April 27, 2020

Perhaps more than any other party in Western politics, the Labour Party has always been a home to contention and huge internal conflict. This is partly due to our electoral system, which forces politicians and activists into one of two main camps, within which many peo...

January 15, 2020

The novel A Very British Coup, written by left-wing MP Chris Mullin in 1982, details a plot between MI5, the civil service and a willing British press to discredit and ultimately remove from office a left-wing Labour Prime Minister. The media’s vilification of Jeremy C...

November 7, 2019

“I want to thank everybody. It has been a long night. I do not want to keep you any longer, but I do stand by what I have said. This House will change, but it will change for the better. Thank you, everybody.” In many ways, this closing of Sir Lindsay Hoyle’s acceptanc...

September 27, 2019

“It is with great sadness that I’ve come to realise the Conservative Party is no longer the party I joined over 20 years ago.” These were the words of Sam Gyimah, announcing his defection to the Liberal Democrats. It is this tension that has permeated the recent defect...

September 1, 2019

Reports of prison camps holding up to a million people, persecuted on the basis of their religious and ethnic identity, held in horrific conditions in breach of their basic human rights, might seem to be harking back to the horrors of the past. However, these reports a...

May 9, 2019

The Local Elections were terrible for both of the main parties. It’s not fair to say that the level of disaster was equal for the two parties, given that the Conservatives lost a staggering thirteen hundred seats, but after nine years in opposition, Labour should be ta...

April 11, 2019

Ever since it was announced by George Osborne, the Northern Powerhouse has been rather a point of contention, especially since the ascension of Theresa May to Downing Street, where the project has been neglected. The regional disparity in the government currently is be...

January 30, 2019

Claire Fox certainly cannot be described as timid. Coming, with some enthusiasm, to give a speech to a generation she described in her book as ‘Generation Snowflake’ was bold, but it is clear that Fox is passionate about the issues on which she speaks out. First among...

January 16, 2019

Over the Christmas period, much was made of the migrant ‘crisis’ in the English Channel, where between 200 and 300 people tried to cross into the UK, many in dinghies without sufficient supplies of food, drink or fuel. The obvious concern within both the French and Eng...

January 11, 2019

Even in these heady days of Brexit and Trump, Australian politics continues to lead the way in its example of absolute political chaos. In the time Angela Merkel has been German Chancellor, Australia has had six Prime Ministers, and so it is not surprising that at the...

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