Harry McPhail reviews the shifting political situation in the UK with the change in Scottish First Minister and the future implications for the SNP, Labour and the Conservatives.
Conservative representative for Exeter announces revocation of support for the party
A prominent Exeter Conservative has publicly renounced his association with the Tories, claiming its “dog whistle” driven “damaging” cabinet and “incompetent” leadership are sending the country down a destructive pathway.
Liz Truss, Conservative Ideology, and the Future of British Government
During an ever-changing political climate, Charlie Gershinson evaluates the evolution of the UK Conservative Party, and what the future may hold.
Exeter research highlights importance of the election manifesto
With the General Election upon us, a University of Exeter study has analysed the growing length of party manifestos, highlighting their significance. As of 27 November, it is too late to register to vote in the 2019 general election. A recent Exeter University study suggests that while many register, and many vote, relatively few members […]
Spotlight: Rising Intolerance in the UK
In this Spotlight series, The Features editorial team have dug deep to keep you informed on outsider stories that were missed in mainstream news. London, as one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, represents for many a mentality of open-mindedness and progression, with 37 per cent of the population born outside the UK. […]
Bodyguard – Review
After its premier on the BBC, Bodyguard recently arrived on Netflix with the same promise as political thrillers like The Honourable Woman and The Night Manager. The plot picks up as PTSD-riddled Iraq War veteran David Budd (Richard Madden of Game of Thrones fame) is assigned to be the personal bodyguard of Home Secretary Julia […]
W ith the UKIP leadership campaign in full swing, political fanatics around the country are wondering which insane kook will be spreading bigotry next. Like a wine stain on a white carpet, Farage is back reminding Britain of it’s bad decisions. Dick Dastardly, aka Paul Nuttall, told Sky News that if he won the leadership […]
Interviews with students: what do they really think about Jeremy Corbyn?
P olitics has become a rather confusing mesh of contradictory ideologies and populist policy recently. Gone are the days when a rather posh, stern BBC reporter produced the facts! In their place we have the political commentator, like Exeter’s finest Katie Hopkins; then if we multiple this with the volatility and speed at which fortunes […]
Be an MP and live longer, says Uni research
Long hours and high pressure decisions don’t seem to have done MPs too much bad – in fact, they’re living 28 per cent longer than their constituents, according to new research involving a University of Exeter PhD student. Conducted by John Dennis from the University Medical School and Dr Tim Crayford, chief medical advisor to […]
“Cameron is now in command” – an interview with Philip Collins
With the media spotlight back on Tony Blair and the Chilcot Inquiry, it’s an interesting time to interview Philip Collins. Probably most widely known as the Chief Speechwriter for Blair while he was PM, this is a man who was privy to the inner workings at Downing Street. He has since transitioned to the role […]