November 26, 2019

Just over two years after illegal cladding caused the death of 72 people at Grenfell Tower in London, a student accommodation block in Bolton, Greater Manchester went up in flames. 

Whilst the investigation into the fire at The Cube in Bolton is ongoing, eyewitness acco...

November 22, 2019

Considering that 71% of Britons consider the climate emergency a more pressing issue than Brexit, it would be expected that politicians would be working just as, if not more ardently to protect and stabilise the environment. However, unfortunately this is not the case.

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January 5, 2019

The past few months in politics have been characterised by: ‘What if Theresa May cannot get her deal through’, ‘when will she resign’, ‘how will she convince Parliament to back Chequers?’ These fail to acknowledge the absolute farcical state of the Labour Party at the...

January 5, 2019

In November 2018, the Gambling Commission produced a new report on gambling amongst children, with their headline findings including that 14% of 11-16-year-olds had gambled their own money in the past week before the survey was carried out. However, this number pales s...

September 30, 2018

The NHS was born out of consensus: the agreement that healthcare should be free at the point of delivery to tackle society’s ills. 70 years on and the only consensus is that the system is in critical condition.

Since the creation of the National Health Service in 1948,...

September 30, 2018

Recently, there have been calls for a second EU referendum. This referendum would likely ask voters three questions whether to: accept a negotiated Brexit deal, remain in the EU, or leave with no deal. But why, two years after the UK voted to leave the EU, are we debat...

July 1, 2018

Commissioned in 2007, the HMS Queen Elizabeth will be ready for deployment in 2019, followed shortly by the HMS Prince of Wales in 2023. Their ability to transport and sustain combat aircraft around the World significantly enhances the UK’s defence and security toolkit...

May 9, 2018

Last week’s local election results will soon be trivial in comparison to the seismic political events that lie ahead. The imminent skirmish between the Government and the European Union will overshadow anything else happening in Westminster.

Nevertheless, the results mu...

February 13, 2018

One might assume from the title of this piece that I intend to argue that Britain’s place in the world should be one outside of the American sphere of influence or NATO. I don’t intend to argue for such an isolationist position, and the conversation about President Tru...

February 11, 2018

Regardless of the unpopularity of President Trump, we have to remember who he is. The President of the United States of America, the leader of the free world and the UK’s biggest ally. Simply because Trump is an unconventional leader of a western democracy does not tak...

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