Tempora Mutantur, nos et Mutamur in Illis

By Dilsher Singh Sir Humphrey Appleby in Yes Minister and recently Jacob Rees-Mogg MP in his first tweet have very aptly used the famous Latin quote tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis. (Translation: Times change and we change with them) But does it apply to the Conservative Party? As a student, I’d be lying…

Moving the Centre, not Occupying it

By Sam Barrett At the Centre for Policy Studies’ Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security of June this year, Henry Kissinger gave a speech during which he briefly recalled a conversation he had once had with Mrs Thatcher. At the time she was a fairly obscure education minister, yet her prudent language foretold the success she…

The Case for a Politics of Tolerance

By Jack Emsley A quick disclaimer; unlike Laura Pidock, I have a great deal of respect for those who I disagree with politically, and especially those in political parties that are not my own. It is sometimes fashionable in the age of online echo chambers to disparage those who vote a different way to us,…

Venezuela shows the Worst of the British Left

By Charlie Collard Every day, we see yet another photo of the chaos in Venezuela. People are starving and rioting. Mothers are fighting through queues of hundreds in the Latin American nation’s largest cities, waiting for hours in the heat, to get food for their families. This is because the government’s nationalised stores cannot provide…

We Must Stop Celebrating Hung Parliaments

By Ramon Menon Organise and maintain a political Labour Party in PARLIAMENT and the country’. This is the first line of the greatest political party that the UK has ever seen and will ever see. I capitalise those crucial but ever-increasingly forgotten words that so many of my fellow party members seem to forget. We exist…

Fighting Back to Find your Voice

Fighting Back to Find your Voice Simon Richards, The Freedom Association Universities should be places where established opinions are challenged – by criticism, by logic, by argument, by debate, by discussion, by testing. Yet, in recent years, they have become bywords for intolerance and for closing down any view not approved of by the left-liberal…

The Rise of Britain’s Donald Trump

  By Jack Emsley   Admit it, you’re secretly very smug about the chaos ensuing in American politics. The era of Trump has ushered in a blend of childish name calling, toxic political tribalism, and wild conspiracy theories against the media, the polls and, most worryingly, the democratic process. Thank goodness we Brits are more…