Tag : theresa may

Bayeux Tapest-oui

10 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

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In Theresa May’s January reshuffle of the Cabinet, Universities minister Jo Johnson has been replaced by Sam Gyimah.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 Carillion Crows Are Circling: Is Outsourcing Dead?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Facility management firm Carillion’s recent collapse was one of epic proportions, casting 450 public-sector contracts into doubt, dragging down thousands of small businesses and leaving tens of thousands of employees with an uncertain few weeks ahead. As a gargantuan enterprise with a vast web of projects, services and indeed debt … Read More

The Single Market and the UK: A Little Bit of Heaven, A Little Bit of Hell

11 months ago / 0 comments

At the 11th hour of Brexit talks between Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday 4th December, a veto mightier than the likes of what Johnson, Gove or Rees-Mogg could ever have dreamt of wielding was cast by ten Northern Irish MPs. The Democratic Unionist leader, Arlene ... Read More

The Conservative party conference 2017: The end of May’s tenure?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ever since the election on the 8th June, the Conservative party and its leader, Theresa May, have been on a downward spiral. A snap election, called by Mrs May herself, had seen her party lose its parliamentary majority despite having a 21 point lead in the polls beforehand. From the … Read More

Boris is only unsackable because May is pathetic

1 year ago / 0 comments

In the last month, Boris Johnson has proved to be an even greater survivor than Theresa May. Of course, he’s always been prone to gaffes or careless outbursts – that’s Boris for you – but these last few weeks have taken things to a whole new level. Firstly, he went … 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

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

2001 Leeds Student Interview Reveals May’s Support for Section 28

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An interview from a 2001 edition of The Gryphon, then called the Leeds Student, has been rediscovered showing the Prime Minister’s support for section 28 – the legislation which prevented the “promotion of homosexuality in schools”. May said that “most parents want the comfort of knowing section 28 is there” … Read More