The Answer to the Trump Right and the Corbyn Left | Matthew Cowley

The Trump Right and the Corbyn Left are significantly different on paper, but both are symptoms of the same kind of political problems. Trump rails against free trade and immigration; Corbyn against big multinationals, foreign property investors, and the free movement of capital that enables tax evasion. Their target market is the kind of people […]

Why Students Should Vote Conservative on June the 8th.

By Will Saunders, editor of The Mallard Students! The Conservatives need your vote! No, we’re not promising loads of free stuff – but that’s because we want to make promises we can keep, rather than ones that just sound nice in the election campaign. Over the last seven years, Conservative-led governments have delivered key policies […]

We Already Have a Strategy for Beating the Liberals | Will Saunders

Today’s announcement of a snap election is excellent news – of that, we can be confident. Amidst Labour disarray and Liberal Democrat impotence, the probability of an increased Conservative majority being delivered on June 8th seems high. Functioning as the main voice in Westminster for embittered Remainers, the Liberal Democrats will scent opportunity. A number […]

Taxing Private Schools is a Despicable Policy | Will Saunders

My parents are not wealthy. Neither lives a life of luxury; and neither ever has. And yet, through their own extraordinary dedication to my sister and me, they managed to put us both through private school – all the way for my sister, and up until grammar school sufficed in my case. It is precisely […]

Labour Must Solve Their Questions Before Voters Do | Joseph Prebble

The message at the recent Labour Party conference was one of unity and strong, undivided opposition to the Tory government, but the splits in the membership were no less present than they were before the leadership contest. The country has been promised the constitutional necessity of a strong opposition that coherently holds the government to […]

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 […]