Introducing The Mallard’s New Editor: Jake Scott

First, a note from the outgoing editor… The Mallard is precisely one year old today. Happy birthday to us, and all that jazz. What a tremendous year it’s been, in politics. We’ve had Trump, we’ve had Article 50, and we’ve had the ill-fated general election. It’s been an absolute privilege to read and publish the […]

Mallard View: The Guardian’s Politics of Division

Having recently praised France’s rejection of the politics of division, Joseph Harker may, at first glance, appear an upstanding member of the thoughtful commentariat. Not so. In a quite astounding piece, Harker, the Guardian’s deputy opinion editor, has written, in support of freshly elected Labour MP Laura Pidcock’s similar statement, of his refusal to count […]

Le Pen would be a calamity for Britain | Will Saunders

This evening sees the climax of France’s most divisive and bitterly contested election campaign in history. Emmanuel Macron faces off against Marine Le Pen, in a rendition of the battle that seems to structure Western political process with an inexorably growing prevalence: no longer the left against the right, but instead cosmopolitan globalism versus that […]

Trump’s SCOTUS Pick: Neil Gorsuch | Andrew Reed

After a 54-45 vote in the Senate, Neil Gorsuch is now officially one of the nine justices of the American Supreme Court. But what does someone have to do in order to get this lifetime job? One needs to be appointed by the President, and they shall serve until they retire or die. Consequently, the […]

In Defence of the Vanishing Centrism | Joe Broughton

It is an incontrovertible truth that here in Britain and beyond, we are seeing nothing short of an ideological war taking place in the political arena. In the UK, for example, we see on display radical populism on both left and right, with the centre-ground or Third Way, that so successfully won elections back in […]

The NUS’s ideological NSS boycott is against the interests of their members | Will Saunders

By now, tens of thousands of students the length and breadth of the country will have received emails inviting them to take part in the National Students Survey, commonly known as the NSS. But they’re also likely to have been the recipients of another email, from their students’ union, advising them that the National Union […]

The May-Trump Realpolitik is Vital in the Face of Assad | Monika Užkalnytė

As a young conservative, I am treated to a plethora of interesting (to the point of amusing) comments about my political views, one of my most treasured being, “What do you mean you support Theresa May’s decisions? She’s best friends with Trump!” If anyone is able to identify at what point in time a handshake […]

Why Students Should Vote Conservative on June the 8th.

By Will Saunders, editor of The Mallard Students! The Conservatives need your vote! No, we’re not promising loads of free stuff – but that’s because we want to make promises we can keep, rather than ones that just sound nice in the election campaign. Over the last seven years, Conservative-led governments have delivered key policies […]

We Already Have a Strategy for Beating the Liberals | Will Saunders

Today’s announcement of a snap election is excellent news – of that, we can be confident. Amidst Labour disarray and Liberal Democrat impotence, the probability of an increased Conservative majority being delivered on June 8th seems high. Functioning as the main voice in Westminster for embittered Remainers, the Liberal Democrats will scent opportunity. A number […]

Taxing Private Schools is a Despicable Policy | Will Saunders

My parents are not wealthy. Neither lives a life of luxury; and neither ever has. And yet, through their own extraordinary dedication to my sister and me, they managed to put us both through private school – all the way for my sister, and up until grammar school sufficed in my case. It is precisely […]