Monthly Archives: February 2011

HUU Elections 2011 – The candidates (Part 2) 5

My previous posts in this series can be found here and here. In the previous post, I looked at the sabbatical and part-time officer positions for this year’s elections. This post covers all the other positions that are available. Even though they aren’t as high profile, they all serve a purpose and can be important. […]

Why the ASI is wrong about the minimum wage 1

The Adam Smith Institute (ASI) is a well-known and long-established UK economic think tank. It supports the ideas of small government and free markets (i.e. self-regulation/’the invisible hand‘). Margaret Thatcher was one of it’s biggest supporters and it’s principles are often aligned with the taditional Conservative Party point of view. Dr Eamonn Butler is a […]

HSAFC: Re-occupation

Back in December, staff and students at the University of Hull witnessed an occupation of part of Staff House. It was a form of protest against the proposed increases to tuition fees and the cuts to Higher Education funding. As plenty of people pass through that building, it could be considered a wise choice. The […]

It’s time to drop ‘Conservative-led Government’ 1

If you watch PMQs, TV news or take notice of some other form of media, you’ll probably have heard the term ‘Conservative-led Government’. It is the latest thing being used by Labour to help destabilise the government, instead of focusing on creating alternative policy. In some respects, it’s a perfectly legitimate phrase and I will […]