What to expect of Jeremy Hunt’s Britain

What to expect of Jeremy Hunt’s Britain

Andy Shamis (Balliol College) is an undergraduate in his first year of reading Mathematics and Computer Science.

For most ministers, it seems the only time we are made aware of their presence is through their failure, and Hunt is no exception to this rule. Boris Johnson, his current competitor in the leadership race, has been well known by the public for over a decade now, with his repeated gaffes and public outbursts making his famous, or for some, infamous. It seems as if Boris is a living embodiment of the idea that any publicity is good publicity, with this rule being exploited by many a populist figure in modern times, in stark contrast to Hunt. Indeed, we can see this contrast in how well either figure manages their respective tarrings in the face of the public.

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A look into a few of Mr. Johnson’s difficulties

A look into a few of Mr. Johnson’s difficulties

Ben Hack (Publications Officer, Ex-Committee Member, Balliol College) is an undergraduate in his first year of reading Computer Science and Philosophy.

At this point in the leadership election, it seems incredibly likely indeed that a certain Boris will become the next leader of the Conservative and Unionist party, and as such also the leader of our United Kingdom. Having recently attended a Gloucestershire event at which Boris spoke, I wish to address the question: what notable obstructions were there in Boris’ rise to his current, very favourable position?

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The Death of our Green and Pleasant Land

The Death of our Green and Pleasant Land

Alex Honey (non-university member) is an undergraduate in his first year at Exeter University, and Chairman of the Exeter University Conservative Association.

J.R.R Tolkein once commented of hobbits that ‘’a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt’’. Well in this sense I must say I have an affinity with the hobbits of Middle Earth. As I drive around Oxfordshire playing the works of Pachelbel, Dvorak and Vivaldi a tear comes to my eye. Not because of the stunning beauty of the countryside, nor because I have accidentally checked my bank balance, but because this serenity is under grave peril. 

All views expressed are Alex’s own, and not necessarily reflective of the views of the association nor its office holders.

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