Catherine Loyd gives a run down of the various election gaffes that have been made so far.
Nick Powell argues that although young Tories aren’t oppressed, political criticism should focus on policy rather than impugning the character of your opponents.
Just before Christmas, Theresa May returned from Brussels a hero. In the space of a week she had seemingly salvaged a process that appeared on the brink of collapse, as the Democratic Unionist Party – her government’s only lifeline in the House of Commons – had refused to endorse the preliminary deal on the Irish […]
Lots of Potter-loving children out there eagerly await the arrival of their 11th birthday, upon which they hope a large bearded man will burst into their house, mutilate their cousin, and whisk them away to a school that would only pass an Ofsted inspection because the inspector would get murdered by a troll before they […]
The opportunism of Theresa May’s U-turn for an early general election reveals an exploited populist effort, where the dynamic potential and energetic ire of anti-establishment politics have been re-channelled to serve the elites it was originally formed to oppose. To properly understand this historic development of British politics, we must also consider the broader expansion […]
Gavin Barwell won the seat of Crydon Central in 2010 and in the 2015 election retained the seat with a majority of just 165 votes, making it one of the closest results in the country. He currently holds the positions of Minister for London and Minister of State for Housing and Planning within the Department […]
After over one hundred days of her tenure as Prime Minister, and following some rather damning leaks of her talks concerning Brexit, it is necessary to assess Theresa May’s performance so far. Unelected and, in some cases, unwanted, May has had to tread carefully with the British public thus far, watering down many of her […]
David Cameron left his post as representative of Oxfordshire constituency Witney on Monday, eleven years after winning the seat and two months after resigning as prime minister of the United Kingdom after the EU referendum result. Speaking to ITV, he explained that leaving the role was “the right thing to do” as “the circumstances and realities of […]
Since the referendum and David Cameron’s resignation, the chaos that has consumed Great Britain has been seen nowhere more clearly than in Cameron’s own Conservative party. The leadership contest it triggered has been filled with treachery, uncertainty and swift changes in the status quo. Five candidates are in the running, a figure that MPs will […]
To the minds of many, there are two Ann Widdecombes: one is the Strictly Come Dancing queen whose salsa stomps won the nation’s hearts in 2010; the other is the fierce Conservative politician whose 23 year career has never fallen short of controversy. Her views on abortion, the death penalty and LGBT rights have all […]