Special 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

Victory for “In” campaign as PolSoc hosts first EU debate

A snap Twitter poll, conducted after the Politics Society event, indicated that 80% of audience members agreed that the pro-EU panellists had best presented their arguments, invoking panic from student Leave campaigners

Predictions: Early EU referendum for 2016? Britain would still say no

Finn Judge says that he predicts no Brexit, no referendum in 2016

Predictions: Destruction and decay develops in the Middle East

Habib Nassar examines what the Middle East might look like in the coming year- with plenty of tension and conflict, but a few green shoots of hope

Cologne attacks: Merkel stays strong with refugees

The tensions following the sex attacks in Cologne may shake Merkel’s government itself. They undermine Europe’s most influential centrist government, to the detriment of the continent

Predictions: British politics to be as chaotic as 2016

In our series of political predictions for the coming year, Ben Reid expects another year of divisions and chaos

Predictions: The year of the first female President

Alex Davenport sticks his neck and predicts that for all of Donald Trump’s sound and fury, Hillary Clinton ought to finish the year as the next President of the United States

York Union Review: The fall and rise of Ivan Massow

Having amassed fortunes through a variety of business endeavours, initially through introducing gay-friendly financial services when contemporary competitors existed in an environment of homophobia, Massow is the archetypal entrepreneur and compassionate Conservative

An interview with Ivan Massow

James Humpish interviews Ivan Massow, businessman, gay rights advocate and former conservative candidate for London Mayor

York Union Review: The decriminalisation of prostitution would be a disaster

The York Union’s latest event, on the decriminalisation of prostitution, featured a decidedly diverse panel

Tories, Twitter and Tuition Fees.

Politics Editor Katy Sandalls talks to Minister for Skills and Equalities Nick Boles about coalition life, Tory majorities and social media

Students support more power to the regions

In its latest report the York Student Think Tank found that 64 per cent of participants believed that regions should…