Northern Ireland: A Brexistential Crisis

In this article, Beth Chamberlain highlights the lack of attention paid to Ireland throughout the Brexit years, and how the issue will cause serious disruption and division in the North.

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The Case Against Slates

Jake Olenick (ex-Treasurer) here opposes the principle of electoral pacts (i.e. “slates”) in student societies, in particular their nature as oligopolistic and exclusionary, with few of the benefits that many have argued them to have.

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An Experience of the Irish Border

Peter McLaughlin details his experience of Irish identity, its interactions with the Irish Border, and how Brexit will likely affect it.

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In a FPTP but divided Parliament such as this, what power do the smaller parties have?

Edward Peckston (Brasenose College, President-Elect), argues that smaller Parliamentary parties only have power when there is no overall majority, using it to argue for a system of Proportional Representation.

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The Carbon Tax: a Liberal Solution

Thomas Bailey, ex-Campaigns Officer, argues that the implementation of a Carbon Tax is the most effective and liberal approach to tackling the issues of climate change.

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Why we should end the war on drugs

OULD secretary for MT 2018, Edd Peckston, argues that we need to end the war on drugs now, in a well researched article with more citations than my average tutorial essay:

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Lib Dems In The Lords

In this article, Thomas Laver argues that the Liberal Democrats should fully engage with the House of Lords, to ensure that the powers it is vested with are used in the best manner, and so we can reform it from within.

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The Problem With Remoaning

In this article, Nick Brown argues that the EU is failing to reconcile two essential liberal principles, those of localism and of internationalism.

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An Old Way Of Tackling A New Problem: Intergenerational Unfairness And The Land Value Tax

In this article, Thomas Bailey argues the case for taxing the value of land to help younger people and to fix our broken tax system.

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Why You Should Still Care About Protecting Free Speech

In this article, Jake Olenick goes back to basics to justify free speech at a time when speech rights are being ignored, forgotten or suppressed. 

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