Lebanon and its Christian people: Under threat | Mira Dandan

One would naturally assume that a piece of land that shares its borders with Israel and Syria, and is in very close proximity to Turkey, is currently bathing in blood. What many may not imagine is that this exact land is the homeland of Christians, a party capital and holiday destination for tourists from around […]

Grammar schools: A vital lifeline for social mobility | Harry Mason

Aside From “Brexit means Brexit”, Theresa May’s boldest commitment so far has been the grammar school revolution – the proposal to repeal Labour’s 1998 ban on the opening of new grammar schools, in order to give England’s brightest youngsters an encouraging platform from which to leap, regardless of class or social status. It’s wonderful to […]

Feminism: Discussed by the left, practiced by the right | Jodie Clark

As a woman, I am often informed by subscribers to the political left’s vision of feminism that I am underprivileged and hindered by my gender. Well, I am here to tell you that this has never been the case. My gender empowers me, and has always given me an edge, in all my endeavours. As an […]

Boundary change: Arbitrary and ill-advised | Daniel Beer

It’s not every week I wake to find myself in stark agreement with the Huffington Post, the Labour Party and the Daily Mirror. Political outlets and organisations which one can usually count on to put forward unreasonable, unrealistic and occasionally downright absurd arguments have, for once, got it absolutely spot on: the current proposals for […]

Career politicians are no bad thing | Adam Forshaw

Two months ago, Theresa May became the United Kingdom’s second female Prime Minister. As the fourth prime minister of the last six to have been educated at the University of Oxford – and a former banker to boot – some would be quick to label her as just another career politician. In the post-war era, […]

The Lords need reform, but not elections | Jamie Hollywood

The House of Lords serves as the upper chamber in the British bicameral parliament, its role to act as a check and balance to the power of the House of Commons. Recently, we have seen more calls than ever to see a proportion of the House of Lords become an elected body, last attempted via […]