A Letter to Whitehall

(Editor: An impassioned polemic by our writer Jake Daniels, delivering the rage many have felt in the past few days.) To the political class, You did this. All of you. All the politicians and members of parliament in your little partisan circles. It feels like a member of the family has died; the youth of…

Intersecting Inequalities

(Editor: The recent stirrings at the NUS over Malia Bouattia had us looking back at over similar furore in the last year, and we recalled there was an article we had never put up for some reason that still felt relevant now) Recently comments have been made by the director of OFFA – Prof Les…

Fear and Loathing in the UK

Yesterday, voting for the new Labour leader came to an end. Tomorrow we should get the results. Today as I’m writing, we remember the horror of 9/11. There shouldn’t be any link between these events, other than their proximity to each other. However, thanks to a recent article by The Sun, there is. In yet…

The case for Liz Kendall

The Labour leadership campaign has been one that has been marred by negative campaigning, some of the Corbynites on Twitter shout ‘Tory’ at any dissenters’ and some of the Kendallites screech ‘Trot’ at those who disagree with them. I’m not going to get into negative campaigning, Liz is the leader I want, she’s the leader…

Special Feature: Lords or Senators

(Editor: A month and three days after our last sign of life, after exams, and a series of pitiless whippings, The Liberal Cynics return. I leave you now to the skill of Jake Scott.)   On the 31st of October, 2014, Ed Miliband revived an old political question that had been bubbling beneath the surface of…

Poll Politics: Election and the aftermath

I think almost everyone was shocked by the exit poll released at 10pm on election night. As an avid follower of the opinion polls, I was genuinely expecting Labour to be at least neck and neck with the Tories, if not slightly ahead in terms of seats. Many people at that point in the night…

A toxic backed majority?

When drafting this I had an unanticipated tangent emerge – I was going to use the Cheltenham result to discuss the Lib Dem collapse and the very blue map of the south west. However, for all the revelry I can understandably take part in – the first Tory majority since ’92, beat the polls by…