The Media Brought Trump’s War Upon Themselves | Will Saunders

No one could call President Trump’s behaviour toward CNN’s Jim Acosta statesmanlike. In scenes that reverberated – or perhaps ricocheted – around the world, the then-President-elect attacked CNN in a press conference, before refusing to take a question from its representative, whilst calling it “terrible”, and asserting it constitutes “fake news”. It was, as Acosta […]

A suffragette statue for Parliament Square | Sarah Stook

In Parliament Square, stand the statues of some of the greatest men of all time. Winston Churchill keeps vigil proudly. He watches over ten other men who have shaped and changed history in ways most of us will never see again. Voted Greatest Briton, few can deny that the British Bulldog and his spirit were a […]

To Christmas, to family | Will Saunders

We are told, in this confusing age of such swirling flux and old-fangled modernity, that Christmas has little place. It is but a consumerist parody of its former self, a ghost that lingers to serve only the masters of the rat race we run ourselves ragged in. Instead of coming together, and appreciating the candlelit company […]

The far right must be exposed, not banned | Joseph Prebble

Many were appalled at a cover last week of the communist daily Morning Star, which hailed the massacre in Aleppo as a ‘liberation’. Less noted was the celebratory headline reporting the Home Office’s proscription of neo-Nazi street group National Action. Home Secretary Amber Rudd stated that ‘National Action is a racist, antisemitic and homophobic organisation which […]

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 […]

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 […]

£369m for Buckingham Palace? Bargain! | Will Saunders

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble. Children beware: Mhairi Black is back in town. Like a spiteful anti-Santa, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South has reared her head at the start of the festive season, to tell us we can’t afford Buckingham Palace. Perhaps the youngest MP to be elected since 1667 was just reacting […]

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 […]