Tags : conservatives

The Unsatisfactory Aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire

Seventy-two lives were taken by the flames that engulfed Grenfell Tower in the early hours of June 14th 2017. Three years on, survivors and bereaved still await answers and results to guarantee safer housing. Remembering the victims of Grenfell Tower in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests has reaffirmed the […]Read More

Pride is about protest: Remembering the long shadow of Section

June marks the beginning of Pride Month. What would normally encompass protests, parties, and LOTS of glitter is taking a very different form this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of Pride Parades from New York City to London. It is no longer possible for the LGBTQ+ community to physically mark this occasion, […]Read More

Politics or Popularity? What Did We Vote For?

It’s hard to ignore the media circus around this year’s election, and I say this year because they seem to be an annual thing now. Focus has been locked on the two main party leaders Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson with little else other than Brexit discussions piercing through the fog of this popularity contest. […]Read More

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

General Election 2017: An Overview of the Results

It’s been a strange night. The 2017 General Election has resulted in a hung parliament, the worst possible scenario for the Conservatives. Who would have thought it just seven weeks ago, when the election was called on the back of a Tory landslide in the polls? Our ‘Strong and Stable’ leader has been forced to […]Read More

We must hold government responsible over the Panama papers

The recent leak of 11.5 million documents from Panamanian-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has sparked global outrage. And quite rightly so. 143 politicians from around the world, 12 of whom are current or former national leaders, were revealed to be evading the law and going to every length to avoid paying tax. Yet the British […]Read More

IDS’ resignation could revitalise the Leave campaign…and Labour

You’ve probably seen that one of Britain’s most unpopular cabinet ministers has resigned.  In any other context, this could be seen as an inevitable culture clash between the older Conservatives, who traditionally focus more on austerity economics and free market liberalism and the younger Conservatives, who try to appeal to average voters by increasing their […]Read More

Maintenance Grants: The Continuing Attack on Students

On 15th January, a committee of MPs scrapped maintenance grants for university students. In place of these grants, tailored to help students with the cost of living, will be loans. While the threshold of money a student can receive has increased from a maximum of £7,434 a year to £8,200 a year (or £10,702 if […]Read More

Is Education a Privilege or a Right?

After the re-election of the Conservative party in May, the fear for students’ higher education has increased. Since the coalition government was in power, tuition fees have risen from £3,000 to £9,000 and are unsurprisingly expected to rise again during Cameron’s second tenure as Prime Minister. The question that now probes us is: should education […]Read More

The morning after the night before

Greetings dear reader, if you stumbled into the kitchen this morning not from bed, but from the television, with the voice of David Dimbleby ringing in your ears like political tinnitus. Greetings, if you watched last night’s seats be counted through the gate of government like multi-coloured sheep, herded by the familiar pomposity of the […]Read More

Why you should vote… Conservative

As part of our ‘Why you should vote…” series for the last days of the general election campaign, Lydia explains why the Tories should attract your pen’s cross on the ballot paper. How can we doubt that there is not still a class war at hand? Unfortunately for the Tories, their age-old and still-damaging “elitist, […]Read More

David Cameron is camera shy – and students will be

The nation had barely recovered from its New Year’s Day hangover when it began. As David Cameron unveiled his party’s slick, shiny new election poster, the longest general election campaign in British history stuttered into life and the pattern for the next four months was set. Until May 7th, the front pages will run thick with cheap political […]Read More