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“I don’t want to kill people and I don’t want to die”: Do students need to worry about conscription?

Fears that the world has entered the early stages of a global conflict have sparked debate over the potential reintroduction of conscription in the United Kingdom. Speaking to the BBC’s…

UK’s vape ban ignores wider issues

Last week, Rishi Sunak’s government announced plans to ban disposable vapes on the grounds of improving children’s health. Something has clearly gone wrong if it can be simultaneously true that…

Why Labour: The answer I’m still looking for

You would be forgiven for thinking that Keir Starmer is a ‘dead cert’ for Prime Minister. Polling at almost twenty points ahead of his Tory counterpart and facing a Conservative…

UK visa reforms announced to cut migration

On 4 December 2023, a set of new visa requirements were announced, on course to be implemented by spring 2025, to progress the government’s plan and manifesto promise to reduce…

A big year for democracy: elections to watch in 2024

2024 is set to be a formative year for democracy with 40 national elections globally, accounting for almost two billion of the world’s population. Starting with the most imminent, on…

David Cameron threatens Humza Yousaf over meeting with Turkish President Erdogan 

Foreign Secretary David Cameron has threatened to withdraw Scottish Foreign Office support after First Minister Humza Yousaf met with the Turkish president without UK officials present. Yousaf met with Turkey’s…

The future of UK Politics

In February the Economist ran an article saying the image of Britain ‘as a land of common sense has taken a beating’. Since Boris Johnson’s resignation British politics has seemed…

Stateless: what does Shamima Begum’s case mean for ethnic British citizens

Shamima Begum is one of the three girls from Bethnal Green who was taken out of Britain by a Canadian Spy to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in 2015.…