Turning Back the Socialist Ratchet│ Jake Scott

In the 1980s, the post-war period from 1945 to 1979 came to be described in right-wing circles as a “socialist ratchet” – even though the Conservatives were in government for most of this period, the attitude of “managed decline” and that socialism had become a prevailing consensus made it difficult for conservatives to justify a […]

An Act of Vandalism: Conservatives and the Constitution | Angus Gowanlock

On the 17th of October, the strictly impartial Boundary Commission released its revised proposals for the redrawing of constituencies for the House of Commons; while seemingly innocuous these proposals actually represent an extraordinary act of constitutional vandalism by the Conservative Party in order to gain short term electoral advantage.Historically the Boundary Commission was given a […]

Trump’s SCOTUS Pick: Neil Gorsuch | Andrew Reed

After a 54-45 vote in the Senate, Neil Gorsuch is now officially one of the nine justices of the American Supreme Court. But what does someone have to do in order to get this lifetime job? One needs to be appointed by the President, and they shall serve until they retire or die. Consequently, the […]

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 […]