What have the recent protests at the Conservative Party conference taught us about the left in Britain? Alex Walker argues that rather than succeed in demonising the Tories recent protests have merely shown the public how intolerant of political difference some elements of the British left are.
Dan Celadri of the Socialist Students Society looks at where the Government is currently going wrong with it’s policy, and argues why more socialist-framed policy surrounding Nationalisation would be better
In this article, Chris Olewicz looks at the current policy the Government takes regarding the unemployed, and suggests that serious change is needed.
The Conservative Party would be wise not to invest too much faith in Lynton Crosby to deliver them an election victory, states Sam Mannion
An interview with Margot James, Conservative MP for Stourbridge in the West Midlands.
Chris Olewicz investigates the current role of the Trussell Trust in welfare provision
Budget 2012 – Cuts for the middle, Breaks for the highest earners, and the beginnings of a sizeable change in the UK economy?
Yes, the Budget 2012 contains more cuts to benefits and hand-outs to the richest in society. But wrapped up in the general glum mood is a sign that perhaps there is a plan for the future of the UK economy.
Over the past year, the Coalition government has been instrumental in expanding academies and free schools throughout the country and with 24 free schools opening this year alone and over 203 academies currently in existence, it begs the question of what actually are free schools
Whilst the Conservative Party may not be actively sexist, the public service reforms by the Con-Lib coalition government could certainly have a sexist outcome; research by The Fawcett Society indicates that women are going to be disproportionally affected by the cuts in public services. Women, along with those reliant on state support, making up sixty-five per cent of the state workforce, will suffer most. Of the £8 billion raised through taxation to support welfare provisions, seventy-two per cent will come from female pockets, in comparison to 28 per cent from their male counterparts. Single parent families, inevitably mothers, will be disproportionately affected as they rely on government hand-outs to support their children, and the increasingly difficult job market means that, with other priorities, mothers are more unlikely to be actively looking for work.