‘Labour Isn’t Working’ – when will they win an election again?

George - Year 13 Student Editor’s Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. This is the first time that this piece of work has been published online. CPD February marked the 120th anniversary of the Labour Party but the celebrations were … Continue reading ‘Labour Isn’t Working’ – when will they win an election again?

The two-party system is strangling our democracy

Sam - GSAL Alumnus (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Sam (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during his time at GSAL. This excellent short essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD The current state of British politics is likely to push … Continue reading The two-party system is strangling our democracy

Why Labour’s voters deserted the party, and why they were right to do so

Jamie - Year 12 Student Editor's Note: Writing for the GSAL Humanities Journal, Jamie explores some of the issues pertinent to Labour's sizeable defeat in the General Election held in the UK in December 2019. This is Jamie's second essay to be published in the Humanities Journal: his first piece, entitled Genghis Khan: A Dastradly … Continue reading Why Labour’s voters deserted the party, and why they were right to do so

Westminster Democracy: Is British Politics Broken?

Joshua Grier - Year 13 Student & Deputy Editor, Politics in Review Editor’s Note: Politics in Review would like to remind its readers that this is an independent journal, published entirely by politics students. Therefore, the opinions expressed in this journal are the opinions of the contributors and not the opinions of the school. GG In recent years, … Continue reading Westminster Democracy: Is British Politics Broken?

Opinion: The Fallacy of a ‘Democratic’ People’s Vote

James - Year 12 Student City Square. Leeds town centre.25th of August. This momentous day played host to a dazzling pastiche of blue and gold EU flags and placards demanding a “People’s Vote Now”. In the wake of the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament, the  crowd of ‘Remoaners’ felt energised, and the atmosphere reverberated … Continue reading Opinion: The Fallacy of a ‘Democratic’ People’s Vote