Politics

Theresa’s ‘baby faced assassin’

FEW WILL HAVE heard of Gavin Williamson. Many, however, will know of Armando Iannucci’s BBC political satire and cult hit,…

Comment: Bercow was right to oppose Trump

IN A HIGHLY contentious move, the Speaker of the House of Commons has voiced his opposition to President Trump addressing…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

IN THE CONTINUING saga that is the unravelling of western democratic liberalism, France is preparing itself for one of the…

Turing Law posthumously pardons thousands

ON 31 JANUARY, Her Majesty the Queen gave royal assent to the Policing and Crime Bill 2017. The statute contains…

UKIP: life after Nigel Farage

THE ELECTION OF Paul Nuttall as the new UKIP leader left many commentators feeling that the party would shift to…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

GO FIGURE THAT the biggest political story in the US election breaks after the election, and more importantly our final…

Britain back in business?

THE UNITED KINGDOM is going global again. Last Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her much anticipated speech presenting the…

Up in flames: the crisis in Northern Ireland

THE NORTHERN Ireland power-sharing executive has gone up in flames. Emergency elections have been called following the resignation of Sinn…

Benn’s Labour’s Lost: Brexit, Syria and socialism

ON FRIDAY 2 December, the University of York PolSoc were delighted to welcome Hilary Benn MP, to converse with Dr…

The many faces of Donald

DONALD TRUMP’S staggering election victory on 8 November shocked the world. Commentators from evey country have questioned whether the President-Elect…

Groundhog Day for European populism?

SINCE THE global financial crisis, politics in the western world has been turning to radical alternatives as the answer to…