Today Marks the Dawn of a New Britain | Matthew Cowley

Today, after many (literal) trials and tribulations, the Prime Minister fired the starting gun on Brexit. In the next two years, we will get more of a glimpse into what Brexit will look like, but here is a quick take on what Brexit should actually mean for Britain. The first (chronologically) and easiest thing for […]

Douglas Carswell’s Departure from UKIP: Curse or Blessing? Two Voices

A Blessing As many have delighted in doing recently, some have branded Douglas Carswell’s departure from UKIP as a sign of the party’s terminal demise. This is on paper a loss of an MP, and a return to the darker days of having zero MPs. However, it is not the loss of a genuine voice […]

In the darkest times, shine the brightest lights | Will Saunders

It is almost difficult to think, let alone speak or even type right now. Thankfully, it seems none of the many people I know who work in and around Westminster were among those injured or killed today – but that is my individual fortune. The families and friends of three people are not so fortunate […]

Nicola Sturgeon has no mandate to take Scotland back into the EU | Will Saunders

Nicola Sturgeon has today reaffirmed her commitment to taking an independent Scotland back into the EU. Fair’s fair, she’s a masterful political operator: there is not yet a guarantee of a second referendum being held – and yet the First Minister is already talking about what she’ll do after securing, fighting and winning it. Which, […]

The Scotland Question: Theresa May’s Four Options | Matthew Cowley

The announcement that Nicola Sturgeon thinks a generation lasts five years was an unsurprising one, and it leaves the UK in an interesting position. With it seeming inevitable that the SNP minority government will be able to force their referendum demand through Holyrood, here’s a look at the four options that faced Theresa May yesterday […]

A Scottish referendum is unwarranted | Joseph Prebble

Not three quarters of a year have passed since last year’s politically shattering referendum on the European Union and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is demanding a second referendum in four years on Scottish membership of the United Kingdom. Now Sturgeon is the leader of the Scottish National Party, so this announcement should be treated […]

An Iraqi Legacy | Sarah Stook

In a recent press release, the White House announced that there was truth to the rumours of Tony Blair offering his counsel to Donald Trump regarding the Middle East. A seasoned politician, Blair’s focus was now on creating a lasting peace between Palestine and Israel, a question people have been hoping to answer since the […]

Dear NUS | Matthew Cowley

Dear NUS, I’d like to start this open letter by congratulating you on successfully building an organisation out of your echo chamber. For most people, that is merely a pipe-dream, but you have successfully transformed the Twitter feed of a member of the Socialist Party into an organisation of unparalleled incompetence. Whether you are arguing […]

No, Theresa May should not condemn Donald Trump

Twitter last night consisted almost entirely of tweets on two subjects: President Trump’s erroneously labelled ‘Muslim ban’, and Theresa May’s refusal to publicly condemn the President’s latest executive order. “Theresa the Appeaser”, she was called. What rubbish. To label her this insinuates a weakness of character that is simply not part of our Prime Minister’s […]

The Media Brought Trump’s War Upon Themselves | Will Saunders

No one could call President Trump’s behaviour toward CNN’s Jim Acosta statesmanlike. In scenes that reverberated – or perhaps ricocheted – around the world, the then-President-elect attacked CNN in a press conference, before refusing to take a question from its representative, whilst calling it “terrible”, and asserting it constitutes “fake news”. It was, as Acosta […]