Richard Crawshaw

Richard has written 22 articles for Nouse

Clean for the Queen: Sweep, Peasants, Sweep

Litter initiative hypocritical and condescending

Thinkers’ Corner – Free Speech and Responsible Journalism

Last week, the University of York had its Free Speech University Ranking (FSUR) downgraded from Green to Amber, suggesting the…

Labour pass crucial by-election test in Oldham West

The former leader of Oldham Council, Jim McMahon (OBE) has successfully defended the traditionally safe Labour seat of Oldham West & Royton, in what was expected to be a close by-election

Thinkers’ Corner – It’s Time to Embrace Generation Think

Across the country and across the world, a new student movement is beginning to take shape. Student think tanks are…

The new seat of the North?

George Osborne’s quest to stamp his name on a 2020 leadership bid has seen the birth of a personal project…

It’s time to abolish the House of Lords

David Cameron has appointed more Lords than any other Prime Minister in modern times.This week’s dissolution list will add 45…

What does electability mean?

Tony Blair had it, David Cameron’s got it, Ed Miliband didn’t have it, but Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper might.…

The war on striking

This week the train drivers union ASLEF, announced a second 24 hour strike on the London Underground following last week’s…

Labour and setting the agenda

During the first televised Labour leadership hustings featuring Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendal and Jeremy Corbyn, a trend emerged.…

Student grants must be safeguarded

As the Conservatives enter government without the moderating force of the Liberal Democrats, ideas they were previously prevented from executing…

Redefining referendum results

With the Conservatives nearly a month into their first majority government in 18 years, some parts of the government have…

Could Labour Learn from the SNP?

Whether you think the SNP are a threat to the very foundations of our nation, or the saviours of Scotland,…