Category: Jake Scott

The regular column of Jake Scott, Editor and Doctoral Researcher.


The Confused Question of Free Speech | Jake Scott

If there is a deeper question underlying the political issues of today, it is the fundamental question of free speech, and the polarisation between “free-speech fundamentalism” and “PC culture”. This polarisation seems to have...


Labour needs a Caretaker Leader | Jake Scott

The only poll that matters is the election, sure. But no one would fail to notice the recent Kantar poll, that puts the Conservatives on 50%, and Labour (just) below 30%. Westminster voting intention:...


Labour’s Resistance to Reality | Jake Scott

Jeremy Corbyn (who, despite having now led the Labour Party into two successive General Election defeats, seems to still consider himself a Prime Minister-in-waiting) has recently branded Labour the “Resistance” to Boris Johnson. Curiously...


Labour’s Flight from Democracy | Jake Scott

Well, there we have it. Despite the closing polls, the strategic voting, and the sheer dishonesty of the Conservatives, Boris Johnson secured the largest Conservative parliamentary majority since 1987. The pundits acted as if...


What is Conservatism? | Jake Scott

As the Conservative Party gears up to release its manifesto today (Sunday, 24th November), and Simple Politics released a (rather simple) delineation of the principles of conservatism (see below), I thought it prudent to share...