A political blog of the right

With the election of Henry Bolton, Ukip might now survive

Well, it was a bit of a shock wasn't it? Henry Bolton becoming UKIP leader, beating a rag-tag share of extremists and establishment party figures. Arguably the not-so-implicit endorsement of Nigel Farage was what clinched the deal, but looking into the man, he was also the most qualified of the candidates by a long way. Sure, he didn't have the rabid rhetoric (and supporters) of Anne-Marie Waters or the establishment support of Peter Whittle, but he had credibility. He didn't need to prove himself to the world, having worked…

UKIP must be Radical: This Does Not Mean Stupid

To be utterly honest, UKIPs campaign was dreadful. As several who are still in the party have suggested on public forums, UKIP's reliance on an ill-thought through policy that clumsily attacked the Islamic communities in the UK, just seemed crude and discriminatory. UKIP's integration agenda was easily depicted as a shift to the far-right in a desperate attempt to remain relevant. Unlike many on the NEC and other members, I was not enthused by this new policy, and left the party soon after it was announced. Now UKIP is going…

Bias in the media: A legitimate criticism?

Debate is great stuff, it can often lead us to a better understanding of other people's perspectives, and also heighten our understanding of our own thoughts and perspectives. One of the most common accusations that is thrown against people on both sides of the political spectrum is an accusation of bias. I shall be discussing in this article my thoughts on this odd complaint as an English student, who has to grip with many people I disagree with, as you might imagine. So I'll cover the good uses of the accusation of…