Articles by: Thomas Stringer

Education, News

Theresa May plans radical education reform

Theresa May has announced some surprising education reforms which herald a new push for radicalism On Friday morning there was a surprise announcement by Theresa May of a government plan to shake up the education system and allow schools to become selective. In effect, putting an end to the arbitrary ban on Grammar schools […]

by × September 12, 2016 ×

Leftwatch

Comrade Corbyn is here to stay

Corbyn will win the leadership race. Face it. There are now less than two weeks to go until the results of the 2016 Labour leadership election are announced, and despite Labour moderates having being preparing for this ever since Corbyn was first elected, it looks like he’s going to win […]

by × September 10, 2016 ×

Education

Toby Young dives into the grammar school debate on Twitter

Toby Young dives into the grammar school debate on Twitter

This morning there was an announcement by the Prime Minister of a government plan to shake up the educational system and allow schools to become selective. It’s a contentious subject, but Theresa May summed up her reasoning pretty succinctly this morning: “The truth is that we already have selection in our school […]

by × September 9, 2016 ×

Europe

The “March for Europe”  is a ridiculous farce

The “March for Europe”
is a ridiculous farce

You may have noticed a few Lefties and Eddie Izzard are currently marching through the streets of London hoping for an overturn of the EU referendum result. It is tempting to ignore them. But with the majority of the commons having supported remain, and MPs such as David Lammy suggesting […]

by × September 3, 2016 ×

Elections

The Conservatives continue to  dominate the polls

The Conservatives continue to
dominate the polls

In poll after poll since the result of the referendum on the European union was announced the Conservative Party has shown a strong and increasing lead over Labour. The most recent – conducted by the pollster ICM for the Guardian – gave the Conservatives a 14-point lead over Labour. Just let […]

by × September 3, 2016 ×

Scotland

Scots still favour remaining in the UK
despite EU vote

In a speech made earlier today Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader launched a renewed push for a second referendum, calling for a “new conversation” on Scottish independence. Sturgeon is hoping to leverage the Brexit result to regain momentum towards her long hoped for second referendum among a Scottish public who […]

by × September 2, 2016 ×

Europe, News

Brexit: The Movie premieres on the 11th May

Brexit: The Movie premieres on the 11th May

Having recently completed their wildly successful Kickstarter Campaign our friends over at Brexit: The Movie have now announced the date of the film’s premiere. Fittingly they’re hosting a Gala Premier at UK’s biggest Cinema – the ODEON Leicester Square! So, put the 11th May in your diaries, for it’s the […]

by × March 30, 2016 ×

Liberty, Taxation

Axe the regressive tobacco escalator!

Axe the regressive tobacco escalator!

It couldn’t have escaped the notice of avid readers of the Guido Fawkes website that there’s a bit of a campaign blitz going on. The Axe the escalator campaign is a 72 hour Ad blitz by smokers’ rights group FOREST. During the last parliament, the tobacco duty escalator ensured that […]

by × February 25, 2016 ×

Europe

Eurosceptic Conservative MPs, in their own words

Eurosceptic Conservative MPs, in their own words

With it reported that up to 210 Tory MPs favour voting leave in the EU referendum, we thought it would be good to offer the views of just a selection, on why they support Brexit. James Cleverly MP, Braintree: “The case for a new relationship with European and global economies […]

by × January 11, 2016 ×

Europe

Six MPs from the 2015 intake declare support for Brexit

Six more Conservative MPs, all from the 2015 intake have come out in favour of Britain exiting the European Union. Their names are as follows: Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Berwick-upon-Tweed James Cleverly, Braintree Royston Smith, Southampton Itchen Craig Mackinlay, South Thanet Paul Scully, Sutton and Cheam Scott Mann, North Cornwall The news […]

by × January 7, 2016 ×

Europe

Eurosceptics pull ahead, 53% back leave!

Eurosceptics pull ahead, 53% back leave!

Just two weeks ago we reported on the narrowing in the polls in favour of leaving the EU. Since then a new poll by Survation has come out to give leavers even more hope, with 53% of decided voters backing the Leave campaign. With 19% of respondents still undecided and […]

by × November 15, 2015 ×

Elections, News

Election Watch: The latest local by-elections

Election Watch: The latest local by-elections

There were 6 by-elections this week, with 2 Conservative holds and one gain, two Labour holds and one Liberal Democrat Gain. Overall the picture was fairly neutral for the Conservatives, gaining one seat from and losing one seat to, the Lib Dems, both with very substantial swings. By far the […]

by × November 1, 2015 ×