Issy Murray analyses the political ramifications of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s recent comments about the Grenfell Tower tragedy, especially in the wake of another general election.
Catherine Loyd gives a run down of the various election gaffes that have been made so far.
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 […]
Local elections who?
I’d like to start this with a confession – I didn’t vote in the recent local elections. This was not a choice born out of ignorance, but certainly came from some place of apathy. I had fully intended on voting. It was scheduled in for the evening, right after my busy day of hopping between […]
Seats to Watch
May’s marching on Tory triumph. But where’s she going?
Listen. The sound of the Tory yomp to triumph on June 8 is deafening. Labour’s sporadic venture over the top, and Mr Farron’s plucky bunch of guerrilla fighters feature as mere radio static in comparison. But one thing is shared. They all contribute to the crescendo of hot air and dribble currently being inflicted on […]
More TV debates? Be careful what you wish for.
With only five weeks left until the General Election, it seems almost certain that we will not see any television debates. Theresa May ruled out an appearance at the start of the campaign, and, since then, Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he will only appear if the Prime Minister deigns to as well. May has been […]
May Day May Day: The upcoming General Election
Back on 18th April everyone was in complete shock after Theresa May announced there would be a general election on 8th June. Not only does this snap election give candidates just 7 weeks to prepare, it is also 3 years earlier than initially expected, leaving many to speculate on why it had been moved forward. […]
Love’s Labour’s Lost: The party’s predicament today
Last week saw the much-anticipated release – in Labour circles anyway – of Margaret Beckett’s report into why Labour lost the 2015 election. Everyone already knew the reasons for the defeat which were outlined in the report. Ed Miliband wasn’t seen as a strong or credible leader, people were afraid of Labour having to kowtow […]