Prorogation Unlawful: What Happened in the Supreme Court

Yesterday we all witnessed something quite unprecedented. The UK’s highest court led by its President Lady Hale held that the British government’s decision to prorogue Parliament in the run up to the impending Brexit deadline was unlawful and, therefore, void. This past week has seen our major constitutional players – the judiciary, the government and […]Read More

Boris Johnson: Britain’s Bumbling Dictator?

On the 28thAugust, the Queen formally gave consent to Boris Johnson and his government to suspend Parliament from no later than the 12thSeptember until the 14thOctober 2019. Johnson’s inventive plan is the latest tactic from his aggressively pro-Brexit government to push through a so-called ‘No-Deal Exit’ with the minimum of input from Parliament, most notably […]Read More

LGBT Royals: A Promising Outlook for a New Style of

Whether you love them or you loathe them, the British Royal family are a staple of the cultural and historical fabric of the United Kingdom. Throughout the vast political and social turmoil accompanying the transition into the 21st Century, the monarchy – Queen Elizabeth especially, and latterly Princes William and Harry – has provided a […]Read More

Super Happy Fun America: The Myth of Straight Pride

This week, a Boston-based group, Super Happy Fun America, applied for a permit with the City of Boston to host a ‘Straight Pride Parade’, so named because, as the group believes, straight people are amongst an oppressed majority. In a world where they are subject to the politically-correct standards of the so-called gay agenda in […]Read More

Sorry (Not Sorry) TFL: Why Diane Abbott Shouldn’t Apologise

This week, Diane Abbott, Shadow Home Secretary and prime target for anti-labour propaganda, felt compelled to issue an apology to Transport for London after she was photographed sipping happily from a pre-mixed M&S Mojito on the Overground. It has long been acknowledged that those who hold office in government or Parliament are subject, rightly or […]Read More

The People’s Vote: Democracy or Heresy?

Brexit: it’s a word that is on everyone’s lips at the moment (though begrudgingly for most of us). Over two years have elapsed since one of the most historic and divisive political controversies in recent times. Two years, several legal challenges and a host of ministerial resignations later, very little seems to have been resolved. […]Read More

The Sociology of Hand-Holding

Being gay is still one of the most contentious issues that stands in the forefront of the debate of our country’s changing moral standpoint. While a string of Parliamentary legislation has helped to bolster a tolerant and egalitarian society into which LGBT individuals are actively welcomed, a new survey released by the charity Stonewall revealed […]Read More

Book Review: My Cousin Rachel // Daphne Du Maurier

Love; it’s one of those high-frequency words that are commonplace in modern culture but one can’t help but wonder if we, the progressive generation, have forgotten the depth of emotion, intimacy and true individuality that lies behind this word. For example, when I speak of my love of doughnuts, it does not conjure up images […]Read More

Book Review: Jamaica Inn // Daphne Du Maurier

What is it about the Cornish coast that instils such a sense of inspiration within the writers of 20th century literature? Is there something hidden within the serenity of the windswept beaches or the hard, rugged coastline that, without exception, enraptures all that pass upon them? The book follows the unlikely heroine, Mary Yellan, who, […]Read More

Book Review: Blue Monday // Nicci French

I have long felt an outcast in the world of literature. While I have always frequented the likes of Jane Austen and Daphne du Maurier – and revelled in the depths of knowledge that I have discovered within the pages of their books – my true indulgence comes in the form of less prestigious and […]Read More

Book Review: The Monogram Murders // Sophie Hannah

Having progressed through a vast number of novels and works by Agatha Christie, I think I can safely say that I know what I like in regards to her literature and it was for this reason that I was, somewhat, apprehensive in commencing to read The Monogram Murders by already established author, Sophie Hannah. This […]Read More

Why I love Ugly Betty and Why You Should Too

Ugly Betty. What does that mean to you? This was a question I considered when I embarked upon my journey of binge-watching all four seasons of this American comedy from start to finish. I can clearly say that Ugly Betty should be somewhat of a modern icon. It is gloriously symbolic of the constant battle of […]Read More

Book Review: Rebecca // Daphne du Maurier

Set within the beauty of an English manner on the very tip of the Cornish coast, Rebecca represents the past elegance of English nobility while being embedded within the dark imagery of mystery and fear. The heroine of Rebecca – a frightfully shy and relatively poor young woman – meets wealthy widower, Maximilian de Winter, […]Read More

Book Review: The Agatha Christie Miscellany // Cathy Cook

When we set out on the adventure of devouring a new novel, we become so consumed in the stories that are laid out before us that we seldom spare a thought for those who are most vital in the creation of such books: the author. While one may recognise their style of writing and their […]Read More