Politics

Australia votes in favour of same-sex marriage

Australian voters have supported the introduction of same-sex marriage in an advisory referendum on the issue with 61.6 per cent voting…

Left Wing; Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

100 years ago this Thursday on 2 November 1917 the British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour signed a letter on behalf…

President Xi immortalised at National Congress

The Communist Party of China has held its 19th National Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.…

The European Union at a closer inspection

Italy by Allesandra Zannier: The northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto held referenda on 22 October and voted for…

Commander-in-Grief

Senior Republicans fear that President Trump’s personal gaffes are distracting attention from actual policy, and thus dam-aging their party. After…

York Union: Russia not an aggressive power

The York Union hosted a debate chaired by Joseph Silke, this paper’s Politics Editor, on the motion: “This House believes…

Government to tackle ‘safe space’ culture in higher education

The Department for Education has said that universities must commit to free speech

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Memes, fees and abortion

From his maiden speech in the House of Commons in 2010, it was clear that Jacob Rees-Mogg was a man to…

Catalans defy Madrid on independence vote

A referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain was organised for 1 October. The Spanish government have been determined to stop it taking…

Bittersweet Merkel victory amid far-right surge

On Sunday 24 September, the people of Germany went to the polls in typically efficient fashion to elect members to the…

Disappearance of protester Santiago Maldonado shocks Argentina

A new case of enforced disappearance in Argentina has caught the attention of the international community. 28-year-old protester Santiago Maldonado…

Rwandan Presidential Election: Stability over Democracy?

Rwanda could be lauded as a model post-war state which has managed to re-build itself after a terrible conflict. The…