Tim Farron: The Fall and Decline of the Lib Dempire

Barney Trimble: Over the summer months, I developed a cosy routine of going for an afternoon walk. I’d pick up the Evening Standard, have my stroll by the Thames, find a bench and flick through the daily news of Corbyn’s rise and the endless debates over the all-night tube. However, one day my familiar routine…

Ed Miliband: A Revisionist Perspective

Lucas Pearce: Sorry everyone, but Ed Miliband really was as useless and incompetent as he was portrayed This article may be considered revisionist in the sense that it seeks to address the currently trending revisionist narrative that seems to have become mainstream within the (non-parliamentary) Labour Party; that he was in fact an underrated and…

Long Live the Kim: Kim Jong-Il’s Secret Coup

Lucas Pearce: Kim Il-Sung was the man who began the whole sordid spectacle that is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, while Kim Jong-Un is the current figurehead who soaks up all the media attention. Kim Jong-Il, the Kim who came between them, is best remembered for his role as a puppet in Team America,…

Is Jeremy Corbyn Labour’s Iain Duncan Smith?

Andrew Dennis: Let’s cast our minds back to 1997. Tony Blair has won a huge landslide victory in the general election which will lead to 13 years of Labour rule under himself and, later on, Gordon Brown. Meanwhile the Conservatives are left with just 165 seats, the party’s worst performance since their official name was…

Knights of the Old Republic: The Greatest Star Wars Story Ever Told

Andrew Dennis: As the Force Awakens builds up hype ahead (and probably after) its release, many fans will have their own awakening and begin searching through all the old Star Wars things that they have lying around. As a moderate fan myself, it is fair to say that the new films have awoken the Star…

Britain and Flooding: Nobody Does It Wetter

Callum Shannon: When I’m back in my home town of York, I like nothing better than grabbing a drink with a few old friends in my favourite bar, Lowther. It’s got to be said, as a bar, the Lowther has a lot going for it: nice wine, triples are cheaper than doubles and they’re always…

Why I’m Pro-Intervention but Anti-Airstrikes

Joonsoo Yi: It almost seems like a total tautology to advocate an intervention in Syria, but to be fervently against the deployment of airstrikes. But, if anyone were to deliberate on this issue seriously, it won’t be so difficult to understand as to why the seemingly self-contradictory conviction is actually a pretty straightforward one. I…

The Real Reason for the Greek Referendum

Costas Mourselas: In the past few days, more foreign observers than I can count have come out and asked themselves why Tsipras decided to call a referendum. With the benefit of hindsight, it would seem that Tsipras blundered. The terms are far more austere than before and the country has suffered greatly thanks to capital…