Category: YouthVoice

Reclaiming Liberalism

If the Liberal Democrats want to re-establish themselves as a strong voice in Parliament, they must open the Orange Book once more. Coalitions and splits in and across major political parties have never been...

Britain cannot claim to have a flawless past but should the British people have to pay for events that no living person can remember? (Photo: the-lothians.blogspot.co.uk)

Let Bygones Be Bygones

After a spate of demands for compensation or the return of artefacts, it is time for the United Kingdom to stand up for its history. The empire upon which the sun never sets has...

The Labour MP Kevan Jones has been seen as an advocate for mental health issues, sharing his own experience in a debate in the House of Commons. (Photo: BBC)

Our Unhealthy Silence on Mental Health

After Ken Livingstone’s recent remarks, Westminster must take serious action on mental health issues. Hardly a week passes without a political figure making a controversial remark, and last week’s comments from the former Mayor...

British armed responders are only used in cases of absolute emergency. (Photo: The Mirror)

No-One Should Have a Licence to Kill

If the government goes ahead with shoot-to-kill, we will only make martyrs of terrorists and monsters of ourselves. Britain identifies itself as a country of tolerance, freedom and respect. These are the British values...

Cardiff University recently cancelled a talk by Germaine Greer on account of her transphobic comments (Source: Unknown)

Not My Feminism

Fiona Sullivan condemns the hostility of some feminists towards transgender people. One of the most prominent pioneers of second wave feminism, Germaine Greer, recently came under fire for transphobic comments she made regarding famous...

Free speech is a human right. Just don’t disagree with me. (Photo: Davidould)

You Won’t Silence Me

Matt Gillow argues that free speech is more than just a human right; it’s an essential part of democracy. People get offended. It’s a fact of life. People get offended about politics, people get...

Making their Mark

Following a record-breaking campaign by the UK Youth Parliament to encourage young people to vote for issues they care about, Emily Hawkins reports on how Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) are engaging and representing...

The Power in a Peaceful Protest

Last week saw the Million Mask March in London. Protests such as these do protesters no favours. There has always been power in protests – that’s why they exist. Protests give the public a...

The Royal Family: an inoffensive boost to the economy and bastion of British heritage (Photo: Getty)

The Royals: A Bastion of British Heritage

Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong republican, will be sworn into the Privy Council this week. Matt Gillow considers whether he has a point. Yes, we could elect a politician or celebrity to represent our sense of...

Today thousands of students will march for a free education. (Image: National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts)

Fees Fi Fo Fum

In response to Jasmine Bennett’s defence of tuition fees, Ross Baxter lambasts the principle of paying for higher education. Today thousands of students are expected to march in London for free education. For a...

An Upper Chamber Worth Voting For

Amidst what some are calling a “constitutional crisis”, Joseph Ward says that we need the House of Lords and we should be looking at ways to save it. Lords reform clearly is not the...

Many prospective students only have one thing other than grades standing between them and their future: a heavy sum of money. (Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Telegraph)

Why University Shouldn’t Be Free

In an ideological world, having no tuition fees would be lovely. However, if something costs us, we’re much more likely to make sure it’s worth its while. As of 2015, there has been a...

John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who has signalled a tougher government approach towards the BBC in light of its charter renewal. (Photo: Huffington Post)

Save my BBC

As one of the most well-respected and cherished services of our country, we cannot leave the BBC in the hands of reformers with commercial interests at heart. The BBC: a corporation spanning eight major...

Uber: Driving Progress

London cabbies will be hurt by Uber, but they mustn’t stand in the way of consumer freedom and market democracy. On 16 October 2015, the High Court ruled that smartphone ride-sharing app Uber does...

One Nation Under Surveillance

New writer Matt Gillow lambasts the “Snooper’s Charter” as a full frontal physical assault on the liberty of us all. Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than...

Renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, is essential for the future of our planet. (Photo: Wired)

Vive la Révolution Verte!

Looking at how energy is currently produced, Ross Baxter calls for a greater emphasis on sustainable energy production by individuals. We currently live in a society where the power resides in the hands of...

Sex workers deserve our respect and have every right to demand it (Photo: Kota Project)

Sex work is just work

Prostitution is not technically illegal, but it might as well be unless something changes. Sex sells, or so we’re told, and you can see it everywhere: on billboards, in magazines, even at the cinema....

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