Why Conservative students should utilise Social Media platforms | Matthew Cowley

How people receive information has changed vastly over the last couple of decades. With a new generation of voters increasingly reliant on social media for news, views and campaigning, conservatives need to adapt quickly to stave off a demographic problem in our voter base. Labour’s 2017 General Election campaign successfully converted young people into voters […]

One Year On: A Trump Presidency (Part Three)│ Sarah Stook

As a populist with some isolationist and protectionist streaks, Trump has an interesting view on a number of issues, which is why he managed to win the nomination, and ultimately, the Presidency. In regards to immigration, Trump went further than any of his rivals in his rhetoric, his strong views speaking to the (mainly) white […]

Smooth Welfare Reform: Tackling Issues with Universal Credit Together│ Stephen Kerr MP

It seems to be the case that our welfare system has strayed away from its sole purpose, which is, and must always remain, ensuring the welfare of its recipients.  This statement is as obvious as they come, but its meaning may be distorted if one fails to define welfare.  Welfare, we should all agree, can […]

One Year On: A Trump Presidency (Part One) | Sarah Stook

One year ago today, everything seemed to be in place for a Clinton Presidency. Some polls showed an above 90% chance and all media seemed to be readying themselves for the first female President. Even Trump didn’t believe that he would win, electing to hire a smaller hall in New York so that he could […]

Make America Whole Again! | Joseph Prebble

Last night saw a triumph for the Democratic Party. The party held the governorship in Virginia and swabbed New Jersey from the hold of the Republicans, due no doubt in large part to the historic unpopularity of Governor and former Presidential candidate Chris Christie. This was complemented by a raft of downballot Democratic victories across […]

Boris Johnson and Conservative Populism│ Oliver Dunn

“You need a populist, to beat a populist,” was the argument made by an anonymous Cabinet Minister in favour of Boris Johnson leading a populist Conservative party into the next general election. But is this really the direction the Conservative party should be taking? According to James Forsyth of The Spectator some Tory donors think […]

Educating People for Society, Not Just the Workforce | Matthew Cowley

School is supposed to prepare you for the real world. Theoretically it gives you the skills and the experiences needed to survive and thrive in adulthood – otherwise why would we subject people to it? Except it doesn’t really prepare you for the real world. Remember that time you went to work and you spent […]