Anarchy In The UK: A Changed Political Landscape

Jon Bigger | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jon Bigger

I've seen all the immediate analysis from Brexit and the Trump victory and it's not surprising that much of it is poor and ill thought out. This changing landscape may be something we don't fully understand for years and I don't think anyone has got the definitive vision yet (and you shouldn't expect to see it here either). However, at the end of the 2016 it's time we took stock and prepare for whatever will come next

Trump And Clinton - America's Socio-Cultural Schizophrenia

Tony Sobrado | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

The United States of America is a vast country. It is inhabited by over three hundred million people and it's arguably the most diverse country on ear...

Emma Rice's Shakespeare Globe Departure Is A Crying Shame

William Crona | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

People were being given a chance to make Shakespeare their own, and in the magnificent Globe theatre no less, who were not usually given this chance. And they were being given the chance to do so on their own terms, in ways that resonated with them

How Scared of Death Are We Really - and How Does It Affect Us?

Jonathan Jong | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Jong

Our reluctance to talk about death is often taken as evidence that we are afraid, and therefore suppress thoughts about it. However, there is little direct evidence to support that we are. So what is a "normal" amount of death anxiety? And how does it manifest itself?

When Did Patriotism Become Synonymous With Persecution?

Jake Warren | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jake Warren

Nationalism, patriotism and conservatism (with a small c) are principles that have been influential throughout British History. They have helped shape our sense of identity and define our culture, despite the argument as to what that exactly constitutes.

We Cannot Keep Supporting Labour and The Tories Like they are Football Teams, Riding out a Rough Season by Obidiently Turning Up to Vote for Them No Matter What They Do

Harry Cunningham | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Cunningham

I'm not a particularly political person. I am not a Marxist, a Socialist, a Conservative, a Liberal...I find it all a bit bewildering to be honest. And I'm not alone. For though most people have a plethora of views about the huge problems facing the country at the moment...

Adaptation to Climate Change Means Economic Adaptation Too

Alastair Roderick | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

Choices made in the next few years will affect the risks of climate change. If conservatives are right, and adapting to climate change is a better strategy than mitigating it, this has to start with adapting our economies - the source of unsustainable environmental change.

Political Jargon: Has David Cameron Dropped His 'Global Race' Card?

Robert DG Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robert DG Smith

The 'global race'. It's a term close followers of British politics are likely to have become familiar with. The Conservative top-table have loyally referred to it in columns and interviews for almost a year... But at this year's Tory conference in Manchester it seemed to have been relegated down a division.

Boris Johnson Congratulates 'Dedicated' Tony Abbott

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson has congratulated Tony Abbott, Australia’s new prime, on his landslide victory in the general election on Saturday, calling him a "ded...

Mehdi Hasan

Will This Man One Day Lead The Conservative Party? | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics

To call Jesse Norman “clever” would be an understatement. The Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herfordshire has a classics degree from Oxfo...

This Is Not Conservatism, This Is Nihilism

Alastair Roderick | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

I doubt that Camborne are curious enough to have contemplated the Marxist theory of alienation, which states that social problems arise from capitalism's pervertion of the natural relationship an individual has to their means of production.

It's Time to Stand Up for the Progressive and Conservative Institution of Marriage

David Burrowes | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics
David Burrowes

Marriage is a vital heterosexual institution because it caters to the unique consequences of heterosexual union - children. It cannot simply be extended to others without this purpose being devalued or lost.

The Triumph of Principle Over Pragmatism in Politics Must Be Curbed

Justin Cash | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Justin Cash

Good governance is a rare commodity. It requires compromise, flexibility and progressive thinking. Unfortunately, our political discourse is firmly rooted in a handful of supposedly eternal truths that received wisdom tells us we can never sacrifice.

America Needs and Deserves a New Conservatism

Noam Schimmel | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Politics
Noam Schimmel

The overriding ideology which drives the Republican Party today is not conservatism. In fact, it's more radical than anything a prudent, cautious, skeptical conservative would support.

The Human Right

Tom Doran | Posted 16.10.2012 | Home
Tom Doran

If the name David Frum is at all familiar to British ears, it is generally closely accompanied by "the man who coined the phrase 'Axis of Evil'". This may be enough for some readers to dismiss anything he has to say as the work of a crypto-fascist, imperialist running dog, but they do so at their peril.

Put Melanie Phillips in Charge of Equality and Human Rights

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

Boris Johnson provoked both glee and outrage when he wrote, in his regular Telegraph column, that the next Director General of the BBC should be a Tory. "Imagine", opined Alastair Campbell "if we had said what Boris said". The difference, of course, is that a Labour politician would never say it. They just did it.

Who Will Stand Up to the Hetero-Phobes?

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

The gay-rights brigade have allowed their quest for gay marriage to tip over into active hetero-phobia. If they don't snap out of it, they'll even lose the support of gay people like me.

The Paradox of Conservative Political philosophy in contemporary America

Tony Sobrado | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK
Tony Sobrado

Conservatism as a political philosophy is difficult to define and locate within a philosophical spectrum. From a traditional standpoint it's more a di...

Sometimes Labour Can Make Many a Working Class Tory Possible

James Mills | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Politics
James Mills

The defection of Luke Bozier to the Tories is the tip the iceberg, not for who he is but for what he represents. This Tory-led government, whose policies directly affect those from the poorest backgrounds worst of all, still polls over a third in support from the C1,D,E socio-economic groups.

Occupy London: Humanity, Conservatism, Desert, Two Freedoms, Near-Determinism, Inhumanity, Resistance

Professor Ted Honderich | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Politics
Professor Ted Honderich

It is humanity that this occupation of St. Paul's serves. It is inhumanity that it has the great honour to resist.