The Women of…Iran | Sarah Stook

Part 1 of The Women of… Series Iran. Formerly known was Persia; Iran is one of the most historical places in the world. Its literature, art and culture are known around the world for its decadence and beauty, its civilization being one of the oldest in the world. It has known Cyrus the Great and […]

Gordon Henderson MP: Young people are intelligent, we should not patronise them

It’s a cold Thursday morning when Gordon Henderson’s office rings me. Having been MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey in Kent since 2010, and being the second Brexit-supporting MP I had spoken to in less than a week, I was keen to get to know Henderson’s opinion on the recent developments in the negotiations. So far, […]

Opinion: Don’t Blame the World, Hillary- Blame Yourself | Sarah Stook

From The One Show (God that was a painful thing to watch) to Andrew Marr, Hillary Clinton has been doing the rounds to promote her new election/post-election memoir, What Happened. Apart from having to relive that awful read (see my review), having Hillary Clinton blaming the world for her problems all week has been somewhat […]

The Turbulent Issue of Wind Turbines│ Bill Grant MP

Wind turbines. One of the hottest topics in my constituency, beyond a doubt.Some people love them, and think they’ll save the planet. Some people hate them, and think they’ll destroy Scotland’s landscape.Most of us are probably open-minded – recognising the benefits of renewable energy, but not wishing to see turbines ruin the environment.There is also […]

Facebook: an internet within the internet | Jake Scott

I remember when I first started to use the internet in the very early 2000’s, it was a mess of uncoordinated websites, blogs, forums and music browsers. One could make their own “website” with a reasonably acceptable extension (www.jakescott.blogspot.com, for instance – and no, its not real) or join forums expressly designed to bring together […]

David Davies MP: We can’t start pissing around with leadership campaigns, we haven’t got that luxury

David Davies, MP for Monmouth in South Wales, has faithfully served his constituency for twelve years, having previously held the Welsh Assembly seat of the same name. Davies, currently the chair for the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, has been described as being on the right of the Conservative Party, a label he personally does not […]

If you challenge nothing, you challenge no one | Matthew Cowley

One of the first things you learn in debating is that understanding the arguments in favour of your position is only half the battle when making a watertight case. A good debater should be able to understand in detail the arguments that their opponents might make, because in understanding those arguments you can find potential […]

Leave Theresa alone! | Joseph Prebble

Say what you will about Theresa May, but she is not likely to be getting much sleep lately. As if the usual business of a Brexit marathon, a raft of domestic policy, a press slathering over every misplaced word, and everlasting bickering in her Parliamentary party were not enough, she endures a horrible conference. Between […]

Birth Control: A Question of Religion and Morality | Sarah Stook

In a recent policy update, it has been announced that Donald Trump plans to roll birth control being covered by health insurance, something mandated by his pet hate, Obamacare. Predictably, there has been a somewhat polarising reaction to this news- some (mainly on the left) believe that it is a healthcare right as much as […]