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.Read More