• Twelve bits of Christmas politics

    The Grinch Who Stole Your Internet Freedom: net neutrality in the US and how it affects us. This phrase, coined by Columbia professor Tim Wu in 2003, is the idea that – funnily enough – all internet providers and governments should treat all data equally: basically, no-one should switch up...
  • Nick Scott: “What next for UKIP?”

    The end of the story or a new chapter: what next for UKIP? The moustache probably gave it away. In one of the more bizarre and quite frankly traumatic stories after Brexit, the acceptance Nigel Farage displayed when a dead ferret proceeded to curl up on his top lip...
  • Out with the Farage

    “We need a fresh face.” These were the words that UKIP’s one and only MP, Douglas Carswell, uttered just last Friday. He was of course talking about his desire for a change in the party’s leadership; out with the Farage and in with the new. He was always a...
  • The UKIP Calypso: a controversy over nothing?

    UKIP often attracts negative media coverage, and, equally often, this is for sound reasons. With the ex-Radio 1 DJ Mike Read eventually apologising over his calypso song, which was sung in a fake Caribbean accent and mocked ‘illegal immigrants in every town’, the issue of UKIPs bigotry does not...
  • UKIP by-election victory: an anomaly or turning point? a student perspective

    Douglas Carswell MP, riding high on securing 60% of the vote in the recent Clacton-on-Sea by-election, has boldly claimed that UKIP has ‘nothing that we cannot achieve’. Echoing the sentiments of the famous medieval heretic John Wycliffe, ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people’, Carswell clearly...