Politics

Labour on course for best election result since 2001

20th May 2017

The Conservative lead over Labour has now reduced to only 9 points in the latest poll. Labour enjoy a record 35% vote share, rising from 26% just three weeks ago. If the current trend continues, Labour could be on course to receive upwards of 39% of the vote in the upcoming … read more

The Orator Poll of Polls – Conservatives Lead by 9 points

Data from Survation, Yougov and Opinium
Politics

Will Labour lose the North?

29th April 2017

With the Brexit referendum in 2016, the North voted overwhelmingly to leave the European Union. Labour has been weakened since, with poor perceived leadership from Jeremy Corbyn and Labour hosting a war on 2 fronts. One being from working class supporters who have supported Labour throughout their lives, and the … read more

Politics

Corbyn vs May: Voting Record

25th April 2017

In this series of articles, we will be comparing Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May – this week we are comparing their voting records on key issues. While the Conservatives are launching a general election campaign targeted at the character of Jeremy Corbyn, we thought it would be fitting to compare … read more

Politics

Sadiq Khan “part and parcel” remarks are fake news

23rd March 2017

In the aftermath of the horrific attack on the heart of our country’s democracy yesterday, right-wing figures including Nigel Farage and Donald Trump Jr exploited the attack to launch a smear campaign on Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim Mayor of London, somehow implying that he is complacent with terrorism. This … read more

Politics

Keeping the UK together means a radical new settlement

7th September 2016

The SNP launched a new drive towards a second independence referendum with the ‘biggest listening exercise in SNP history’ this week. Arguably, the threat of Scottish Independence is of even greater importance to the future of the UK than our membership of EU. Although the Brexit decision will fundamentally change … read more

Politics

The trouble with Labour and Jeremy Corbyn

6th September 2016

How much can change in a year? A vote to leave the European Union, a new Prime Minister and Donald Trump could be the American President… Yet, the Labour party are once again having a Leadership election with Jeremy Corbyn at the receiving end of a media smear campaign. … read more

Politics

Theresa May: What kind of Prime Minister will she be?

11th July 2016

Today, Theresa May unexpectedly won the Conservative leadership contest, after the 1922 Committee declared that after Andrea Leadsom’s withdrawal from the contest, she will be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and very soon. But who is she, and what are her policies? By publicly stating that she … read more

Politics

Farage resigns as UKIP leader: Will UKIP survive without him?

10th July 2016

A shocking event occurred this week, one nor you or I would have expected. A prominent political figure announced their sudden resignation.  A figure who has certainly attracted controversy over the years, while developing a new, unique brand of politics. Nigel Farage has announced his sudden resignation as leader of … read more

Politics

Opinion: How will David Cameron be remembered?

30th June 2016

Every Prime Minister leaves a legacy, and not necessarily ones they would have wanted; Gordon Brown was at the helm when the economy fell off a cliff, Tony Blair is closely associated with foreign wars, and John Major is remembered as weak and ineffectual by many. David Cameron leaves behind … read more

World

Erbil: Life on the doorstep of ISIS

7th September 2016

Erbil city centre is deserted. Restaurants and teahouses are locked and bordered up while the streets are clear of much traffic and pedestrians. A lone figure can be seen in the main square, resting under the shade of a small tree. ISIS are little more than an hours drive west … read more

World

Military Coups: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

5th September 2016

  Most countries at one time or another have had their destinies changed by the intervention of their militaries into their internal politics.  Brazil’s military moved against their monarchy making the country henceforth a republic.  In the closing chapter of the English Civil Wars General George Monck made the fateful … read more

World

The Future of British and French Defence Cooperation

18th July 2016

“France and Great Britain shall no longer be two nations, but one Franco-British Union. The constitution of the Union will provide for joint organs of defense, foreign, financial and economic policies. Every citizen of France will enjoy immediately citizenship of Great Britain, every British subject will become a citizen of … read more

Society

Cutting the costs of crime: For a more equitable prison system

4th September 2016

Violent crime costs the UK over £124 billion a year, £4,700 for every household. The biggest assault on the public purse is prison expenditure. The annual cost of a prison place in England and Wales marks around £37,648. This surpasses the fees of even the most prestigous private schools. Yet … read more

Society

The Workplace of the 21st century

3rd September 2016

The nature of work and what it means in society has, of course, developed and changed throughout the centuries. From what was largely a mass agrarian base through to the sprawling Industrial Revolution, the workplace and employees’ place in it has constantly evolved technologically. Technology, advances in machinery, the computer … read more

Society

Opinion: Owen Jones, Terrorists and the Importance of Context

19th June 2016

In the now infamous Sky News press preview where Guardian columnist, Owen Jones ‘stormed’ off (in a tabloid world where ‘storming’ is actually walking off in a very disgruntled but polite fashion), talking about the homophobic terrorist that committed the Orlando atrocity he stated “if he went into a synagogue and … read more