Other than party members and journalists, not many people are particularly interested in the inner workings of political parties. Some Conservatives may like to assume that Labour are dominated by students calling for revolution from relatively affluent university constituencies, whilst some Labour members assume that…

Over the coming months, Backbench will be partnering with Torrin Wilkins, Director of Centre Think Tank for a series of comment pieces. In his column, Torrin will explore prominent policy issues – some of them related to the latest news and others related to his…

The 2016 referendum was too simple The 2016 EU Referendum was a basic “Yes” or “No” answer. This is because the EU has several overlapping “spheres” of membership, including the European Economic Area (EEA) and the Customer Union. For a geopolitical and economic relationship this…

The UK has recently received warnings from various industries of potential shortages in the coming months. As reported by the Bank of England, there have already been shortages in “furniture, car parts and electrical goods”. Supermarkets have also signaled that there will be some product shortages.…

Over the coming months, Backbench will be partnering with Torrin Wilkins, Director of Centre Think Tank for a series of comment pieces. In his column, Torrin will explore prominent policy issues – some of them related to the latest news and others related to his…

Over the coming months, Backbench will be partnering with Torrin Wilkins, Director of Centre Think Tank for a series of comment pieces. In his column, Torrin will explore prominent policy issues – some of them related to the latest news and others related to his…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re no doubt aware of the Afghanistan withdrawal, after 20 years of trying and failing to impose stability and democracy there. With the Taliban taking over in a span of weeks and the possibility of an Iranian-style hostage…

At the start of the month, the Taliban held no major cities in Afghanistan. Less than three weeks later, they have full reign of the country and are preparing to form a government. This comes after the American backed Administration of Ashraf Ghani collapsed, with…