Author: Laura Foster

Labour Has a Problem with Women

Kezia Dugdale’s resignation as leader of Scottish Labour Leader highlights a stark and worrying problem that still haunts the Labour Party: a problem with women in positions of power. The Conservatives are quick to highlight that they have had two female leaders–and rightly so. And whilst a female leader hardly …

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Student Finance?

This year on A-Level results day, few students would have been immediately aware that the Department of Education confirmed the increase in interest on student loans to 6.1% from this autumn, or the long-term consequences of this. With all the joy, heartache, and fear, the shadow of student finance would have …

Should We Lower the Voting Age?

The June 2017 General election saw 64 percent of registered voters aged 18-24 turn out to support their respective parties, the highest turn out of young people since 1992. The apathetic era for the youth of the United Kingdom gave way to a gulf of commentators studying and arguing with …

Teen Vogue’s Valuable and Necessary Approach to Sex Ed

When Teen Vogue wrote their guide, ‘Anal Sex: What You Need To Know‘, the article went viral. The article, complete with simple diagrams and pointers, is quick to emphasise that its purpose is to inform, and not, as many critics have argued, to encourage underage sex. As the article says, “even if …

Strange and Unstable: What Happens Next in UK Politics?

As the excitement fades over the general election result on June 8, and Parliament uneasily reconvenes to legislate the Queen’s Speech, the instability surrounding the future of British Politics promotes constant speculation. It seems people aren’t willing to accept that the government led by Theresa May, propped up by the …

The Rise of Female Student Activism

If the recent General Election has made anything apparent, it is that the power of youth activism should not be underestimated. But youthful political energy is not a new phenomenon – despite what political correspondents would have you believe. There is a long history of student activism in the UK …