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 […]

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 […]

The Cleverlys, Patels and Badenochs- A True Conservative Future│ Sarah Stook

Ever since the disastrous (at least for the Tories) 2017 GE, many have been looking at the future of the leadership. We don’t know how long Theresa May will last- whether it’ll be sixth months or a proper five year term, but she will not exactly be a Robert Mugabe. She will one day step […]

It’s time to change the status quo of statehood | Matthew Cowley

“National aspirations must be respected; people may now be dominated and governed only by their own consent. ‘Self-determination’ is not a mere phrase; it is an imperative principle of action.” – Woodrow Wilson, 1918. Forgive me for opening with a quote, but it is an important one. 100 years ago in February, the status quo […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]