If the cascading scandals of the last few weeks have taught us anything, it is this: the Conservatives look out for their own.

Leader of the Opposition Keir Starmer, here pictured fighting for the working-class through the novel means of shopping — or being photographed shopping — in John Lewis.

Now, by ‘their own’, I don’t mean the ‘hard-working families’ that politicians of all parties have pitched to for the past couple of decades. I don’t mean…

As the US election draws nearer and the political temperature steadily increases, repeatedly passing what we would have thought were boiling points a decade ago, some on the Democratic side are allowing themselves to look beyond 3 November and consider the prospect of actually governing. No one can blame them…

Watching this week’s vice presidential debate was a strange experience. The first presidential debate, on Tuesday 29 September, was a spectacle: Biden was unimpressive, while Trump was characteristically deranged and dangerous. Compared to that, there was something almost reassuring about seeing Senator Kamala Harris face off against Vice President Mike…

Alex Ryan

Alex left Oxford University in 2015 with a degree and depression. Now he teaches, writes, and tries to play music.

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