Taxing Private Schools is a Despicable Policy | Will Saunders

My parents are not wealthy. Neither lives a life of luxury; and neither ever has. And yet, through their own extraordinary dedication to my sister and me, they managed to put us both through private school – all the way for my sister, and up until grammar school sufficed in my case. It is precisely […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

National insurance row aside, Hammond’s Budget is a death sentence for Labour | Will Saunders

On 13th August 1964, Peter Anthony Allen and Gwynne Owen Evans were hanged for the murder of John Alan West, at Walton Prison in Liverpool, and Manchester’s infamous Strangeways, respectively. History buffs will be all too aware that these two executions were the last carried out in the UK, before capital punishment was suspended the […]

The anti-rationalism of modern socialism | Jake Scott

In the second half of the twentieth century, the famous English conservative Michael Oakeshott delivered his powerful polemic against rationalism in politics. In this, he claimed the projects of rationalism that littered Europe had been generated by the false belief that the rich complexities of human society could be – and should be – reducible […]

The Progression of American Progressives | Sarah Stook

On January 20th 2017, Donald Trump will officially become the 45th US President. A Republican President whose strong rhetoric on issues such as immigration and defence, he prides himself on being a successor to Ronald Reagan, whom he often names as a source of inspiration second only to his father, Fred. So how will this […]

Trump offered what Clinton never would: Change | Deniz Karaman

Following the result of the UK’s referendum to leave the EU, and the recent election of Donald Trump, 2016 has been branded the worst year for politics since Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1932. The order of both the UK and US establishments have been threatened, and they are left unsure of how to […]