Stop Funding Hate: Insidious censorship | Joseph Prebble

One of the most powerful means of relaying news to the public and influencing its opinion remains via the tabloid press. Its reputation has persisted as a Pandora’s box of controversy, shocking headlines, satire, tenuous half-truths, and a necessary microscope upon the workings of government and power. It is this deliberately insensitive style that has […]

Communism fails because there is always a Castro | Matthew Cowley

Watching the outpouring of political platitudes and grief on Saturday, one would never have guessed that the man who had died ruled Cuba from 1959 to 2006 without election before handing over to his brother. Nor that he was a dictator who had routinely rounded up and imprisoned people because they opposed his politics, who […]

Whatever happened to liberal values? | Matthew Cowley

This is not an article about Donald Trump. It is an article about his victory, but it is not about him, or his supporters. This article is about the death of liberal values brought about by their rejection by the very people who claim to uphold them. Democracy is the pinnacle of all social liberal […]

Trump is the only choice for conservative America | Joseph Prebble

Note: All articles pertaining to the 2016 US elections contain the views of the writer only, and do not reflect any editorial position of The Mallard, whichever has remained neutral. Stay strong. We are nearly there. A final night of speculation, polling and worried faces, and Pepe memes will finally give us the answer that […]

Is UKIP’s legacy its only future? | Oliver Norgrove

No major party has encountered more derision in British political history than UKIP. The extent to which this is justified is for others to ponder. I personally think, having spent time inside the party (unlike most of UKIP’s detractors), that much of the criticism swung its way was disproportionate and exaggerated. After all, how anomalous […]

To Scotland, one union must matter | Matthew Cowley

Two years ago, Scotland spent months debating the merits of independence. In September 2014, they voted overwhelmingly to remain in the United Kingdom – by a margin of over 10% and 500,000 votes. One would not believe that such a debate had taken place with today’s rhetoric. The clamour to remain in the European Union […]

Imperial measurements for independent Britain | Alexander Masir

When people talk of new opportunities that will follow Brexit, they usually have laws, new bilateral deals, or border control in mind, but there is something else that is hopefully on the way – imperial units. There is ample reason for the reintroduction of pounds and ounces, and even more for the retention of inches, […]

Refusing to bake a cake is not discrimination | Joseph Prebble

If anyone heard me semi-audibly whisper-shout ‘f*** off’ at my phone screen in statistics yesterday morning, know that it was not because of my phone being slow or a lack of coffee. No, it was the death of true justice and freedom of opinion that should act as a warning to everyone who may one […]

Drugs? ‘Weed’ be better off legalising | Matthew Cowley

The purpose of criminalising drug use is supposedly to reduce such usage and the resultant negative effects thereof – which seems like a perfectly acceptable aim. However, if we accept that reducing ill effects is an acceptable aim for a state to have, then the questions around any policy with such an aim have to […]

The left must break out its safe space | Robbie Travers

Is it not interesting that often those who purport to be the most fervent critics of prejudice on UK university campuses today seem to wish to avoid directly confronting prejudiced views? One would think that an anti-racist wouldn’t need a safe space from racism. Anti-racists, by their titular expertise, are surely experts in tackling supposedly […]