A Blessing As many have delighted in doing recently, some have branded Douglas Carswell’s departure from UKIP as a sign of the party’s terminal demise. This is on paper a loss of an MP, and a return to the darker days of having zero MPs. However, it is not the loss of a genuine voice […]
Many were appalled at a cover last week of the communist daily Morning Star, which hailed the massacre in Aleppo as a ‘liberation’. Less noted was the celebratory headline reporting the Home Office’s proscription of neo-Nazi street group National Action. Home Secretary Amber Rudd stated that ‘National Action is a racist, antisemitic and homophobic organisation which […]
One of the most powerful means of relaying news to the public and influencing its opinion remains via the tabloid press. Its reputation has persisted as a Pandora’s box of controversy, shocking headlines, satire, tenuous half-truths, and a necessary microscope upon the workings of government and power. It is this deliberately insensitive style that has […]
Note: All articles pertaining to the 2016 US elections contain the views of the writer only, and do not reflect any editorial position of The Mallard, whichever has remained neutral. Stay strong. We are nearly there. A final night of speculation, polling and worried faces, and Pepe memes will finally give us the answer that […]
If anyone heard me semi-audibly whisper-shout ‘f*** off’ at my phone screen in statistics yesterday morning, know that it was not because of my phone being slow or a lack of coffee. No, it was the death of true justice and freedom of opinion that should act as a warning to everyone who may one […]
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 […]
I am not a huge fan of Theresa May. Her time as Home Secretary was plagued by a hopeless failure to meet immigration targets and the growth of a quasi-surveillance state. So it is with pleasant surprise that I greet her and education secretary Justine Greening’s brave foray into the potential of grammar schools. I […]
Joseph is nineteen, and is a Mathematics student at the University of Bath. When he’s not expressing his views in scintillating opinion pieces, Joseph likes to follow the exploits of Everton FC.