Tag : conservatives

The End of Austerity? Don’t be Absurd

4 days ago / 0 comments

Last week, we saw the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, deliver the annual budget. The defining moment of this year’s budget was Hammond’s bold declaration that “the era of austerity is finally coming to an end.” So, is he telling the truth? Moreover, has austerity worked? The answers, of … Read More

Both The Conservatives And Labour Are Wrong About Housing

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

As it stands, the people of Britain are quite divided. There is, though, one issue that brings them all together – housing. There’s a rare consensus in Britain that cuts across all the political spectrum. We need more houses. This is understandable but wrong. Theresa May was right about one … Read More

The “Disfunctional” Views of Bath Conservatives

9 months ago / 0 comments

A single thoughtless tweet on food poverty, not intended to insult, but insulting nonethless, for which we unreservedly apologise, does not represent our Association view, nor our continuing committment to build a better Britain & a better Bath for all residents.— Bath Conservatives (@BathCA) February 19, 2018 The tweet from ... Read More

New Universities Minister Appointed

10 months ago / 0 comments

In Theresa May’s January reshuffle of the Cabinet, Universities minister Jo Johnson has been replaced by Sam Gyimah. Taking a look at what plans Gyimah has for higher education, his appointment could signal, most prominently, a move to reduce tuition fees – a policy which both Johnson and the former … Read More

The Dangerous Disdain For Tories

1 year ago / 0 comments

Honk if you hate the Tories! #toryscum #Leeds pic.twitter.com/eRzDjhsr— Swss LeedsUni (@SwssLeedsUni) February 24, 2012 In order to develop we need to have our ideas challenged. Over the past few months, I have seen a trend forming amongst the politically active youth, whether it be through Facebook, Instagram or conversations ... Read More

Tories Cut Ties With University Groups

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Conservative Party are cutting their ties with all university groups after a number of incidents caused negative backlash towards their party.   It follows a recommendation from an internal report and suggests the party is trying to distance itself from embarrassing past actions from student members. These incidents are not … Read More

Tuition Fees: Where do the Two Main Parties Stand?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Conservatives Theresa May has pledged to cap tuition fees at the current rate of £9,250 a year, as well as raising the earning threshold for beginning repayments from £21,000 to £25,000 a year. She has also promised a review of higher education and student funding in the long term, with … Read More

May Offers Tentative Olive Branch For Students

1 year ago / 0 comments

The government has promised to freeze fees at the current rate of £9,250. In an interview on Sunday with Andrew Marr, Theresa May went back on her campaign pledge to increase tuition fees to £9,500,  claiming to have ‘listened to voters’ following the June election. The U-turn represents just one part … Read More

Public sector workers deserve better than real-terms pay cut

1 year ago / 0 comments

If you have ever been ill, attended a school or had to call the emergency services, then congratulations, the overwhelming odds are that you have benefited from the labour of public sector workers. These are the people who keep the country running: they care for the sick, educate the young … Read More

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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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