National Comment

LGBTQ+ rights: one step forward, two steps back?

President Trump is leading the fight for global resistance to LGBTQ+ rights

Catalan Independence is one problem too many

With all the current issues that the EU has to deal with, a demand for Catalonian Independence is the last straw

Fracking: environmental enemy number one?

Despite being labeled for massive protest, Seren Hughes argues that fracking is no worse than other fossil fuels

Europe’s Iron Chancellor is starting to rust

The German Federal elections of 2017 show that both the far left and right are benefiting from a divisive Chancellor

Don’t be fooled: Theresa is teetering on the Edge

After significant losses in the 2017 General Election, Theresa May’s fragility in leadership is a liability for the nation

Democracy: the antidote to the new separatism

Belief in the nation is a desire for representation

The Left against Brexit: don’t Labour the point

Now that Labour finally has a coherent Brexit policy, let’s not ruin it

Judaism has taught me the value of religious tolerance

Society has lost sight of the benefits of religion, and this breeds prejudice

Osborne is the petty politician we all deserve

After being fired from the government, George Osborne has made the Evening Standard relevant again by pursuing his revenge

The disconnect between older and younger generations has led to a broken Britain

Ed Smith argues that, the older generation’s oblivious attitude to students and the younger generation is contributing to a divided society

To survive, the EU must learn to compromise

The European Union is an ambitious project, but it won’t last if it punishes the UK for leaving and continues to resist reform

Don’t count politicians out of pop culture

Engaging with pop culture makes politicians look far less out of touch and, if used right, can be invaluable political capital