Why the Conservatives must Pursue Educational Reform

Why the Conservatives must Pursue Educational Reform

Lucy Boland is an undergraduate at Keble College and the ex-Social Secretary.

It may seem that after all the recent upheaval in education policy there is no need for further reform, but this could not be further from the truth. Change is badly needed, firstly to improve the international competitiveness of UK firms by boosting human capital, but also to create a fairer and more meritocratic society.

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What is a Conservative?

What is a Conservative?

James Beaumont is an undergraduate at Exeter College and the President-Elect for Michaelmas Term 2018.

This question has always been a notoriously difficult one to answer. If you pick up a book by any philosopher, they’ll all tell you something different. However, one thing they’ll all say, counter-intuitively, is that a conservative believes in freedom. I’m going to expand on this, among other things, to give my view on what makes a conservative.

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The Problem with Candidate Lists

The Problem with Candidate Lists

Ellie Flint is an undergraduate at Jesus College and the Social Secretary for Michaelmas Term 2018.

Following the promotion of Heidi Alexander, there is a by-election taking place in the constituency of Lewisham East, where OUCA has, of course, been helping to campaign. When researching the area however, it emerged that the candidate selection process for the Labour Party had involved a female only, BME only list, of which the candidate was then selected from.

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Gridlock in Northern Ireland: Why the real crisis for the Union is not Scotland.

Gridlock in Northern Ireland: Why the real crisis for the Union is not Scotland.

Matthew Robbins is an undergraduate at St Benet’s Hall and the Whip for Michaelmas Term 2018.

Over a year ago, on March 2nd, 2017, Sinn Fein registered its best election result since the creation of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Since then Northern Ireland has been in an undemocratic paralysis, as neither the DUP or Sinn Fein is able to agree to a government under the power-sharing mechanism that governs the constituent country. The result is rule imposed by the government at Westminster as endless rounds of talks fail to reach a resolution.

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