Now is the time to empower local government | Matthew Cowley

2016 has seen a paradigm shift in our political system. The Brexit vote will lead to significant areas of legislative control being returned to the Westminster Parliament, while the proposed boundary changes will see the number of MPs in the Commons reduced by 50, to 600. With these two events in particular in mind, is […]

The NUS’s censorship has rendered it unfit for purpose | Luke Nash-Jones

Last week, many young anti-NUS activists across the UK were both thrilled and surprised to hear that Prime Minister Theresa May, and also Tory MP Victoria Atkins, have heard our voice, as they hit out during Prime Minister’s Questions at the “safe space” policy found on many university campuses. Fascinating words, and potentially a crucial […]

Grammar schools: selective aspiration beats comprehensive failure | Joseph Prebble

I am not a huge fan of Theresa May. Her time as Home Secretary was plagued by a hopeless failure to meet immigration targets and the growth of a quasi-surveillance state. So it is with pleasant surprise that I greet her and education secretary Justine Greening’s brave foray into the potential of grammar schools. I […]

Brexit means letting Theresa May get on with it | Matthew Cowley

The impact of uncertainty on an economy has never been more apparent than in the case of the Brexit vote. Nothing has changed since the vote – the UK remains in the European Union, Article 50 has not been activated, and no deal for departure has been agreed – and yet the markets have already […]

Black Lives Matter offer anger, not answers | Joseph Prebble

With a little over four months remaining until he leaves office, it is hard not to remark that perhaps the most regrettable failure of President Barack Obama has surrounded race relations. Voted in by 95% of black voters twice and gifted by charisma, the new age of racial equality has not yet been realised, with […]

Campus conservatives must be empowered | Matthew Cowley

There is a stigma attached to being a Tory, particularly as a young person, and this is a problem that needs to be addressed by the Party now more than ever. While people vote for the Conservative Party, and agree with their policies, they are afraid to admit it. Even long-time supporters and voters find themselves […]