The Cleverlys, Patels and Badenochs- A True Conservative Future│ Sarah Stook

Ever since the disastrous (at least for the Tories) 2017 GE, many have been looking at the future of the leadership. We don’t know how long Theresa May will last- whether it’ll be sixth months or a proper five year term, but she will not exactly be a Robert Mugabe. She will one day step […]

The power of positivity in politics│ Jake Scott

Negativity is the natural, resting state of each person’s mind. We begin our lives, devoid of any knowledge of who we are, by differentiating ourselves based on what we are not. The result is simple, but dangerous: it is easier to attack and criticise something than it is to find the things you love and […]

Women in Politics: Why the Conservatives have it better│ Ellie King

My name is Ellie King, and I’m a Bloody Difficult Woman. I’m inspired by Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, the two female leaders of The Conservative Party and Britain’s only two female Prime Ministers. I’m inspired by Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives and responsible for the thirteen Scottish Conservative MPs that now sit […]

It’s time to change the status quo of statehood | Matthew Cowley

“National aspirations must be respected; people may now be dominated and governed only by their own consent. ‘Self-determination’ is not a mere phrase; it is an imperative principle of action.” – Woodrow Wilson, 1918. Forgive me for opening with a quote, but it is an important one. 100 years ago in February, the status quo […]

The Rise of Big Brother: Surveillance in the UK│ Sarah Emily Horton

Mobile phones; laptops; iPads; iPhones; technology surrounds us. But what if every one of those everyday appliances was spying on you?The passing of the Investigatory Powers Bill – otherwise known as Snooper’s Charter – has changed the face of UK politics. “The UK now has a surveillance law that is more suited to a dictatorship […]

It’s time for a Traditionalist Conservative movement │ Robin Popley

I’ve got a confession to make – I haven’t always been a Tory.When I was a child and a young adult, my perception of a Tory was someone who had a poster of Mrs Thatcher hanging up in their bedroom and thought that the Poll Tax was the greatest government idea our nation ever had.Then, […]

Theresa May’s speech will give us a Crème Brûlée Brexit │Joe Porter

As a hardcore Brexiteer, I am pleased that the Prime Minister has delivered a positive, confident, ambitious, and dynamic vision for an optimistic future. She had a difficult task, but stuck a cordial and conciliatory tone that was a perfect blend of pro-Europeanism, a commitment to fully delivering Brexit and practical compromise to satisfy both […]

Driving Miss. Saudi | Sarah Stook

It’s happened.By royal decree (doesn’t that sound like something out of a story), King Salman of Saudi Arabia has allowed women to obtain a drivers license, finally allowing them to drive legally. It’s a great victory, yes: but I have to be a little cynical here.There has never actually been a law against women driving, […]

Giving Better Ideas a Better Platform │ Jack Emsley

I’m aware that the audience I’m reaching by writing for The Mallard will be predominantly card-carrying Conservatives at British universities, so lecturing on the evils of the left and the virtues of the right would probably be a popular direction for this article to take; I do know that preaching to the choir in the […]