Boris Johnson and Conservative Populism│ Oliver Dunn

“You need a populist, to beat a populist,” was the argument made by an anonymous Cabinet Minister in favour of Boris Johnson leading a populist Conservative party into the next general election. But is this really the direction the Conservative party should be taking? According to James Forsyth of The Spectator some Tory donors think […]

Educating People for Society, Not Just the Workforce | Matthew Cowley

School is supposed to prepare you for the real world. Theoretically it gives you the skills and the experiences needed to survive and thrive in adulthood – otherwise why would we subject people to it? Except it doesn’t really prepare you for the real world. Remember that time you went to work and you spent […]

Inspiring a Generation: The Best Female Role Models | Sarah Stook

In the age of feminism, we women have plenty of role models to choose from. For many, Beyoncé’s strong feminist character, no-nonsense attitude and open sexuality make her a great role model. Others are more interested in Hillary Clinton, 2016’s failed nominee whose political capital has many saying that they are still ‘with her’ (usually […]

Time for a Transition Cabinet │ Ted Yarbrough

Theresa May has been a less than strong and stable Prime Minister lately. Ever since her general election under-performance, Theresa May’s position has been in question, as has the positions of her cabinet ministers. Last week, the Prime Minister even had to face off the first challenge to her leadership- albeit from a disgruntled former […]

Compassionate Conservatism and Corbynism│ Fred Kearey

Behind the exterior of Corbynism is an idea that can prey on those that feel powerless. As a party, we must take on the concerns of the JAM’s – the Just About Managing’s – and do this fast. Stridently stake out our claim that our Conservatism is something that will appeal to them; this means […]

Thank you, Martin Luther │ Robin Popley

This forthcoming Tuesday (31st October 2017), marks 500 years since what is considered to be the beginning of the Reformation. A schism in the original apostolic Western Christian church which would go on to lay the foundations for much of our own history as a country.The story begins with a German priest named Martin Luther […]

The PC Police and Their Student Disguise | Sarah Stook

Picked up by papers as diverse as the Daily Mail and the Huffington Post, King’s College London- a hugely respected global university, has found itself drawing the ire of many. Recently, it was discovered that the university hires ‘safe space marshals’ to prowl the rows when external guest speakers with the potential to be ‘controversial’ […]

It’s About Saving Lives: In Favour of an Opt-out Donation System (Speech)│ Xenios Matjilla

This article is the second of two addressing the debate of whether the UK should introduce an opt-out system for organ donation. The other article, against, by Jake Scott can be read here._________________________________________________________________Thank you Mr Speaker.Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a confession to make; if this motion was being debated a year ago I may […]

Charity and Compassion: Against an Opt-out Donation System (Speech)│ Jake Scott

This article is the first of two addressing the debate of whether the UK should introduce an opt-out system for organ donation. The other article, in favour, by Xenios Matjilla can be read here.Recently, the University of Birmingham Conservatives hosted their Port and Policy debating event, in which the motion of “This house believes the […]