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 […]
With a little over four months remaining until he leaves office, it is hard not to remark that perhaps the most regrettable failure of President Barack Obama has surrounded race relations. Voted in by 95% of black voters twice and gifted by charisma, the new age of racial equality has not yet been realised, with […]
Honestly, I never thought we would win. After casting my “Leave” vote on Thursday 23rd June, my momentary pride in participating in the most important democratic decision of mine and my parents’ lifetimes was replaced very rapidly by the return of a scouring pessimism, that had gripped me all through the campaign. This would surely be […]
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 […]
Put simply, Mallard is a new online comment publication, for conservative students, and by conservative students. It’s a crowdfund of ideas and opinions, and it launches Monday 12th September. Campuses and colleges are not the most welcoming place for conservative ideas – and so it’s no surprise that many students who have such principles and/or […]
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.
Joseph is nineteen, and is a Mathematics student at the University of Bath. When he’s not expressing his views in scintillating opinion pieces, Joseph likes to follow the exploits of Everton FC.