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 […]
There are many conflicts inherent within modern politics: the fact that we bemoan the lack of young people in politics and yet berate young politicians as both inexperienced and careerist; our desire for more ‘normal’ people in politics but our aversion to paying a wage that would enable less affluent people to afford to enter […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Matthew Cowley is a second-year student of Politics and Economics at the University of Southampton, at which he is also the President of both the Conservative Association and the Debating Union. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys following the efforts of Southampton FC.