. The bill will give parents and guardians the legal right to forcibly “chip” their university inbound sons and daughters to track their location. The bill comes after a petition that collected over 200,000 signatures prompted debate … Read More

Leeds UKIP candidate supports NHS privatisation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Leeds Central UKIP candidate Bill Palfreman has expressed his support for privatising the NHS at a hustings organised by Open Rights Group, Amnesty International, and Global Justice Now. Speaking first to the public in relation to cyber security and attacks on the NHS, Palfreman said “I don’t know if anyone remembers … Read More

Campus Watch: Sussex University hosts staff workshops on ‘dealing with right-wing attitudes in the classroom’

2 years ago / 0 comments

Officials at the university state that the event was aimed at helping staff act appropriately when faced with extreme views, such as racism or homophobia. The workshop was held for academic staff by one of the leading professors at the university and was well advertised around campus via posters, welcoming … Read More

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi addresses students at LUU PakSoc event

4 years ago / 0 comments

This week, the former Minister of Faith and Communities and Leeds alumni, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi spoke as a guest for an event hosted by LUU Pakistani Society. The event on Thursday, which was publicised as ‘An Audience with Baroness Warsi’, aimed to celebrate the Baroness’ achievements as the first British Asian Muslim … Read More

Comment | Gove the reformer

5 years ago / 0 comments

If we truly believe all students should have the same opportunity to be successful, we should have an education system which reflects that. This week Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, set out his mission: to break down the ‘Berlin Wall’ between state and private schools. English state schools are improving, … Read More

Comment | Hard Working Families

5 years ago / 0 comments

The slogan ‘For Hardworking People’ loomed over the smug head of David Cameron at the Conservative Party conference back in September, where he unveiled a number of policies designed, he claimed, to help ‘hard working families’. It’s one of the their favourite soundbite phrases, often accompanied by the loaded epithet, … Read More