On the 10th of January, Prof. Nicholas Allen announced that the recently resigned Speaker of the House of Commons would be gracing the hallowed halls of Royal Holloway with a talk by the name of ‘A Tale of Two Parliaments’. The day of his highly anticipated appearance at Holloway started at 7:58am when Prof. OliverContinue reading “A Tale of Two Parliaments: John Bercow joins Holloway Faculty”
On Monday 25th November Royal Holloway’s Politics and International Relations Society hosted the Runnymede and Weybridge candidate hustings. Find out about the candidates and their performance, who are hoping to win your vote at the General Election on December 12th.
On 24th May after just short of three years in office, Theresa May announced her resignation as Prime Minister. As of today she will no longer be Conservative Party leader and a leadership contest will formally begin on Monday to replace her. Outgoing Editor in Chief Thomas Sherlock reflects on May’s tenure and her legacy.
By Alexander Black Theresa May will resign on the June 7 triggering a leadership contest which will elect a leader who will ultimately have to bring the Conservative and Unionist Party back to its roots. They will have to answer one key question many have been unable to properly define under May’s premiership. This is:Continue reading “Why the next Tory leader should accept classic conservatism anew”
By Allen Wesson (Politics and Economics student at University of Surrey) Due to the current climate in the UK I am left wondering if this spell of warmer weather is a cruel trick played by the Gods to send more Patriotic Brexiteers to British holiday destinations this year, knowing full well that whatever happens onContinue reading “Varsity 2019: A Remainer’s Consideration of the Cons of the European Union”
By Thomas Sherlock It’s 1981 all over again…kind of. Instead of the ‘Gang of Four’ (4 MPs who broke away from Labour to form the Social Democratic Party in 1981), there is a ‘Magnificent Seven’. Angela Smith, Ann Coffey, Chris Leslie, Chuka Umunna, Gavin Shuker, Mike Gapes and Luciana Berger have resigned from the LabourContinue reading “Independence Day”
By Jordan Montgomery I joined the Liberal Democrats back in 2014, probably at the height of their unpopularity. My politically inclined friends would often question why I would ever join such a party – the Lib Dems were set to be decimated at the next election, they had alienated students through the tuition fees fiasco,Continue reading “Why I Support: The Liberal Democrats”
By Georgie Day Out of all contraceptive methods, the pill is one of the most popular types of female contraception, with an almost 99% effectiveness rate when used correctly. It cannot be disputed that the introduction of the pill has changed society forever. It gave women control over their reproductive organs and sex life, madeContinue reading “The Pill and the Pope”
By Tom Webster The parliamentary votes on January 29th has given the government renewed mandate to pursue negotiations with Brussels, but will do little to allay fears that Britain risks a disastrous exit from the European Union.
By Tanya Solomon Some may suggest that due to recent events such as vote of no confidence in Theresa May, alongside a vote of no confidence in the current standing government, that support for the Conservative Party is a difficult position to stand for. On the contrary, I believe recent events, and the actions ofContinue reading “Why I Support: The Conservative Party”