'Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear' - George Orwell

From Sachsgate to his close-to-the-bone jokes at the 2008 MTV VMAs, Russell Brand's sense of humour has always polarised opinion. If possible, though, his political beliefs do so even more. Over the past few months alone, he has been heralded the Left's anti-establishment loudhailer, following the … Read More...

Who can remember the year 2003? In politics, if you need a little reminder, it was the year the Bush-Blair bromance unseated Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq. In sport, it was the year a drug-pumped Lance Armstrong claimed his fifth of seven consecutive Tour de France victories. And in music, it … Read More...

Picture this scene: for the very first time, you find yourself in a magistrate's court—a rectangular, wood-panelled room with a stand-fan whirring in one corner. Around you, on the carpeted floor, you can spot brand-new briefcases, small piles of plastic folders and six pairs of well-polished … Read More...

So, barring any major political mishap, it looks like Boris Johnson will be returning to the House of Commons—with his gaze seemingly set on the Conservative leadership. During his tenure as Mayor of London, which will come to an end in May 2015, Boris has done a lot for the capital’s property … Read More...

In 2009, when I applied to study at Exeter, I had never visited the city—let alone walk around the nearby University campus, with its winding paths and redbrick buildings. (Embarrassingly, I also applied to Cardiff University, solely on the basis that I had been to a couple of mosh-pit-filled gigs … Read More...