The Rise of Big Brother: Surveillance in the UK│ Sarah Emily Horton

Mobile phones; laptops; iPads; iPhones; technology surrounds us. But what if every one of those everyday appliances was spying on you?The passing of the Investigatory Powers Bill – otherwise known as Snooper’s Charter – has changed the face of UK politics. “The UK now has a surveillance law that is more suited to a dictatorship […]

It’s time for a Traditionalist Conservative movement │ Robin Popley

I’ve got a confession to make – I haven’t always been a Tory.When I was a child and a young adult, my perception of a Tory was someone who had a poster of Mrs Thatcher hanging up in their bedroom and thought that the Poll Tax was the greatest government idea our nation ever had.Then, […]

Theresa May’s speech will give us a Crème Brûlée Brexit │Joe Porter

As a hardcore Brexiteer, I am pleased that the Prime Minister has delivered a positive, confident, ambitious, and dynamic vision for an optimistic future. She had a difficult task, but stuck a cordial and conciliatory tone that was a perfect blend of pro-Europeanism, a commitment to fully delivering Brexit and practical compromise to satisfy both […]

Driving Miss. Saudi | Sarah Stook

It’s happened.By royal decree (doesn’t that sound like something out of a story), King Salman of Saudi Arabia has allowed women to obtain a drivers license, finally allowing them to drive legally. It’s a great victory, yes: but I have to be a little cynical here.There has never actually been a law against women driving, […]

Giving Better Ideas a Better Platform │ Jack Emsley

I’m aware that the audience I’m reaching by writing for The Mallard will be predominantly card-carrying Conservatives at British universities, so lecturing on the evils of the left and the virtues of the right would probably be a popular direction for this article to take; I do know that preaching to the choir in the […]

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Book Review)

Title: What HappenedAuthor: Hillary Rodham ClintonPlace: United StatesPublisher: Simon and ShusterEdition: FirstPages: 512Price: £8.99 (Hardback-Amazon)ISBN: 978-1471166945Rating: 2/5I have to admit, that when I went to purchase this book, I hesitated somewhat. Why was I doing this? I had ordered several books recently, and still had more than half of those to read. All were about […]

In Defence of Uber│Jake Scott

Today, Transport for London (TfL), the local government body for public transport links in the capital, has decided to not renew the private business license for Uber, the app-based taxi business. Uber, since taking the UK taxi market by storm in the last three years, has been accused of a “lack of corporate responsibility” and […]

Losing an Election: How the Presidential Nominees Have Failed │ Sarah Stook

In every US election, someone loses. If you include the smaller parties- such as the Greens, Libertarian and the Reform parties, there is more than one. Often, if one is on the opposing side of the candidate, then they will argue the people who have lost the most are the American people. There are reasons […]

If We Don’t Stand for Anything, We Might as Well Not Stand At All | Matthew Cowley

After the surprise result of the 2017 General Election, a lot of Conservative activists have speculated as to how we might emulate the success of Jeremy Corbyn’s election machine, in such a way that shows that there are still lessons to be learnt from 2017. Those who have formed movements like ‘Moggmentum’ to coalesce around […]