The Legacy of Theresa May

  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.

Why the next Tory leader should accept classic conservatism anew

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”

Varsity 2019: A Remainer’s Consideration of the Cons of the European Union

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”

Independence Day

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”

Why I Support: The Liberal Democrats

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”

The Pill and the Pope

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”

Why I Support: The Conservative Party

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”

Tides of Change: The Indian Election

  By Theo Larue While Britain finds itself embroiled in the complexities of its exit from the European Union, it is important to remember that other areas of the world are undergoing important evolutions that will also have effects on global politics. India is set to elect representatives to the 17th Lok Sabha (India’s lowerContinue reading “Tides of Change: The Indian Election”

Has overconsumption dissociated us from the products we buy? An exploration of Degrowth

By Francis Forsey In a society where mass consumption fuels day-to-day life, it is easy to become disassociated from the products we buy. UK consumer spending in the 3rd Quarter of 2018 peaked at £336,079 million, a record high since monitoring data began in 1955 (Trading Economics). Capitalism, championed by Western states such as theContinue reading “Has overconsumption dissociated us from the products we buy? An exploration of Degrowth”