Politics

Iran’s morality laws- why so serious?

As Iran is dragged back into the headlines for crackdowns on mixed-sex interaction and Instagram use, Sam Lees takes a look at why

Brexit: Apocalypse now or into Elysium?

As the EU referendum reaches its final throes, our writers take a look at probabilities, possibilities and what comes next

Undercover at Vote Leave

The York Racecourse hosted Boris Johnson, former London Mayor, to preach Brexit to the converted. Finn Judge, an outspoken “Bremainer”, dons a Vote Leave t-shirt to investigate

Turkey’s president demands an imperial respect

Jake Strong gives his take on the Turkish President’s attempt to prosecute a German comedian for making fun of him- in Germany

Eight years of hope: reflections on American foreign policy and “The Obama Doctrine”

Geoff Glover takes a look at the world after Obama, eight years on from Yes We Can. Better, or worse?

No end in sight for refugee plight

Living on and around our beautiful, serene campus here at the University of York, it is perhaps forgivable to forget that Europe is in the midst of a refugee crisis. In the news, however, countless reports recount the plight of refugees. Whilst their struggles may seem distant, their stories appeal to our common humanity

National Union of Students comes under attack

With Malia Bouattia’s polarising ascent to its presidency and no action on electoral reform, the NUS is facing an existential crisis, Finn Judge reports

Liberal Democrat Spring Conference York 2016

Ciarán Morrissey visits the Liberal Democrat conference, finding a more lacklustre affair than the last despite some interesting votes, and a party that seems to have accepted the reality of the 2015 defeat

Doom-mongering: European question continues to divide government

As both campaigns go negative, Niall Whitehead reports on the conflicting arguments put forward by prominent Conservative figures

Irish Elections ’16: The end for Kenny?

With Ireland’s Labour all but wiped out, Enda Kenny faces tough choices in forming the next coalition government, Alex Davenport reports

Moderates Take Numerous Seats in Iranian Elections

Deputy Comment Editor, Sam Lees, evaluates Iran’s Election Results