Starmer misses the point of the House of Lords in his attempt to attack Johnson
The House of Lords is and remains a beacon of expertise and independence in our political system and acts as an effective scrutinising machine to the government. Reform should keep this in mind… Continue reading Starmer misses the point of the House of Lords in his attempt to attack Johnson
Protests continue in Iran
“Woman, life, freedom” and “death to the dictator” are the words ringing throughout Iran as mass protests continue. The demonstrations, which have taken place in over 40 Iranian cities, come following the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Jîna “Mahsa” Amini, … Continue reading Protests continue in Iran
The Polsoc Paper is back for 2022/23
Dear Readers, I hope the first weeks of this academic year have gone well. I’m Josh, the Editor-in-Chief of the Polsoc Paper for the academic year of 2022/23. I did my undergraduate degree in History and Politics at the University … Continue reading The Polsoc Paper is back for 2022/23
There seems to be a serious lack of nuance in the so-called ‘culture war’. In recent weeks I keep seeing, from right-wing commentators, outrage at the supposed censorship that is going on at UK Universities. And what is the specific … Continue reading Triggered
There must be a by-election in Bury South.
For those of us who dislike the Tories, and specifically Boris Johnson’s current cabal of rule breakers and liars, the defection of Bury South MP Christian Wakeford to the Labour party is a welcome development. However, for those of … Continue reading There must be a by-election in Bury South.
How much more of Johnson’s incompetence can this country take?
On Wednesday, Boris Johnson stood in front of the House of Commons during PMQ’s and took what can only be described as an embarrassing beating from the opposition bench and his own backbench. ‘PartyGate’ no doubt persists in sparking anger … Continue reading How much more of Johnson’s incompetence can this country take?
Boosters, Omicron, and Vaccine Apartheid
As the emergence of the Omicron COVID variant became a variant of concern, governments across the global North responded with a strong message for their populations to get a booster vaccine. This included the UK, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson … Continue reading Boosters, Omicron, and Vaccine Apartheid
Downing Street: Party Problems
When the people who legislate, supposedly on our behalf, are doing lines to get through a tough day in Parliament, I feel like that’s a good place to draw the line. Continue reading Downing Street: Party Problems
Johnson’s New Mask Policy Only Covers his Self-interest
Like them or loathe them, face masks have been proven to be heavily useful at reducing the transmission of Covid-19. Last week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reintroduced them as mandatory in shops and on public transport. This was announced … Continue reading Johnson’s New Mask Policy Only Covers his Self-interest
Why (Historical) Fiction matters.
There’s a tendency for those who read academic work all day to avoid doing this in their spare time. The stuff is interesting, sure, but it’s not exactly what you want to be spending your time doing when aiming to … Continue reading Why (Historical) Fiction matters.