“The Beginning Of The End”

By Danny Moran Upon the ruling of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade [1973], and subsequently Planned Parenthood v. Casey [1992], Clarence Thomas (an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States) has called on the court to overrule three key civil rights rulings including: Griswold v Connecticut [1965], LawrenceContinue reading ““The Beginning Of The End””

“Are populist parties a threat to democracy?” (Macmillan Prize Winner 2022)

By Ivan A. Abstract In the opening pages of Eatwell and Goodwin’s National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, populism is defined as a political ideology that excels at “prioritising the culture and interests of the nation”. It targets a select “people” who often feel neglected “by distant and corrupt elites” and promises to giveContinue reading ““Are populist parties a threat to democracy?” (Macmillan Prize Winner 2022)”

“Should strong states have a duty to intervene in a country whose government is inflicting violence against its own citizens?” (Macmillan Prize Runner-Up 2022)

By Grey G. It may seem obvious that a strong state has a duty and should have a duty to intervene in a country whose government is inflicting violence against its own citizens. Surely when a government is, or is planning on committing a genocide, a strong state should intervene as, being “strong”, it hasContinue reading ““Should strong states have a duty to intervene in a country whose government is inflicting violence against its own citizens?” (Macmillan Prize Runner-Up 2022)”

Reflections On A Supreme Court Remedy: Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation

Opinions Presented: “The Beginning Of The End” – Danny Moran “The Problems With The US’s Supreme Court” – Alex Buchanan “A Constitutional Game of Whodunnit?” – Ivan Ampiah “Is There A Constitutional Right To Abortion?” – Grey Godsal

Is there a constitutional right to abortion?

By Grey G. Well, the current Supreme Court would argue there isn’t. Last week they overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade (1973) case which had recognised the constitutional right to abortion. So, is there is a constitutional right to abortion, and if so, why was Roe v. Wade overturned? And if there isn’t a constitutionalContinue reading “Is there a constitutional right to abortion?”

A Constitutional Game of Whodunnit?

By Ivan A. “One prominent constitutional scholar wrote that he “would vote for a statute very much like the one the Court end[ed] up drafting” if he were “a legislator,” but his assessment of Roe was memorable and brutal: Roe was “not constitutional law” at all and gave “almost no sense of an obligation toContinue reading “A Constitutional Game of Whodunnit?”

ORDER! – Edition 1 – 18th May

This week’s edition looks at PMQs, the Queen’s Speech, the latest set of scandals and the standstill in Northern Ireland’s Assembly. PMQs 18th May In last week’s round of PMQs, the main issue of debate was the cost of living crisis. Keir Starmer opened his set of questions by advocating for a windfall tax onContinue reading “ORDER! – Edition 1 – 18th May”

ORDER! – Edition 2 – 2nd July

This week’s edition looks at PMQs, the Northern Ireland Protocol, the Bill of Rights, by-election results, and the Scottish Independence campaign. PMQs 29th June As the Prime Minister was at a Nato summit on Wednesday, Dominic Raab, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Angela Rayner filled in for PMQs. Despite Boris Johnson’s absence, it was stillContinue reading “ORDER! – Edition 2 – 2nd July”

Anarchist Aunt – Eddy Burke – 2nd July

Dear Anarchist Aunt, Today at school I got detention for not doing my homework. I told father but he said both he and grandad had to do their homework, so I should as well. Something about it creating hardworking values. I told Sally the Socialist about my predicament, and she said if I could notContinue reading “Anarchist Aunt – Eddy Burke – 2nd July”

Interview with Lord Waldegrave – Eton College Provost

Lord Waldegrave was interviewed on Friday 22nd April by Alex B – Editor for The Speaker Alex had the privilege of interviewing the school’s provost earlier this term. Discussed in that meeting were subjects ranging from the layout of Westminster all the way to meeting chairman Mao, and the tensions between Western powers and Russia.Continue reading “Interview with Lord Waldegrave – Eton College Provost”