Radical reform is needed to the British education system; lowering the school-leaving age should be just the start of it

At the beginning of this year, the TPA’s John O’Connell highlighted the ‘sacred cows’ that Boris Johnson’s government need to slaughter to cut wasteful public spending. One of these sacred cows is the ridiculous requirement for young people to stay in education until the age of 18. Until 2015, children were required to stay inContinue reading “Radical reform is needed to the British education system; lowering the school-leaving age should be just the start of it”

The EU’s coronavirus fund is a symbol of vindication for Brexiteers

On the 31st of January, I was in Westminster counting down to the United Kingdom’s long-awaited departure from the undemocratic, declining European Union. The coronavirus pandemic, to a majority of Britons, was a non-issue. Nevertheless, amid the devastating health and economic crisis, both issues play a part in our political discourse. As a Brexiteer, IContinue reading “The EU’s coronavirus fund is a symbol of vindication for Brexiteers”

The strange death of Labour England: The long story of why Labour lost the heartlands

In 2019, the Conservative Party, led by Boris Johnson, romped to their largest victory since 1987. However, this was an incredibly surprising result based on historic electoral patterns. The Tories, for the fourth election in a row, were the United Kingdom’s largest party, but more importantly, the governing party increased their vote share for theContinue reading “The strange death of Labour England: The long story of why Labour lost the heartlands”

Populist Duda edges past Poland’s progressive candidate in the nation’s narrowest Presidential election race

Yesterday, the people of Poland went to the polls to decide whether the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, would be returned to Warsaw’s Presidential Palace for another five years. Duda fought off Rafal Trzaskowksi in what was one of the most tightly contested electoral races since the fall of communism in 1989. He is just the secondContinue reading “Populist Duda edges past Poland’s progressive candidate in the nation’s narrowest Presidential election race”

PM lays out ‘radical’ plans to ‘level-up’ and ‘unite’ the country in bid to spur on Britain’s economic recovery post-coronavirus

The Prime Minister took to the stage in Dudley to announce a bold plan to invest an additional £5 billion to kickstart Britain’s post-pandemic economic recovery. Johnson added that as a consequence of this investment ‘we will not just bounce back, we will bounce forward’ from the economic downturn that the pandemic has forced uponContinue reading “PM lays out ‘radical’ plans to ‘level-up’ and ‘unite’ the country in bid to spur on Britain’s economic recovery post-coronavirus”

Did the Brexit Party cost the Tories seats in England and Wales?

Introduction: In the aftermath of the Brexit Party’s triumphant victory in the 2019 European parliamentary elections, it was widely anticipated that Farage’s party would split the Leave vote in any future general elections. These concerns became even more apparent when the Eurosceptic parties failed to displace Labour in Peterborough or fend off the Liberal DemocratsContinue reading “Did the Brexit Party cost the Tories seats in England and Wales?”

The pandemic has placed a bandage over Labour’s deep wounds of division but this is beginning to unravel

It is hard to ignore the strides that the Labour Party have taken forward during the pandemic. Since party members installed Sir Keir Starmer as party leader, Labour has significantly reduced the Tories lead and the former head of the Crown Prosecution Service has challenged the Prime Minister at the dispatch box. However, the sackingContinue reading “The pandemic has placed a bandage over Labour’s deep wounds of division but this is beginning to unravel”