The Conservatives: Party of the Wealthy Working People

Jack Waller: It is has recently been quite widely reported that the government is struggling to meet its deficit reduction targets while keeping the pledges that won them the majority in May 2015. Osborne is currently trying to find the money to raise the amount of earnings at which people start to pay 40p tax…

It’s the Public, Stupid: Why You Can’t Trust People

Barney Trimble: “People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can’t trust people Jeremy.” So sayeth Simon “Super” Hans and, I’m willing to wager, every one of your friends who have seen Peep Show. Its popularity is not surprising, because it’s an amusing quote that can find itself into a great deal of conversations….

In Defense of Jack Waller: Welfare is a Personal Responsibility

Joonsoo Yi: In reaction to Mr. Waller’s recent article suggesting that the BME and the Women’s Officers position in YUSU should be abolished, many people have called him out not on the arguments he had constructed defending his case for a policy revision, but on the basis of irrational personal attacks intended to create problems…

Daddy’s Here

Nicholas Markle: Milo Yiannopoulos is here to make the internet great again, restore parity on college campuses, and maybe meet a few “persons of color” along the way. And he’s doing it looking better than you. His voice alone may serve as gay conversion therapy, just in the opposite direction that most think. Milo first…

No Platform Policy is BS & Thoughts on Freedom of Speech

Joonsoo Yi: I do not believe that people are ill-driven, and that whatever they choose to do or say is in accordance with their moral compasses. There are exceptions to this, of course. When a drunk, otherwise mentally stable, person, assaults a random individual, then that is poor judgment, because in no culture would attacking…

Everything That’s Wrong With Student Journalism

Joonsoo Yi: Student journalism is what its literal phraseology represents: journalism run by students. Ergo, student journalism is a breeding ground for future journalists, a free trial of an actual product, if you will. So for most people, who are interested in becoming journalists, but do not intend to pay thousands of pounds for a…

Farage and Loathing in Westminster: The Carswell Conundrum

Barney Trimble:  One of the things that became quite noticeable following the twin defections of Mark Reckless and Douglas Carswell to UKIP in late 2014 was how comfortable they were with each other and with Nigel Farage. On the one hand, Reckless was rarely seen without Farage by his side; on the other, Carswell was,…

How NOT to Write

Writing is an art-form, and as such, everyone writes differently. There is no “right” way of writing, but here are some of the writing styles I have come across that do not warrant its right to uniqueness, and are frankly moronic. Mr. William J. Joyce Shakespeare Jr.  Presently the wanton travail that confronts me, that…

An Economic Distress Signal: Revenge of the BRICS

Callum Shannon: Ever since the end of the Great Recession, Britain’s economic recovery has been fragile and precarious. Balanced on the periphery of the ever turbulent Eurozone, most economists, politicians and journalists have kept a watchful eye on the single market, fearful that it will be the source of the next global economic crisis. It…

The Diaries of a Migraineur: Living with Chronic Migraines

Mr. Migraineur: There’s nothing unusual about getting up early on Christmas Day. After all, there’s dinner to cook, presents to open and visiting relatives to prepare yourself for. My Christmas Day began at the bright and early time of 5 am, despite the fact that I had no dinner to cook and could have easily…

How Do You Know You’re Not Gay?

Joonsoo Yi: My friend once said “how do you know whether or not you are not gay unless you have tried it?” It wasn’t a facetious remark. He is bisexual and he wanted me to have a foursome with his girlfriends. I was not taken aback by the offer (though it is quite an unusual…