All posts by Peter Whitehead

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Growing Pains – The Conservatives and their Youth Crisis

The Conservatives are in crisis, not just in terms of their leadership, but in terms of ideas and future membership. The party has to ask itself real questions about policy, […]

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Russian to Judge

This week, Alex Salmond agreed to host a show on Russia Today, and in doing so betrayed the very principles by which everyone in UK politics ought to abide. Why […]

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Jo Johnson and Freeze Peach

I wanted to write about almost anything that wasn’t the Conservative Party and their inability to do anything useful or clever. But no. This week marks a new policy from […]

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Why Bojack Horseman will save us all

There’s a certain kind of conversation you will have in your undergraduate years if you are doing a Humanities degree. You will be at the pub, or at a party, […]

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Terrifyingly Divisive Memes for Really Confused Political Teens

I was recently asked at work to name all the US states that I could on the map, and, if possible, locate them. I named seven, and got four right […]

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Hey, I Just Met You, This Policy Is Crazy, Who Is Advising? – Theresa Maybe?

So, we’ve had the Conservative Party Conference, where everyone enjoyed the spectacle of watching various Tory figures manoeuvre themselves towards a potential leadership bid. There’s also been a few big […]

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The UberRegulator

Uber in London is no more. Twitter is on fire, the press are all over it. The Evening Standard led with Uber and Out, and hot takes abounded, with one […]

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Lord Adonis and the Half-Blood Cartel

‘A tale told by an idiot; full of sound and fury, signifying nothing’ cries Macbeth in one of his speeches. Many reputable Shakespeare scholars will claim this speech is about […]

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Culture, Captions and Self Congratulation

This column was initially meant to be about something else entirely. But then there was someone who was wrong on the internet, and I figured I’d wade into the argument. […]