June 30, 2020

Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick and former Shadow Education Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey were mired in separate controversies last week. Jenrick had allegedly accepted ‘cash for favours’, approving a property development of Conservat...

March 1, 2020

I don’t remember a lot about my early years in education, but the feelings that never left me were those relating to criticism. Whether it was a school report or direct punishment, education that delivered sanctions were far more memorable than any praise. The same can...

October 8, 2019

As a Londoner living in the Midlands for University, I often feel rather detached from my home city. But, fear not, Perspectives readers, for my feelings of home-sickness have now been washed away by the hotting-up of the 2020 contest for the Mayoralty! And what a cont...

September 18, 2019

For 312 years, Scotland, England and Wales have been united in one of the most successful political unions in history. With Northern Ireland after 1801, the Union has seen an intellectual Enlightenment, sustained global influence, relative domestic peace, the Industria...

October 18, 2018

When meeting Peter Hitchens, you learn one thing; you are not the smartest person in the room. This is a man whose breadth of knowledge is certainly impressive, and you can’t help but be impressed by his eloquence and reasoning. But nevertheless, there are times when y...

October 1, 2017

The past 12 months have been jam-packed with juicy political intrigue, sensational headlines and murky backbench treachery. Since the 24th June 2016 we have lost a Prime Minister, gained a new one, Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity has gone through the roof whilst the pound h...

October 1, 2017

Writing this piece, for this magazine, I feel like a Spartan at Thermopylae. I feel like a soldier at Rorkes Drift, I feel like one of ‘The Few’ in 1940. But like all of these great people, I must do my duty and write my piece. All of these delusions of grandeur pale i...

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