Tag : theresa may

Theresa May’s avoidance of the media: a smart political game and a betrayal of democracy

1 year ago / 0 comments

In light of the decision to hold a General Election in June 2017, Theresa May has not initiated much direct contact with the media. By contrast, Jeremy Corbyn has kick-started the campaign for Labour by maintaining a conscious media presence. Images of Corbyn visiting constituencies; visiting primary schools, and attending … Read More

The election has to be about more than Brexit

1 year ago / 0 comments

Theresa May shocked us all when she called a General Election on the steps of Downing Street for June 8th. What was more shocking however, was her ‘reasoning’ behind her decision. She explained that she had decided to do so on the basis that Westminster wasn’t united behind her EU … Read More

Oh, snap! May announces early election

1 year ago / 0 comments

It is hardly a shock that Theresa May has today announced a snap election. If anything, it’s surprising that it has taken her this long. There are, of course, many factors that have led to this decision, but it appears that the final straw was the recent YouGov poll that … Read More

EU’ll miss us when we’re gone!

2 years ago / 0 comments

You might think you’re sick of hearing about Britain and the European Union, perhaps even exhausted of the whole affair, but Theresa May most likely cannot close her eyes without seeing ‘Brexit’. Don’t be fooled by nominal investments in mental health, or indeed her upcoming fashion shoot with Vogue, every … Read More

May’s mental health missions: rhetoric or reality?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Your friends are all pre-drinking for the night ahead. They’ve been playing ring of fire in the kitchen for the last half hour but you’re still in your room. Perhaps you’re studying your ceiling contemplating your worthlessness. Or pulling at your stomach in the mirror. Or having a panic attack … Read More

In a month in which Theresa May unveiled stricter UK surveillance measures, The Gryphon asks: "Is mass surveillance ever okay?"

3 years ago / 0 comments

Yes: “Big Brother is watching you.” That is what we were told by George Orwell in his famous work – 1984. Of the people I speak to at university, there appears to be a collective suspicion of mass surveillance, even a consensus of fear. I, however, am not fearful of … Read More

What is PREVENT really preventing?

3 years ago / 0 comments

This September, the government passed ‘the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act’: a strategy designed to ensure that teachers, professors, and academics now have a statutory duty to notice and report signs of so-called ‘non-violent extremism’. But is this simply an attempt to “protect impressionable young minds” and stamp out early signs … Read More