In Defence of Uber│Jake Scott

Today, Transport for London (TfL), the local government body for public transport links in the capital, has decided to not renew the private business license for Uber, the app-based taxi business. Uber, since taking the UK taxi market by storm in the last three years, has been accused of a “lack of corporate responsibility” and […]

Losing an Election: How the Presidential Nominees Have Failed │ Sarah Stook

In every US election, someone loses. If you include the smaller parties- such as the Greens, Libertarian and the Reform parties, there is more than one. Often, if one is on the opposing side of the candidate, then they will argue the people who have lost the most are the American people. There are reasons […]

If We Don’t Stand for Anything, We Might as Well Not Stand At All | Matthew Cowley

After the surprise result of the 2017 General Election, a lot of Conservative activists have speculated as to how we might emulate the success of Jeremy Corbyn’s election machine, in such a way that shows that there are still lessons to be learnt from 2017. Those who have formed movements like ‘Moggmentum’ to coalesce around […]

Second Man: The Vice President of the United States │ Sarah Stook

‘It’s not worth a bucket of warm piss.’ John Nance Garner’s eloquent words do some up what many think of the office of Vice Presidency. Ever since the inauguration of George Washington, nearly all Presidents (though not all) have had a man stood behind them. The role of Vice President is a fascinating, if often […]

Introducing The Mallard’s New Editor: Jake Scott

First, a note from the outgoing editor… The Mallard is precisely one year old today. Happy birthday to us, and all that jazz. What a tremendous year it’s been, in politics. We’ve had Trump, we’ve had Article 50, and we’ve had the ill-fated general election. It’s been an absolute privilege to read and publish the […]

The Skeleton of a Philosophy: Conservatism, by Roger Scruton (Book Review)

Title: ConservatismAuthor: Sir Roger ScrutonPlace: Great BritainPublisher: ProfilePublication date: 10th August 2017Edition: FirstPages: 149Price: £8.99ISBN: 978-1781257524 With perhaps the exception of Edmund Burke, no figure towers higher in conservative philosophy than Professor Sir Roger Scruton; since the late-1970s he has written tirelessly on a broad range of issues, including aesthetics, art, music, poetry, sex, love, Hegel, Kent, […]

The Conservatives Need to Adapt to Win the Next Election │ Holly Wright

Conservatism is threatened by the menace of socialism. The popular support behind Momentum and Corbyn’s version of the Labour Party should deeply worry us. Lord Heseltine warned: ‘2 per cent of the older part of the electorate die every year – they are 70 per cent Conservative’. With the youth vote dominated by Labour, the […]

Will The Next Republican Candidate Please Stand Up? │ Sarah Stook

In 2024, the 60th Presidential Election will occur. Assuming that President Trump will stand again in 2020 (we have had no reason to believe in the contrary), it will be another seven years before Americans will head to the ballot box to pick their Republican nominee. Harold Wilson once said that ‘a week is a […]

What Activate can teach us | Jake Scott

The media storm that has broken over the last 72 hours surrounding ‘Activate’ has been hectic, to say the least. Conflicting newspaper and online articles have misunderstood the group’s intentions, origins and organisation, as well as lambasted the individuals involved who – for the most part – are little older than seventeen, are (or were) […]