Burning the flag is a fundamental freedom | Will Saunders

Growing up, I used to argue with my dad all the time. Whatever it was about, I’d feel the rising of that teen anger at what seems such inexplicable injustice. I’m ashamed to say (though I’m confident that I’m by no means alone in this) that, on occasion, I lashed out, and tried to hit […]

Trump offered what Clinton never would: Change | Deniz Karaman

Following the result of the UK’s referendum to leave the EU, and the recent election of Donald Trump, 2016 has been branded the worst year for politics since Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1932. The order of both the UK and US establishments have been threatened, and they are left unsure of how to […]

Militant protest: a danger to democracy | Ben Glaister

When the honourable member for Huddersfield spoke in the House of Commons earlier this year, he referred to members of the house and the general public who had voted and campaigned for Brexit as the ‘Guilty Brexiteers’. Having lunch in Surrey this summer, a few days after the results of the referendum, a particularly vocal […]

Whatever happened to liberal values? | Matthew Cowley

This is not an article about Donald Trump. It is an article about his victory, but it is not about him, or his supporters. This article is about the death of liberal values brought about by their rejection by the very people who claim to uphold them. Democracy is the pinnacle of all social liberal […]

Trump’s foreign policy: a new hope? | Chris Murray

It’s finally over. After a painfully drawn-out election cycle, at last America has chosen its next President. This election has hurt the country, re-opening old wounds and inflicting new ones that threaten social cohesion across the U.S. After all, the last few months have been dominated by personal insults from both campaigns. The lack of […]

The curious conservatism of the student left | Jake Scott

Watching Downton Abbey for the first time this morning (shocking, I know), I was given the impression that the writer wanted to present a world entirely removed from our own, one hundred years gone where men were men and women were women, where people knew their place and where the slightest word (a let-slip ‘damn’ […]

Trump-Hitler comparisons are absurd and offensive | Adam Forshaw

Last night was the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht. An event perpetrated by a group of people so evil, so vile, it cannot be comprehended on a rational level, and there is no fitting word for them. It was also the day after the US election that saw Donald Trump declared the 45th President-elect of the […]

Trump is the only choice for conservative America | Joseph Prebble

Note: All articles pertaining to the 2016 US elections contain the views of the writer only, and do not reflect any editorial position of The Mallard, whichever has remained neutral. Stay strong. We are nearly there. A final night of speculation, polling and worried faces, and Pepe memes will finally give us the answer that […]

Is UKIP’s legacy its only future? | Oliver Norgrove

No major party has encountered more derision in British political history than UKIP. The extent to which this is justified is for others to ponder. I personally think, having spent time inside the party (unlike most of UKIP’s detractors), that much of the criticism swung its way was disproportionate and exaggerated. After all, how anomalous […]