Tag : theresa may

Mayday

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The biggest story from Parliament before the summer recess was that Theresa May survived as Prime Minister. However, most agree that Mrs May cannot lead the party into the next election. Conservative MPs can trigger a confidence vote should 15% of them write to the chair of the 1922 committee … Read More

May’s outstretched hand to Africa – cynical fears of China or real change in trade policy?

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Our prime minister, Theresa May, recently returned from her tour d’Afrique. On her whistle-stop tour, Mrs. May intentionally overshot Europe and landed with her business posse in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria for three days to highlight a desperate mix of pre-post-Brexit blues and a seemingly cynically charged future partnership … Read More

The Windrush Scandal: May’s Britain Takes Us Back To The 1950s

3 months ago / 0 comments

As the Windrush scandal grips every news headline, Britain has been left in utter disbelief that our system has allowed such inhumane treatments to occur. From extreme cases of those denied cancer treatment, to those left homeless as a product of May’s ‘hostile immigration policy’, there is no shortage to … Read More

The Windrush Generation vs. Theresa May

5 months ago / 0 comments

Recently, a scandal between the Prime Minister and the Caribbean community in Britain has emerged due to the continuation of a hostile environment for those considered illegal immigrants. The current situation has even involved the forced removal of migrants who have lived in the UK for most of their lives. … Read More

The Gryphon asks: Are the airstrikes in Syria the right decision?

5 months ago / 0 comments

YES: In defence of airstrikes for human rights This weekend’s bombing of Syria undertaken in response to chemical weapons attacks in Douma has been met with raucous condemnation, as many fear that the targeted air strikes by the USA, UK and France may escalate the delicate situation that has engulfed … Read More

Mixed Reception for May’s Higher Education Review

7 months ago / 0 comments

On Monday, Theresa May announced her plans for a higher education funding review that could lead to a reduction in tuition fees. Other plans for the review include her idea for a focus on vocational qualifications; suggesting that university should not be the sole choice, and education should instead be … Read More

The End of the Road for UK’s Trade Ties with China?

8 months ago / 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to beat the drum for deepening trade ties and showcasing Britain’s global ambitions. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming it is essential for the UK to open up new overseas markets as the general consensus is that trade with the EU … Read More

Trump’s Tweets Are A Call For Resistance

8 months ago / 0 comments

Britain First is a far-right fringe group who pose a direct threat to the UK and the people who live here. Last week, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, chose to tacitly endorse their views on social media. The government has stated that an official state visit will ... Read More

Bayeux Tapest-oui

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Victorian historian Edward Freeman wrote that ‘history is past politics and politics present history’. Last week’s decision by Emanuel Macron to give Britain the Bayeux tapestry for the first time in its near 900 year history demonstrates he was correct in the most literal sense, with one of the … Read More

New Universities Minister Appointed

8 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