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David Cameron Resigns after losing the June 2016 European Union Referendum (Photo: The Mirror/ Dan Kitwood)

In Defence of Populism

Whilst centrist parties ignore the warning signs and refuse to address the underlying issues, European populists march ever closer to government. Politics undoubtedly comes in waves. For a long time, centrism was the word...

Heathrow airport: the UK’s door to the world post-Brexit (Photo: HeathrowHub.com)

Heathrow, spread your wings

With Heathrow expansion approved by the government, furore is coming from left and right; objectors need to recognise it was the only real option. Fifty years ago, Harold Wilson set up a commission to...

Lady Gaga has undergone a variety of metamorphoses in her nearly-decade spanning career. (Source:@gagamonster96, Twitter)

Going Gaga for Gaga

With Lady Gaga releasing a fifth album, Casey Kroll discusses her ever-changing musical style and her immense cultural influence. It’s the summer of 2008, and a group of people has gathered at The Bitter...

The epitome of a guitar-carrying, chain-smoking sixties troubadour, Bob Dylan's revolutionary Nobel victory has been rife with opposition. (Photo: John Cohen/L. Parker Stephenson Photographs and Peter Fetterman Gallery)

Dylan is Deserving

Denying Bob Dylan’s historical achievement is as good as denying literary convention. Awarding the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to a cultural icon like Bob Dylan has, indubitably, cemented his legendary legacy as a...

Campaigning for a lost country. (Photo: Reuters)

Working Class Losers

The left-behind are the result of hard problems, not organised malignancy. The problems of Brexit are likely to worsen their lot. On the steps of 10 Downing Street, Theresa May promised a government “not...

The Commonwealth has 4 of the world’s top 15 economies; the same as the EU if you don’t count the UK (Photo: Twitter – Daniel Hannan)

Common Wealth

For too long, Britain has neglected her Commonwealth allies. After Brexit, it’s time to change that. Brexit means Brexit. We, “the 48 per cent”, can mourn as much as we like, but Britain voted...

Theresa May emerges from Downing Street (Photo: WSJ)

Conservative Paper Tiger

With Labour falling apart, the Liberal Democrats in the wilderness and Ukip searching for a new purpose, the way looks clear for continued Conservative dominance. But the party shouldn’t rest on its laurels just...

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will have to plan strategically in the final weeks of the election if they wish to occupy the White House. (Photo: Matt Wade Photography).

The Path to Pennsylvania Avenue

With only weeks until election day, Casey Kroll analyses the various ways Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton could win the American presidential election and sit in the Oval Office. It was only a couple...

Ask not for whom the Trump tolls. (Photo: Getty)

Trumping Expectations

Donald Trump is behind Hillary Clinton for now, but his populist tide hardly seems to disappear. While this might seem a moody prospect for many a sensible Briton, it could come with its fair...

Big data is crucial for health informatics and research. (Photo: Dr Heather Leslie)

Share.data

Programmes which facilitate the sharing of anonymised patient data from GP practices as well as hospitals are very important sources for medical research. Communicating this with patients to allow informed decision making is vital....

Israelis take cover in Jerusalem during a rocket attack by Hamas in July 2014. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

In Defence of Israel

So often do we see impassioned defences of Palestinians and harsh attacks on their “brutal” oppressors, that we often forget that there is another side to this incredibly controversial conflict. After a judo match...

Until recently, Big Sam’s worst mistake was his moustache in the ‘90s. (Photo: Shoot)

Big Sam’s Big Scam

Sam Allardyce has been toppled by press subterfuge and entrapment. But the job of the press should be to report news, not make it. If ever a personality captured the essence of the British...

Today’s circumstances do not call for three months of further uncertainty. (Photo: CNN)

Snap Election: All Risk, No Reward

The government must focus on negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union. That’s why a general election is the last thing anybody needs. Back in 2007, in the midst of a third consecutive Labour...

In a music video for Coldplay’s Hymn for the Weekend, Beyoncé has been accused of appropriating Indian culture. (Source: Warner Music)

Culture Chasm

Appropriating cultures assists cultural integration, not cultural denigration. From the very depths of Tumblr to online newsrooms, the phenomenon of “cultural appropriation” has taken social media by storm. Most contemporary arguments made against cultural...

It is a mistake to say free speech is being suppressed on campuses, such as King’s College London. (Photo: Science and Engineering South Consortium.)

Trigger-Unhappy

The campus culture of “safe spaces” and “no platforming” is broadening rather than stifling debate and free speech, writes Emily Hawkins. The issue of free speech on UK campuses is one the media pounce...

On the 24th September 2016, Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of the Labour Party receiving 313, 209 votes: 61.8 per cent of the total vote share (Photo: Flickr/Gary Knight)

Keep Calm and Corbyn On

With the Labour leadership contest finally over, the big question is what happens next? Frankly, no-one knows. But what’s certain is you cannot fight darkness with darkness; Labour need to offer a vision full...

The desire of many students to be molly-coddled from the harsh realities of life is the biggest threat to the rigorous education necessary to prepare a person for the wider world. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Intolerance of Intolerance

“Safe spaces” and “no platforming”: the increasing propensity of many university students to simply shut down and block out views which they disagree with is deeply concerning. Over recent years, free speech has come...