‘The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated’. These words were written in a cable by the author Mark Twain after his obituary had been mistakenly published. The idea that the left-right binary no longer exists, like the above anecdote, has been deployed ubiquitously. Except…

On Saturday, the chairman of The Spectator Andrew Neil announced that the magazine is hiring as subscriber numbers had increased to over 85,000 monthly paying readers. In the wake of media organisations like the Guardian and BBC announcing that they were cutting jobs, the fact…

During the last few months, Covid-19 has led to several political issues being put on the backburner and quite rightly so. However there are significant and worrying international issues brewing, none more so than the recent Russia report which has just been published.  The general…

Hezbollah, ISIS and the Taliban when uttered, rightfully provoke thought of terrorism and violence. Some might remember the Buenos Aires truck bombing, few will forget ISIS’ beheadings, and others will know of the Taliban’s attack on US army bases. What is clear is these groups…

First-past-the-post (FPTP) is one of the most popular electoral systems in the world. As well as being the system of choice in the United Kingdom, it is also employed in parliaments such as in India and Canada. Although the three mentioned influential countries adopt FPTP,…

The task of defending Britain’s history is a tall order, particularly when Britain’s record of slavery and colonialism gets scarce mentioning at schools. There is a vague understanding of the basics. People know the name of William Wilberforce, the man who spearheaded the campaign to…