The Caerulean

Is Corbyn on the brink of entering No.…

Listening to the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at the Labour Party Conference (Brighton, 27/09/17), you would be forgiven for assuming Corbyn and the rest of the Shadow Cabinet were on the cusp of forming…

A new trade relationship with Brussels sprouting

The multilateral global trade of goods and services is essential to the modern way of living; however, underlying the perceived simplicity of consumer access are numerous trade deals and agreements. Following the Brexit referendum last…

Mental health reform: a step in the right…

Last week, universities across the country took part in the annual University Mental Health Day, providing additional support to students and raising awareness of pre-existing on-campus mental health programmes. This event comes in light of…

The resurgence of the centre-left

2016 was not a good year for social democrats in the West. They endured electoral humiliation at the hands of either the right or the hard left. In Britain, Labour centrists led a feeble counter-revolution…

France and Brexit

The election that will impact Brexit negotiations the most is without doubt the French presidential election, which is taking place in May. France, which has the second largest economy and the most powerful army of…

Why bother with a university degree in a…

2016 has been an odd year - to say the least! Politics aside, this year has been a gold mine for the journalists and political commentators who like to come up with catchy new phrases…

Being gay in the Conservative Party

I got involved in politics at an embarrassingly young age. My left-leaning parents had to deal with a rather unusual form of teenage rebellion when I proudly announced to them, aged 14, that I was…

Globalisation: it’s not so bad…

A month ago, our president wrote an erudite and passionate plea for the voters of this country to participate in the political process with a moral consciousness rather than be manipulated by impersonal economic influences…

President Trump: two reactions from inside TorySoc

Trump's winning strategy Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States, sweeping the Electoral College and getting over the 270 mark despite every bit of the establishment being against him.…

The Significance of the Poppy

In the run-up to and in the days following Remembrance Sunday, it is sagacious to reflect on the poppy - how it became one of today's most recognisable national symbols, and how, once a year,…