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David Cameron prior to May’s general election (Photo: Independent)

A Conservative Conundrum

The Conservatives were the first political party that Jack Mountford ever supported. However, the recent actions and policies of the party have driven him away. The 2010 general election had just occurred. After days...

Cologne Culture Clash

What happened in Cologne is the latest symptom of a Europe that sorely needs to reassert its basic cultural values. On New Year’s Eve 2015, the German city of Cologne was the scene of...

An Afghan policeman aiming his PKM light machine gun in Marjah district, Helmand province. (Photo: Washington Post)

The Struggle for Sangin

One year after Nato troops ended combat operations in Afghanistan, the Taliban are close to overrunning Sangin, a key town in Helmand province. Akshay Narayan examines a rapidly deteriorating security situation. Why is Sangin...

Corbyn has struggled to adapt to life as a leader. (Photo: The Mirror)

Corbyn Must Go

After the reshuffle, Labour supporter Craig Robertson is nonplussed with his leader’s first few months. I do not have a problem with Jeremy Corbyn’s policies or ideals. In fact, I think his plans for...

Corbyn with the shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn, who escaped the firing line (Photo: The Guardian)

Reshuffle: The Best Show in Town

The Labour reshuffle has finally finished. Joseph Ward says it was a true sign of Corbyn’s strength as a leader. On Tuesday, one of the most highly anticipated shadow cabinet reshuffles in history began....

Labour voters for Jeremy Corbyn formed the pressure group Momentum after his victory, which has been condemned for extreme denunciation of MPs voting for the Syria airstrikes. (Photo: The Independent)

Backward Momentum

The polemics of political groups pose a problem for Jeremy Corbyn. A successful stand is necessary. It is normally the House of Commons that is criticised for its rowdy debates, which are more reminiscent...

Protesters at Oxford University have pushed for the removal of Rhodes, who is seen as a symbol of colonialism. (Photo: Cherwell)

The Rhode to Racial Justice

The “Rhodes Must Fall” movement is driven by the desire to change Oxford’s attitude to race.  In a university where privilege still has a part to play, the statue of Cecil Rhodes needs to...

At Christmas, most leaders aim to tie their aims to the spirit of the season – but David Cameron’s governments are wrong to claim Jesus’ actions as inspiration for their own. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the Love of God

David Cameron and his government often invoke the traditions and teachings of Christianity to justify their actions – Antony Tucker thinks this is both misleading and bad news for politics. This Christmas season saw...

The famous “Napalm girl” photo, taken during the Vietnam War. (Photo: Nick Ut)

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

We’ve become desensitised to war – and frightened of it. Katy Bennett argues that this is a dangerous combination. Britain has almost been constantly at war for the past 100 years, but since World...

Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Right Side Up

Radical right-wing parties are on the rise in Europe, but they’re not all as extreme as their opponents make them out to be. Marine Le Pen’s Front National topped the polls in the first...

Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn. (Photo: www.insidehousing.co.uk)

War is not Helping

The road to war is paved with good intentions. We want to help, but instead cause death, destruction and destabilisation. Shortly before MPs voted in favour of air strikes in Syria, shadow foreign secretary...

One hashtag provided the perfect response. (Photo: @BIGTOBZSF/Twitter @MOFAROOQ9/Twitter)

They ain’t no Muslims, bruv

After the recent Leytonstone Station terrorist attacks, the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv began trending on Twitter. If there’s one thing that shows we cannot blame everyday Muslims for so-called Islamic State, it’s this. Islam has nothing...

Rand Paul, Republican senator for Kentucky, presidential candidate and radical libertarian. (Photo: Rand Paul)

Rand Paul’s Land of the Free

Republican presidential hopeful and fanatical libertarian Rand Paul has been accused of isolationism and worse in the past. But his policies resonate, and Sam Betley argues that he has a huge opportunity, if he...

Our news too often comes from individuals and companies with too much power, and this is a danger to democracy (Photo: BBC)

Smash The Press

The mainstream media is not only irrelevant to modern society, it is actively dangerous. The mainstream media has, for a long time, been of great benefit to society. However in recent years this reporting...

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...

Jim McMahon: Oldham’s Local Hero

Despite poor nationwide poll projections and an increasingly unpopular leader, Labour have won the Oldham by-election. The credit must go to Jim McMahon and his community politics, says Antony Tucker. For all the premonitions...