Tag : Michael Everritt

Corbyn struggling to Copeland

2 years ago / 0 comments

Recently, Jeremy Corbyn attempted a political stunt by releasing his tax return and challenging the chancellor to do the same. On paper, it was a smart move, especially as Labour was in need of something to distract media attention away from its devastating loss in the Copeland by-election. This being … Read More

Defining Milo Yiannopoulos: a useful idiot

2 years ago / 107 comments

It has been said, in different ways by different people, that reputations take a lifetime to build and moments to destroy. The latest person to prove that true is Milo Yiannopoulos. What is truly remarkable is how many times, before now, that moment should have come. Now, at last, all … Read More

Trump: the accidental fascist?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Copies of 1984 have sold out on Amazon in recent weeks, and you do not need to be Sherlock to figure out why that might be. For the American far-right, and the Trump administration which represents it, the world is the way they say it is. That is true even, … Read More

A look back on 2016

2 years ago / 0 comments

It began with the death of David Bowie, less than two weeks into the New Year. An almost mythical figure, many would not have been surprised if he had proved to be immortal. The stark realisation that he was mortal, like the rest of us, set the tone for 2016. … Read More

The legacy of Castro: icon and image

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fidel Castro is dead and already the world feels a little duller because of it. Whether Castro was a good man is now a moot point. Let the historians argue about that, if they so desire. Whether he was a great man is a question that is far more worth … Read More

Observations on being disabled

2 years ago / 0 comments

In this day and age, many will be tempted to think that the disabled have never had it so good. Even if that is true on paper, take it from me that we still have a long way to go as a society. Though not disabled myself, being in a … Read More

The kids are alright!

2 years ago / 0 comments

Students do not have the best of reputations these days. Take this from a mature student who spent a decade in the “real world” before coming to university. It is a widely held belief that students are, apparently in league with immigrants and welfare cheats, bringing this country down. Do … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Should Britain abolish its monarchy?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Yes – Rory Claydon: Only a few days ago, the nation was abuzz with news. It wasn’t news of junior doctors striking, refugees, or indeed, anything that matters – instead, the media decided that we all needed to know about the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Even monarchists must admit the wide … Read More

Otto Warmbier: a man stranded in the gap between morality and legality

3 years ago / 0 comments

Let us get one thing out of the way, here at the start: Otto Warmbier, the US student who stole a propaganda poster from a North Korean hotel, is guilty of the crime with which he has been charged. This is not up for dispute. The simple fact is that … Read More

Battlefield Europe

3 years ago / 0 comments

Regardless of their position on the political spectrum, any politician ought to relish the prospect of debating a juicy topic like Britain’s place in Europe. Lust for money and power aside, it is the prospect of weighing in on such an important issue that gets people into politics in the … Read More