Special Reports

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…

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…

ELECTION 2017: The NHS – a crisis without solution?

WHEN ONE considers the idea of the ‘political football’, the National Health Service is perhaps the first issue which springs…

ELECTION 2017: The Union – a divided kingdom?

THE UNION SEEMED to be of little relevance during the 2015 general election given the rejection of Scottish Independence the…

ELECTION 2017: The Economy – vs. the many?

THE ECONOMY dominates the run-up to general elections. Despite the current prominence of Brexit, the economy remains a pressing concern…

ELECTION 2017: Brexit – the new dividing line

THE SHADOW OF the exit negotiations from the European Union looms over this fateful election. The Prime Minister has sought…

ELECTION 2017: Foreign Policy – a new global stage

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson [Image: Flickr]  UPON TAKING office, Theresa May signaled a break from the foreign policy agenda which…

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,…

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…

Nukes, trees and more Green MPs

THE CO-LEADER of the Green Party of England and Wales, Jonathan Bartley, visited campus on November 3rd for a talk…

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