After the Financial Crisis of 2008, Gordon Brown was frequently chided for the suggestion he made, while Chancellor, that the era of ‘boom and bust’ had come to an end under his stewardship. A similar, though less well known, comment was made by Phillip Hammond…

Hamilton the musical

“Who lives? Who dies? Who tells your story?” are powerful lyrics that run throughout the musical Hamilton and it seems that Lin Manuel Miranda has told Alexander Hamilton’s story with award-winning success. Beware! There are spoilers ahead. With the premiere of Hamilton landing on Disney+ today. I thought that…

We’re looking for two new editors to join the Backbench editorial team. Backbench is the leading current affairs blog for young writers in the UK, and the Backbench editorial team is a proven training ground for talented future journalists. The site was founded in 2012, and…

It would seem logical to assume that a nation’s financial markets would reflect the economic well-being of a country, and that a nation’s media would reflect the news and concerns of society at large. Unfortunately, I would suggest that this is no longer the case.…

It has been three years since the Grenfell Tower fire. 72 people lost their lives and hundreds more were displaced. It’s also over a year since Theresa May, in her resignation speech on the steps of Downing Street, claimed pride in her government’s response to…

NHS migrant workers protest

This article has been written by Maddie Grounds who is a specialist content writer andcorrespondent for the Immigration Advice Service; an organisation of UK immigrationlawyers. For the majority of the British public, leading a new life of normality thankfully no longer seemstoo distant. Yet one…

The Canadian-American radical feminist and polemicist, Shulamith Firestone, had this to say about marriage: ‘under Roman law [man] was invested with the rights of life and death over them all; famulus means domestic slave, and familia is the total number of slaves belonging to one…