The Exceptional, and The Exception

The Exceptional, and The Exception

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

This year, I attended conference for the first time ever, and I must say, the excitement was palpable. Tory after Tory milled about, betwixt stalls - whose operators were not peddling their wares - but instead actively forcing their bits and bobs upon you, entirely gratis (as long as you also took their literature on how HS2 was going to save the world, or similar). The big Brexit banners hung impressively above it all, and most in attendance would agree enthusiastically that they supported the new leader’s direction to just “Get Brexit Done”. Much of what went on was excellent, and I do wish to emphasise that - but unfortunately, there was one stand which failed to impress: the Young Conservatives. 

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Mad, or just a Mad Man?

Mad, or just a Mad Man?

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

How our United Kingdom acts on the world stage is a subject of much interest not only to the subjects of our country, but to those many foriegn citizens whom are affected by the momentous ripples of the sixth largest economy in the world. As such, to understate the importance of the United Kingdom’s actions on the world stage in our modern age would be to signal a myopic outlook equivalent to that of Cameron holding a referendum on membership of the EU so as to quieten Europsceptics. Given the responsibility that rests on the shoulders of our nation, it remains a task of as great importance as ever to inquire as to the outwards facing behaviour of our prime political movers, such as Boris and his Cabinet. 

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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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