Do not underestimate the Lord’s influence

The House of Lords recently voted against Government plans for the Brexit deal, forcing the House of Commons to take another look at the...
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Ben Gadsen defends Corbynist politics

It seems to be a rule of British politics today that people will underestimate Jeremy Corbyn. He appears unimpressive, as I discovered meeting him last...
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Sophie Bunce: The national anthem is “an outdated means”

The national anthem is an outdated means of encouraging unity through patriotism. In a post-Brexit world, we sing of “our gracious” and “noble queen”...

Jack Ashton: No one cares that you don’t watch Love Island

In the early 20th Century, the Editor of the Listener, BBC’s cultural magazine, refused to look at his viewing figures for fear they might...

Gagging Grenfell

There’s a problem at the heart of British politics. The adverse effect any form of critique or social judgement has on a political party’s...

Stopping Brexit will solve the Irish border problem

For over two hundred years, the ‘Irish Question’ has dominated British politics. Between Westminster eliminating the Irish parliament and establishing full control in 1800...