How did we end up here?

By Max Glynn ‘If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.’ On the 21st March this quote by George Orwell was as important as ever before when YouTube comedian Mark Meechan, better known by his username “Count Dankula” was found guilty of hate speech…

Identity politics is a threat to democracy

By Martin Seiffarth Pink campaign buses, discounted event tickets for ethnic minorities, conferences where straight white men are not welcome; these are but a few recent instances of the Labour Party using race, colour, and sex as political tools – of the Party being enthralled by the lure of identity politics. If these first visible…

The Safe Space Policy is Authoritarian- It Must be Abolished

By Tamara Berens King’s Libertarian Society are launching our Abolish Safe Spaces at KCLSU Campaign to raise awareness of the authoritarian nature of our Student Union and the danger of the ‘Safe Space’ culture which pervades student campus events. On the 18th of October, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP addressed the King’s College London Conservative Association, and…

A Market Based Solution to the Fees Problem

By Harry Tanner The Labour party’s promise to abandon tuition fees and “ambition” to annul graduate debt is ill-disguised hucksterism. In the – not actually secure – knowledge that young people voted in swathes to Remain and are utterly disenfranchised with the Tory party, Corbyn and his merry band of Bolsheviks sought to galvanize this…

The Ugly Underbelly of Student Loans – An Analysis

By Dominic Prince Household Income Expected Parental Contribution %ge of post-tax income £30,000 £600 3% £35,000 £1,199 4% £40,000 £1,799 6% £45,000 £2,398 7% £50,000 £2,998 8% £55,000 £3,597 9% £60,000 £4,197 10% (Fig.1) Expected parental contribution is the difference between the max loan and the loan offered to the student with each household income…

Editor’s Welcome

By Jack Emsley, 1828 Editor Whilst the preparations for this first edition of the 1828 Journal have been the focus of most of the summer months, a print magazine to offer an alternative to the often extreme politics at King’s has been years in the making. Now, it is my pleasure to launch the Journal…

Don’t Listen to Me- I’m a Nutter!

By Jack Elsom We want to hear your ideas, Jack! What Conservative policies would you like to see in our election manifesto? If I had a quid for every time I’ve received a central office dispatched email of this kind – one which urges me to send in policy proposals – I’d have about six…