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 […]

The EU referendum was a disastrous idea. But the EU was a worse one | Will Saunders

It’s been a long, hot summer of furious finger-pointing and tearful recriminations. Britain has voted to leave the European Union – a seismic shift in the course of our country – and many feel that the country they thought they knew has been swept out from beneath their feet. A mass of Remain voters feel […]

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 […]

Black Lives Matter offer anger, not answers | Joseph Prebble

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 […]

Brexit was a victory for what really matters | Will Saunders

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 […]

Campus conservatives must be empowered | Matthew Cowley

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 […]