A Nation Outraged

In the psychodrama that is British politics, shock is a valuable commodity. We’ve been bombarded with so many dramatic resignations, scandals and eleventh-hour resolutions to impending doom that it seemed impossible to surprise us anymore. But on Wednesday this week, Boris Johnson shocked the mummified corpse of our political discourse back to life with the […]

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20 years of devolution: has it been a success?

This year marks two decades since the people of both Scotland and Wales voted ‘yes’ to devolution in referendums promised by Labour’s victorious 1997 manifesto. Blair was confident that devolved governments in Scotland and Wales would mean “the Union will be strengthened and the threat of separatism removed”. Since then, major policy areas such as education, health and housing have been dictated in […]

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Press Regulation

The deal agreed by the three main parties undoubtedly heralds a new age for the British media. Some newspaper editors and Tory MPs have compared the new restrictions to Putin’s Russia or African dictatorships, the death of a free press independent of government interference. Yet all the deal includes is a plan to commission a […]

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JCRs “appalled” at Oxford MP’s plans to vote against gay marriage

JCRs across the University have written to an Oxford MP expressing dismay at her intention to oppose the government’s proposed gay marriage legislation. The JCR Presidents have written a draft letter to express their shock at the intentions of Nicola Blackwood, whose constituency contains nine colleges. The letters also attempt to cast her views as […]

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