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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Skeleton of a Philosophy: Conservatism, by Roger Scruton (Book Review)

Title: ConservatismAuthor: Sir Roger ScrutonPlace: Great BritainPublisher: ProfilePublication date: 10th August 2017Edition: FirstPages: 149Price: £8.99ISBN: 978-1781257524 With perhaps the exception of Edmund Burke, no figure towers higher in conservative philosophy than Professor Sir Roger Scruton; since the late-1970s he has written tirelessly on a broad range of issues, including aesthetics, art, music, poetry, sex, love, Hegel, Kent, […]

The Conservatives Need to Adapt to Win the Next Election │ Holly Wright

Conservatism is threatened by the menace of socialism. The popular support behind Momentum and Corbyn’s version of the Labour Party should deeply worry us. Lord Heseltine warned: ‘2 per cent of the older part of the electorate die every year – they are 70 per cent Conservative’. With the youth vote dominated by Labour, the […]

What Activate can teach us | Jake Scott

The media storm that has broken over the last 72 hours surrounding ‘Activate’ has been hectic, to say the least. Conflicting newspaper and online articles have misunderstood the group’s intentions, origins and organisation, as well as lambasted the individuals involved who – for the most part – are little older than seventeen, are (or were) […]

Conservatism is the new punk rock? | Jacob Parry

Infamous right-wing Youtuber, Paul Joseph Watson was wrong when he made the statement “conservatism is the new punk rock; he put the chicken before the egg. If anything: punk rock was new Conservatism.Punk was rejection of the 68er hippy movement, an abandonment of the warm fuzz of the acid and dope generation. The drugs reflecting […]

The Politics of Contempt | Jake Scott

Many of us have doubtless heard the satire doing the rounds recently; that Corbyn’s Labour Party is suffering from the delusion in thinking it won the General Election in June, that it views itself as a “government in waiting”, and that Corbyn has a mandate from the people to pursue the promises and policies laid […]

Keep Rees-Mogg away from the Leadership | Jake Scott

It seems lately that those who know nothing of politics become enamoured with politicians. This is no surprise; policy details are complex, never mind the intricacies of parliamentary procedure, the layers of bureaucracy and accountability, and the actual legislative process that turns political ideas into reality. After all, most people either don’t have the inclination […]