In Defence of the Vanishing Centrism | Joe Broughton

It is an incontrovertible truth that here in Britain and beyond, we are seeing nothing short of an ideological war taking place in the political arena. In the UK, for example, we see on display radical populism on both left and right, with the centre-ground or Third Way, that so successfully won elections back in […]

Militant protest: a danger to democracy | Ben Glaister

When the honourable member for Huddersfield spoke in the House of Commons earlier this year, he referred to members of the house and the general public who had voted and campaigned for Brexit as the ‘Guilty Brexiteers’. Having lunch in Surrey this summer, a few days after the results of the referendum, a particularly vocal […]

The curious conservatism of the student left | Jake Scott

Watching Downton Abbey for the first time this morning (shocking, I know), I was given the impression that the writer wanted to present a world entirely removed from our own, one hundred years gone where men were men and women were women, where people knew their place and where the slightest word (a let-slip ‘damn’ […]

Trump-Hitler comparisons are absurd and offensive | Adam Forshaw

Last night was the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht. An event perpetrated by a group of people so evil, so vile, it cannot be comprehended on a rational level, and there is no fitting word for them. It was also the day after the US election that saw Donald Trump declared the 45th President-elect of the […]

Instead of asking questions, my university tells me the answers | Alasdair Johnston

Beginning university last autumn, I was genuinely excited by the prospect of being exposed to new ideas and challenging commonly held convictions. Now, at the start of my second year, I have realized just how naïve I was. Instead of fostering innovation, the very notion of subversive thinking is actively being discouraged in our universities. […]