• The Next Election will be Fought on Facebook

    Since its emergence in the late 1980s when entertainment platforms like radio, television talk shows, and tabloid newspapers, took on prominent political roles and gave rise to the infotainment genre, new media has changed the face of politics beyond recognition. News Editor, Olivia Stock, explores the role of social...
  • Labour’s Plans for a Four Day Working Week

    On the 23rd September 2019, at the Labour Party conference, John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, declared that, “the next Labour government will put in place the changes needed to reduce average full-time hours to 32 a week within the next decade.” This will be done as means...
  • Brexit: The Perspective of a Student Studying in America

    Studying in America whilst the UK government has been imploding over Brexit has been a particularly unnerving experience. The confusion and despair many Brits are currently feeling, since Theresa May’s Brexit deal was declined by Parliament, has been amplified by the distance between the US and the UK. The...
  • Take it from a Londoner, Corbyn is right about de-centralisation

    Last week, Jeremy Corbyn, speaking at the EEF Manufacturers’ Organisation, announced that he would curb London’s power if he ever became Prime Minister. This shouldn’t come as a shock. A “fundamental shift” in the country’s economic policy has always been one of Corbyn’s most appealing promises, but a move...
  • Theresa May is definitely a robot

    Only two days after the Conservative’s Annual Party conference, the new Blade Runner film (set in a dystopia populated by human-like robots) was released. Shockingly appropriate, it seems, as our country’s most prominent robot attempted to punch the right keys with the general public in a well written, empty...
  • An Evening with George Osborne

    Last Thursday, I got the train down to London with a mate to attend a Spectator event in at Cadogan Hall in Belgravia. At the event, Andrew Neil quizzed George Osborne about the build up to the financial crisis of 2007/08 and its legacy, as well as the role...
  • Anne Marie Morris: Simple Mistake or Return of the Nasty Party?

    As if the Conservative Party needed more bad publicity after the lacklustre response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the DUP deal and the intense pressure regarding public sector pay, Anne Marie Morris, a Tory backbencher was recorded using a racially offensive term on Monday at a conference of Eurosceptics...