Contemporary Hong Kong Politics, Put Simply

By Campaign Agent Will Fawcett Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Hong Kong has once again ignited tensions between pro-democracy protesters and Chinese Government officials and supporters. The former British colony, ruled for 156 years until the eventual concession of the territory to the Chinese in 1997, is a bastion of capitalism and wealth …

Thoughts on Bernie Sanders’ appearance at the Hay Festival

By Campaign Agent Luke Walpole Though Bernie Sanders spoke at the Hay Festival last week, it seems apt to view what he was saying in the light of last Thursday’s General Election. Of Jeremy Corbyn, and the Labour Party en masse, Senator Sanders applauded the leader’s attempt to “revitalise democracy” and to “make Labour a …

The youth vote dishevelled the Conservatives, but we haven’t finished yet

By Adam Bradford, social entrepreneur and Queen’s Young Leader Note: views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of TalkPolitics. A whopping 72 per cent of young people aged 18-24 voted in the General Election. It was a game changer. Hot off the heels of the EU Referendum I know that myself …